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Do you know the name of the book?
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Thank you. Blue Riband?

Sorry, I have no idea what book these come from, and I was already at Smith beyond closing time so didn't linger long.
post #3782 of 10809
^Connoisseur iirc
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Thanks medtech and Kuro. Just shot an email to Ray Hammett to get the brown/grey pow!
post #3784 of 10809
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Thanks medtech and Kuro. Just shot an email to Ray Hammett to get the brown/grey pow!

Ray runs W. Bill but I am sure he will forward your note to the guys at Smith Woollens as the two are owned by the same people.
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Ray runs W. Bill but I am sure he will forward your note to the guys at Smith Woollens as the two are owned by the same people.

I've always bought my Smith cloth directly from Ray - never dealt with anyone from SW.
post #3786 of 10809
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I've always bought my Smith cloth directly from Ray - never dealt with anyone from SW.

You are better off getting to know the Smith guys if you buy worsteds often enough.
post #3787 of 10809
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You are better off getting to know the Smith guys if you buy worsteds often enough.

Why? Its, as you said, the same company and I have an existing relationship with Ray. He's quick to answer questions, mail swatches, and I doubt that Ray charges me more than an "official" Smiths guy.
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Why? Its, as you said, the same company and I have an existing relationship with Ray. He's quick to answer questions, mail swatches, and I doubt that Ray charges me more than an "official" Smiths guy.

It's not about price. Ray deals with tweed, linen and overcoatings. The guys at Smith deal with worsteds. The two premises are within walking distance but I don't think Ray keeps worsted patterns at his place. He has to send your request to the Smith guys. It's easier for you to go direct to Smith and deal with people there who handle worsteds on a daily basis and have such patterns/pieces/rolls within arm's reach to send to you.
post #3789 of 10809
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

It's not about price. Ray deals with tweed, linen and overcoatings. The guys at Smith deal with worsteds. The two premises are within walking distance but I don't think Ray keeps worsted patterns at his place. He has to send your request to the Smith guys. It's easier for you to go direct to Smith and deal with people there who handle worsteds on a daily basis and have such patterns/pieces/rolls within arm's reach to send to you.

Interesting how you presume how something is 'easier' for me / him, but I appreciate your concern. For the record, Ray does keep some worsteds at his underground office, and people like Sean at SW have often referred me back to Ray.

This strikes me as the classic SF post where people feel the need to uncessantly demonstrate their knowledge when no question was asked or assistance requested.
post #3790 of 10809
LOLz
post #3791 of 10809
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

Interesting how you presume how something is 'easier' for me / him, but I appreciate your concern. For the record, Ray does keep some worsteds at his underground office, and people like Sean at SW have often referred me back to Ray.
This strikes me as the classic SF post where people feel the need to uncessantly demonstrate their knowledge when no question was asked or assistance requested.

Sorry if I offended your ignorance.
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Fwiw, Smith Woolens has always forwarded my emails to Ray Hammett, so maybe he just handles the export side of the business.

post #3793 of 10809
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bonfanti

I beg to differ, if we're talking about the LL shirtings, I'm pretty sure it's from a small Irish firm specialised in bed linen originally, but I can be wrong.
post #3794 of 10809
Can someone recommend a white and black Harris tweed herringbone for fall winter jacket? I harris tweed preferred.
post #3795 of 10809
#114: http://www.buttoflewistextiles.co.uk/products.html.

I think the weight is about 14-15oz., so perfect for fall.
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