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?
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.
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!