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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

Can someone please suggest a good source for tobacco linen?

Here is a photo of the W Bill tobacco swatches I received a few months ago.

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post #2297 of 11486
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

If anyone has any recs for a patterned, heavy-ish linen, I'd appreciate it.

I had these lying around:

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Guess they are 10-12 oz. From Ariston. Recent report on them on Cravate's blog:

http://suitorial.blogspot.com/2011/07/napoli-aristona-room-with-view.html
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Thanks C&A!
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Originally Posted by C&A View Post


Here is a photo of the W Bill tobacco swatches I received a few months ago. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Did you just ring them up and ask them to send swatches to you?
post #2300 of 11486
^ Yes. They are very friendly & helpful
post #2301 of 11486
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Originally Posted by C&A View Post

I had these lying around:

#2 looks like it would make a nice summer sport coat.

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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

Did you just ring them up and ask them to send swatches to you?

I did this. I asked for what they had in browns and tans. I would caution that the dye lots can be a bit inconsistent. I just received a basted suit with 60135 and it was about 15% lighter than the swatch. It was also a little more red. And didn't quite match the tailor's swatch book either. If possible, I would try to see the actual bolt before buying. As NOBD mentioned, browns are a tough color to get right.

Here's another photo of the same swatches that C&A posted above:

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post #2302 of 11486
Thanks. The darker one (60135) looks like a real winner!
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

Thanks. The darker one (60135) looks like a real winner!

I agree, I prefer that one as well.
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

Thanks. The darker one (60135) looks like a real winner!

The darker one by a mile..
post #2305 of 11486
I actually prefer the tone of 60154, but would prefer it to be a shade darker. It has a nice warm tobacco quality to it.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I actually prefer the tone of 60154, but would prefer it to be a shade darker. It has a nice warm tobacco quality to it.

H&S has a 10oz cigar linen which is very nice.
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post


#2 looks like it would make a nice summer sport coat.




I did this. I asked for what they had in browns and tans. I would caution that the dye lots can be a bit inconsistent. I just received a basted suit with 60135 and it was about 15% lighter than the swatch. It was also a little more red. And didn't quite match the tailor's swatch book either. If possible, I would try to see the actual bolt before buying. As NOBD mentioned, browns are a tough color to get right.

Here's another photo of the same swatches that C&A posted above:

wbilllinen.jpg

13 oz is nice so you will get a bit of weight which will be cooling and rumple rather than crush IMO
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post


Have you looked at the Finmeresco book? I love, love, love the suit I have in it and plan to get another. Patrick said they will have an updated book in the fall that will have grays in it. Wish I'd known the last time they came. I'd have waited for that instead of getting the Crispaire. Oh well.

Foolishly, I did not. I think I looked at all the wrong books while I was there. This is one of things I dislike most about Patrick's tours: There's never enough time, or decent light, when looking at fabrics. Does anyone know if Smith's send out swatches--or how to get in touch with them?
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^MP, I don't know how to contact Smiths. But I think the info is here or on another forum. I spent 1.5 hrs on their last trip going through several books.
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Originally Posted by C&A View Post


I had these lying around:

DSC_0486.jpg

Guess they are 10-12 oz. From Ariston. Recent report on them on Cravate's blog:

http://suitorial.blogspot.com/2011/07/napoli-aristona-room-with-view.html
Thank you very much. I like the pattern of #s 3 and 4, but would like it in a different color. Maybe the mysterious, missing #1?
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

Here's another photo of the same swatches that C&A posted above:

wbilllinen.jpg
Wow. At first I thought they had accidentally switched fabrics on you. The suit looks a lot more like the top swatch than the bottom one. But after going back to C&A's pic (quoted below too), it seems like they didn't. Doesn't look like much of a difference between the two swatches in C&As post. I might have gotten that dark brown if it existed. So sorry it got switched on you somehow, P.
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Originally Posted by C&A View Post


Here is a photo of the W Bill tobacco swatches I received a few months ago.

DSC_0485.jpg
post #2310 of 11486
Does anyone know how to contact Ariston and/or how to source fabric from them? I like #2 but would be interested to see if they have anything else in linens.
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