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post #19516 of 19908
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post

I initially thought DBs in summer cloths were ridiculous, but I have two cuts of 17oz linen that will most likely be DBs for next year's San Francisco summer shog[1].gif

Yowzers! 17? Who's the maker?
post #19517 of 19908

Does anybody have experience with this: 

 

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/1037/limited-edition-cloth/hazel-soft-tweed

 

I am eyeing it, but did notice it was on the heavy side. Love the colors.

post #19518 of 19908
post #19519 of 19908
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Good gabardine is a rarity today. Not much available, no strong demand from clients.

The test for quality gabs is both sides of the cloth should show the diagonal/twill weave. Lesser qualities show the diagonal/twill weave on the face but have a 90 degree plain weave on the back.

Thanks, Chris. I have a friend who recently had some gab trousers made. Maybe I'll see where he got his cloth and check the front and back sides, as you suggested.
post #19520 of 19908
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

Gents, I'm doing a run of Rangoon tropical worsted 8oz glencheck suiting in light grey. The pattern will be a slightly larger check than what's typically available in other bunches. ETA late December 2016 or early January 2017. Please let me know if you are interested. Thanks.

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For those who are interested in the scale, it is the same as this Fox flannel.

post #19521 of 19908
Kolecho, the scale of that cloth looks good. How light is the grey? Is the top pic an accurate indication of the shade?
post #19522 of 19908
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

I think it would be awesome. I'm considering something similar right now and fresco is on my list of possibilities. One note if you haven't used minnis fresco before. I find the fresco to be unusual in that the fabric really has no give to it. I can't think of another wool that is quite as rigid.
Not the same thing - other than similar looking texture -, but I had the LL Brisa made up DB and like it.
post #19523 of 19908
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

Kolecho, the scale of that cloth looks good. How light is the grey? Is the top pic an accurate indication of the shade?

The pic is of the actual swatch and I tried to capture the shade of grey as close as possible. It is pretty close to reality.
post #19524 of 19908
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Yowzers! 17? Who's the maker?
I'm going to test it first before I can recommend it, but stay tuned.

For those interested, I have several lengths of cloth up for sale.


Edited by UrbanComposition - 10/11/16 at 10:12pm
post #19525 of 19908
Slewfoot and Slewfoot tobacco brown fresco together again. Been enjoying this fabric more and more as the years go by. Hope you guys have been liking it as well!

post #19526 of 19908
That was a nice shade of tan, but you really should look into cleaning those red-wine stains. 😀
post #19527 of 19908

Must be some nice old wine - the corks seem to be giving you some trouble and it looks like they have some nice sediment build up.

post #19528 of 19908
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post


For those who are interested in the scale, it is the same as this Fox flannel.
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Hard to see precisely, but is that a Gerald Genta Gefica watch?

 

Very interesting details on that waistcoat - ticket pocket, and strange positioning of the bottom button, rendering it effectively unusable.

post #19529 of 19908
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post


Very interesting details on that waistcoat - ticket pocket, and strange positioning of the bottom button, rendering it effectively unusable.

That's the way I've always seen waistcoats done - with the bottom button non-functional. I think it's pretty common.
post #19530 of 19908

Yes, Ercole's does a particularly obvious non functioning bottom button IME.  Not uncommon at all.  4 pockets on a vest, slightly less common, but far from outside the range of normal.

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