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Birdseye has to be tightly woven. Never seen one with an open weave. Even nailhead with an open weave is rare, though I found one years ago at Tip Top, that was luck.

I don't think there is anything quite like what you want in any current book. If Dormeuil still makes Tonik, I would check there, some of the patterns are close, but remember that's mohair. Also, it is crazy expensive.
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Birdseye has to be tightly woven. Never seen one with an open weave. Even nailhead with an open weave is rare, though I found one years ago at Tip Top, that was luck.
I don't think there is anything quite like what you want in any current book. If Dormeuil still makes Tonik, I would check there, some of the patterns are close, but remember that's mohair. Also, it is crazy expensive.

Are you saying I'm going to have to talk with Minnis or Michael Alden about doing a custom run?

(sigh)

Fiiiiiine.
post #3873 of 12243
Thread Starter 
This suit is a fresco nailhead. Hen's teeth:

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Always liked that one.
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

^ Dugdale Royal Classics (120z.) has a stunning navy birdseye.

I agreed, I have one in Charcoal Grey, best investment made.
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That's because it's likable! biggrin.gif
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Otherwise, you could look at the Lesser 13oz bunch.
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

G C you are correct. the one on the left reminds me of the stuff i wore in high school from the family's army & Navy surplus store.
bought at the last remaining fabric store on orchard street. might even make one for myself.
we washed and dried it. it feels good.
Photo taken with my cell phone!

If you're not too mad about my insulting your photo skills and if you have enough cloth, I'll take two shirts of the one on the left.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Are you saying I'm going to have to talk with Minnis or Michael Alden about doing a custom run?
(sigh)
Fiiiiiine.

The old Crispaire book had a brown - tan nailhead, can't remember if they had a grey one. Have you looked at the new version of that book? Haven't seen it myself but worth checking.

Otherwise, put me down for a length in your custom run.
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Finally...
MOP buttons are not that shiny IRL. Will take some photos in next few days.
Unfortunately they are not as cool as I thought.

Hey Maccimus, what cloth is that?
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 10/2/12 at 2:47am
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Hey Maccimus, what cloth is that?
Minnis Fresco, Slewfoot's special run.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Anyone have any recommendations for a suiting fabric in a birdseye type pattern like GDL's below that breathes very well, but also drapes and holds its shape nicely? Probably around 12oz. Thinking a bright navy hopsack. I'd even be fine with the birdseye pattern being larger scaled.

Minnis Fresco 2 #577? only 9-10 Oz tho. (30% mohair)
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^ Good suggestion. I don't know how the colors look IRL but worth taking a look

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Thread Starter 
Hmmm, never seen this book.
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I'll take a look at it, but I imagine the pattern is on the smaller side while I like the look of the Dugdale Royal Classics GC suggested as seen below. That color made in an open weave and perhaps lambswool (similar to LL Mistral, but lighter) could be pretty nice. I posted something on the LL so we'll see if anything comes of it.

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