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Jumpsuit, all the way.
post #2897 of 10669
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

As you can see from these pics, surface interest and a glenplaid POW pattern do not have to be mutually exclusive. This is a top-quality mid-weight linen that I am having woven up by a mill that specialises in linens.
If you would like a few metres, PM me.
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Is that irish or italian linen? Weight? Any chance of a light blue overcheck?
post #2898 of 10669
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Finally getting around to doing something with this. Summer suit, patch pockets, 1/4 lined. I am going to do another with Minnis Fresco in charcoal and navy. If anybody has any lengths of it they want to sell PM me.

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post #2899 of 10669
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

The LL navy Mistral it's a very versatile cloth, at 500 grams it's not light weight. I have the grey version of this and it's one of my favourite suits.
The first subscriptions was sold out and members on LL are trying to get a reissue of this fabric. I have subscripted to the navy Mistral and hopefully to make a blazer suit from it.
http://thelondonlounge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8640&hilit=navy+mistral
http://thelondonlounge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9807

I sent you a PM re: the Mistral fabric.
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post #2901 of 10669
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Is that irish or italian linen? Weight? Any chance of a light blue overcheck?

Irish, weight is 315g.

The design is not finalised yet but there will indeed likely be a light blue overcheck, over a cream base glenplaid.
post #2902 of 10669
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

Irish, weight is 315g.
The design is not finalised yet but there will indeed likely be a light blue overcheck, over a cream base glenplaid.

B
I am looking forward to this one. I think is going to be great!
post #2903 of 10669
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

B
I am looking forward to this one. I think is going to be great!

I think so too! Looking at the swatches, I am really impressed by how porous it is - equal to the Fresco and more so than the solid linens. Considering that the Fresco even in wool wears cooler than linen, precisely because of the more porous weave, than I am looking forward to wearing this new glenplaid linen in pulverising heat!

Also, the mill managed to produce an appearance similar to flannel while still retaining the characteristic textured hand of Irish linen. Not a single person I showed the swatch to believed it was linen, until I put it against the light and showed them how porous it was. In short, this will be an exceptional cloth, a bespoke cloth worthy of bespoke tailoring!

~ B
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^ is it going to be an LL cloth? If we could have it delivered in time to make up a summer suit or trousers I would be very interested
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

^ is it going to be an LL cloth? If we could have it delivered in time to make up a summer suit or trousers I would be very interested

No, it's my own project. The LL is doing a patterned linen as well but I think they're leaning towards a houndstooth jacketing, whereas I'm going for a glenplaid suiting.

The sooner we get enough people on board to meet the minimum, the quicker the cloth can be woven. It very well might be possible to have it delivered before June.

The design is so versatile that I will be making it up in DB and SB suits, odd waistcoats, summer low-waisted trousers, swimming trunks and shirtjackets.
post #2906 of 10669
^ You forgot socks n boxers
post #2907 of 10669
Any recs for a good, widely spaced navy flannel chalk stripe? I'd like to get something nice and extremely warm (12-14 oz) made up for next winter.
post #2908 of 10669
Fox flannel has a nice 14oz navy chalk stripe flannel, CBT5/A1797/55

You can request a sample here: http://www.foxflannel.com/tailoringbunches.php
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

^ You forgot socks n boxers

Socks wouldn't work in linen without the addition of synthetics. Boxers on the other hand would be nice in shirting linen but not suiting ones - too thick.

I just might upholster my kitchen sink in it though.
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Originally Posted by godofcoffee View Post

Any recs for a good, widely spaced navy flannel chalk stripe? I'd like to get something nice and extremely warm (12-14 oz) made up for next winter.

I prefer Minnis flannel to Fox. The hand feels richer, the cloth is hardier, and I prefer their designs. Horses for courses, nonetheless.
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