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If you prefer coarse texture and mottled colors you will prefer Minnis. If you want a smoother texture and finish, go with Smiths

So Minnis is for garbagemen?


Why would you say that? How did I imply that?

 

What are you projecting?

 

Worth the read when you have the time: http://www.styleforum.net/t/151036/navy-hopsack-suit/0_100

post #19458 of 19906
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Worth the read when you have the time: http://www.styleforum.net/t/151036/navy-hopsack-suit/0_100


this is the summary of it, from which it went into pages of insults, some of which was quite funny

 

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It depends. If you are lean and fit, like NYR, it works out great. Also: it works if your taste is subtle. - B
I don't know why you think the first element is a factor for cloth choice but if that gets you off, then awesome. And if the second point reads "stuble" then yeah, it's a good fabric choice. If you meant "subtle" then wearing hopsack for a suit is a good way to subtly place oneself as a sanitation worker wearing his Sunday best.
post #19459 of 19906
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Worth the read when you have the time: http://www.styleforum.net/t/151036/navy-hopsack-suit/0_100

One of the best threads around. The post in question:

"I don't know why you think the first element is a factor for cloth choice but if that gets you off, then awesome. And if the second point reads "stuble" then yeah, it's a good fabric choice. If you meant "subtle" then wearing hopsack for a suit is a good way to subtly place oneself as a sanitation worker wearing his Sunday best."

Followed by Vox:

"Someday, I hope that we will learn what accounts for your sense of comical class inferiority. It is hard for me to even think that you are an American...it is like one of those bad English comedies sometimes with you.

So, take a turn at being constructive: if you do not like a hopsack, what do you recommend for a man who does the noble work of the republic by teaching eighth graders in a public school? What blue fabric is right for the context of what he does?

Please do not say something striped. The guy has to handle chalk and pre-teen backtalk. Give him a recommendation. His tailor has recommended an English hopsack. If you can do better, do it.

You will have to decide what position you take tonight: do tailors know what they are doing or don't they?"

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post #19460 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

. Most innovative is a fresco type hopsack for jackets. Very open weave, very dense yarns, good color range.

This sounds very interesting.
post #19461 of 19906
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. Most innovative is a fresco type hopsack for jackets. Very open weave, very dense yarns, good color range.

This sounds very interesting.


Best descriptor I can think of is "chunky" to describe the hopsack weave.

 

Missed the "navy hopsack suiting"  thread on the first go around, looks interesting

post #19462 of 19906
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So Minnis is for garbagemen?

Or janitor? No, that's hopsack. Ah, I love that old thread, pure sociology smile.gif
post #19463 of 19906
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So Minnis is for garbagemen?

Don't be absurd. Everyone knows Minnis is the cloth of the cafeteria worker!

post #19464 of 19906
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I took advantage of a special offer and picked up a jacket length of this Fox Brothers limited edition Lindley Windowpane flannel. It's a 400g woolen flannel. Behind it is a length of Fox's 290g Fine Grey Worsted Flannel, destined to become a handsome pair of trousers quite soon.

 

 

That's a great pickup, I have eyed that one for a while and never pulled the trigger.

post #19465 of 19906
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That's a great pickup, I have eyed that one for a while and never pulled the trigger.


Thanks! Well, if you still want it you better move on it. Last time I looked there was about 6m left.

post #19466 of 19906
Speaking of Fox, I recently ordered some swatches (including the cricket white I asked about) and a couple of the swatches were ginormous and mounted on A4-sized cards. Really nice, compared to the tiny bits of cloth some merchants/mills try to pass off as swatches.
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Edited - they only charged for shipping - 


Edited by venividivicibj - 10/6/16 at 11:28pm
post #19468 of 19906
To be air they only charge for the shipping (3 pounds if I recall correctly)
post #19469 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

Speaking of Fox, I recently ordered some swatches (including the cricket white I asked about) and a couple of the swatches were ginormous and mounted on A4-sized cards. Really nice, compared to the tiny bits of cloth some merchants/mills try to pass off as swatches.
One thing about those giant swatches, it's important to note if the pics on the site are of those ginormous swatches. I mistakenly assumed they were 'normal' sized and as a result was surprised at the actual scale of the pattern, i.e. it was much larger than I expected.
post #19470 of 19906
Often for the better. Just today I'm wearing a suit from one of their worsted 8-9oz glen checks-- which has one of the largest patterns I've ever seen. Completely changes the effect, making the check less prominent.

The downside on that fabric is that it wrinkled when shipped to me, and the creases refuse to hang out. So it's not a travel garment. Alden should make a Brisa or Piuma in that size. smile.gif

Anyway, I have two swatches coming from the Twist book. We'll see if that cloth is more wrinkle-resistant than the lighter worsteds.
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