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post #3706 of 12526
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Did you completely miss the Hegemony of Lesser thread?

Thanks to OP to bring up such a knowledgeable thread, it is the SF version of 'best cloth thread' in Londonlounge Forum
post #3707 of 12526
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

A couple of questions, can somebody recommend me some a good heavy serge, or gaberdine? ~13-14 oz Also, what is the difference between serge and gab? They kind of look the same to me.

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post #3708 of 12526
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

A couple of questions, can somebody recommend me some a good heavy serge, or gaberdine? ~13-14 oz Also, what is the difference between serge and gab? They kind of look the same to me.

Gab is tighter and harder than serge, and gab is steeper in the furrows than serge (Gab weave is also popular for rain macs). Lesser 16 oz. bunch contains serge, Smith's 13. oz. Botany book has many.
post #3709 of 12526
Perfect, thanks.
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Minnis has a number of gabardine trouserings in the Eskdale bunch, but I don't see any reason why they could not be used as suitings.
post #3711 of 12526
I think a mill should make a book of Serge called the "Gainsbourg" collection.
post #3712 of 12526
I'm looking to buy some fabric. I know that there are a few people who sell here, I tried to doa search with no luck. there was one guy who sold Harrisons and decided to get out of the business

can you help?
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Quick question-- I figure if anyone can tell, it would be you guys: Can you distinguish if this is fresco? If not, what does it seem like?


Brightened, for better visibility of weave:

Edited by yywwyy - 9/19/12 at 8:50pm
post #3714 of 12526
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Quick question-- I figure if anyone can tell, it would be you guys: Can you distinguish if this is fresco? If not, what does it seem like?

I have no experience with Fresco, given my limited knowledge, it is likely to be a hopsack weave.
post #3715 of 12526
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

I'm looking to buy some fabric. I know that there are a few people who sell here, I tried to doa search with no luck. there was one guy who sold Harrisons and decided to get out of the business
can you help?

Are you specifically looking for Harrisons?
post #3716 of 12526
Question: once I saw Holland & Sherry fabrics with different names on the selvedge: in most of shops of my life I saw written on it "Holland & Sherry", but once or twice I saw also "Holland AND Sherry" . Did I bumped in "fake" fabrics? Does a fake marked of high quality cloth exist?

Thank you!
post #3717 of 12526
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Originally Posted by Lo Zingaro View Post

Question: once I saw Holland & Sherry fabrics with different names on the selvedge: in most of shops of my life I saw written on it "Holland & Sherry", but once or twice I saw also "Holland AND Sherry" . Did I bumped in "fake" fabrics? Does a fake marked of high quality cloth exist?
Thank you!

I think it does, but I find it unlikely it will reach any fine cloth shops. I once saw a polyester cloth at a tailor in Aqaba (Jordan) with a selvedge, which imitated a classic English selvedge. In regard to the H&S, I don't believe an "and" indicate much. Variation in logo is possible.
post #3718 of 12526
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Quick question-- I figure if anyone can tell, it would be you guys: Can you distinguish if this is fresco? If not, what does it seem like?

Brightened, for better visibility of weave:

It is definitely an open weave like fresco.
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Originally Posted by Lo Zingaro View Post

Question: once I saw Holland & Sherry fabrics with different names on the selvedge: in most of shops of my life I saw written on it "Holland & Sherry", but once or twice I saw also "Holland AND Sherry" . Did I bumped in "fake" fabrics? Does a fake marked of high quality cloth exist?
Thank you!

In some cases it is getting harder and harder to tell fakes. Some times the appearance will be just about dead on and the only way to know for sure is feeling the real thing vs. the suspect one. This is where you need to be careful with places like Tip Top, I know Frank has gotten into screaming matches with them.
post #3719 of 12526
I once saw at a local store some crap cloth marked "....DORMIEUL" on the selvedge...almost got me!
post #3720 of 12526
What about buying in online sites like e-bay?
Have you witnessed some scams?
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