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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

I know it will involve quite a bit of time and work, but I would love to have johnstons of elgin weave this gun club if we could get enough people interested. Anyone with experience in these matters care to comment?

Looks similar to the recent London Lounge Cloth Club city gun club check... May be worth your while to check there to see if there is any left.
post #3332 of 11150
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

I know it will involve quite a bit of time and work, but I would love to have johnstons of elgin weave this gun club if we could get enough people interested. Anyone with experience in these matters care to comment? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Nice, but how about this?

Original inspiration for the LL city GC thread, and similar palette to Manton's Scabal shetland GC:

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There is none of the LL city GC left, BTW.
post #3333 of 11150
So this thread really is about cloth. I always thought unfunded liabilities referred to children.
post #3334 of 11150
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Yes I am looking for a tweed. The issue with italian fabrics for me is their lack of weight and british fabrics don't always have the color palette i am looking for, although both worlds do have tons of beautiful fabric. I am looking for something specific in this picture, and I realize that it may not be made up, but I just thought to see if anyone would be interested.

Count me in as well, if they can do that heavy I'm down in a heartbeat for potentially 5-6 yards.
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Nice, but how about this? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Original inspiration for the LL city GC thread, and similar palette to Manton's Scabal shetland GC:
pp-hooman-majd.jpg
There is none of the LL city GC left, BTW.

I hate this image. GQ used this to promote frugality. They said it was a multiple thousand dollar RTW sportcoat that was "reinvented" by adding elbow patches. Quite frugal if you ask me.
post #3335 of 11150
Believe it or not, I have the city gun club, and it is beautiful, but I am looking for a slightly different color palette. Starting a cloth club on sf would be great, but I am definitely not qualified to organize it, however I would love to get this going, if at all possible. I remember slew creating a fresco in a shade of brown slightly different from that offered by minnis, perhaps he can comment on the process.
Edited by Slickman - 7/23/12 at 6:27am
post #3336 of 11150
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Believe it or not, I have the city gun club, and it is beautiful, but I am looking for a slightly different color palette. Starting a cloth club on sf would be great, but I am definitely not qualified to organize it, however I would love to get this going, if at all possible. I remember slew creating a fresco in a shade of brown slightly different from that offered by minnis, perhaps he can comment on the process.

The process is fairly straightforward, just time consuming.

1) You check with a mill that they can make something like what you want while starting a dialogue on specifics such as weight, colors, texture, etc. Then you wait 4 - 6 weeks or so for test swatches.

2) You then select a test swatch (or do another test phase) and take photos for members and outline the costs.

3) After getting commitments and organizing them on a spreadsheet you send in the order which will likely take around 8+ weeks for them to complete. You need to have shipping addresses to get shipping quotes from the mills which add to each person's total cost. Don't forget to consider Foreign Exchange fees on PayPal and any other PayPal fees.

4) Collect money from SF members and then send along payment to the mill in one lump sum.

5) The mill then ships everything out. It was a bit tricky for members who were in the EU as the costs are different for shipping (less) and VAT (more).

And all the while just be very cordial and grateful with the mill in your conversations.
post #3337 of 11150
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Believe it or not, I have the city gun club, and it is beautiful, but I am looking for a slightly different color palette. Starting a cloth club on sf would be great, but I am definitely not qualified to organize it, however I would love to get this going, if at all possible. I remember slew creating a fresco in a shade of brown slightly different from that offered by minnis, perhaps he can comment on the process.

A gun club seems like it would be a bit more difficult than a solid fresco to make turn out the way you want for a first time custom order.
post #3338 of 11150
a single breasted overcoat out of this fabric, with velour collar, what do you say?
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a single breasted overcoat out of this fabric, with velour collar, what do you say?
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post #3340 of 11150
^^

Please forget that and never think of it again.
post #3341 of 11150
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Originally Posted by tim_horton View Post

A gun club seems like it would be a bit more difficult than a solid fresco to make turn out the way you want for a first time custom order.

+1

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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

^^
Please forget that and never think of it again.

+1
post #3342 of 11150
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

^^
Please forget that and never think of it again.
very nice SB jacket tho
post #3343 of 11150
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

very nice SB jacket tho

Mina will be making one for me in that.
post #3344 of 11150
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

very nice SB jacket tho

+1
post #3345 of 11150
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Mina will be making one for me in that.


She is actually making a coat for me in that, it looks a lot louder made up.
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