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post #3931 of 12539
Fox is my least favorite flannel, agree with Manton and Solito.

Wearing Minnis today. It's durable but has no lux to it. Nothing that endears me to it and makes me prefer it.

H&S Viceroy is woollen I believe and good if you want a soft flannel. Viceroy would have the opposite characteristics of Minnis flannel.
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I think I once described Minnis as being the Camila Parker Bowles of fabrics.

Perfect Ed, you're the best
post #3932 of 12539
I'm a fan of the luxless Minnis flannel personally. I have soft and cushy flannels too but for a suit, I much prefer the shape and hardness of Minnis. I'm not sure who said anything about scratchiness but it is not scratchy at all - and I'm sensitive to that, I never wear my heavy fresco because it feels like sandpaper to my legs...
post #3933 of 12539
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I'm a fan of the luxless Minnis flannel personally. I have soft and cushy flannels too but for a suit, I much prefer the shape and hardness of Minnis. I'm not sure who said anything about scratchiness but it is not scratchy at all - and I'm sensitive to that, I never wear my heavy fresco because it feels like sandpaper to my legs...

I'm not sure what scratchy woild even mean in terms of flannel. It's all pretty soft.

You'll never mistake the Minnis stuff for cashmere but it looks okay after a day of wear.
post #3934 of 12539
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I'm not sure what scratchy woild even mean in terms of flannel. It's all pretty soft.
You'll never mistake the Minnis stuff for cashmere but it looks okay after a day of wear.

Some of the flannels are scratchy relative to others, not tweed scratchy but still. I don't mind either in that regard but some of the heavier harrison's stuff for example is scratchy relative to H&S.
post #3935 of 12539
I've only tried the Minnis and Harrisons.

Could be nice to try something really soft even if it will bag a bit.
post #3936 of 12539
Thread Starter 
it's only scratchy by comparision to others. Against the skin, I have no problem with it.
post #3937 of 12539
Ok, so it looks like Minnis is the leading contender at this point so should I go with the 301 (14oz–14½oz) or the 328 (12oz–13oz)?
post #3938 of 12539
Thread Starter 
I prefer the 14 but it is emphatically a winter cloth
post #3939 of 12539
The talk on LL is that Minnis is a shadow of its former self and is now having their cloth made in Spain.

http://www.thelondonlounge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=10189&p=66170&hilit=Minnis#p66129

Anyone else have news?
post #3940 of 12539
I have a pair of odd trousers in 328. It's a nice color but not one that draws attentions to itself.

It definitely has some guts and is as warm as I could possibly want. I'd stay away from the 14oz unless you know you'll be outside a lot or are always cold.
post #3941 of 12539
Minnis has closed down all of their own mill operations, and is a vendor only. Couldn't say where the cloth would come from.
post #3942 of 12539

Pics of the Fox 11oz. mid-grey in question:

 

post #3943 of 12539
Their mottling is the best.

Very nice color.
post #3944 of 12539
Does fox make a heavier 17oz mid-grey? I heard they even do 20+oz flannel, have never seen nor can conceive of wearing flannel that heavy
post #3945 of 12539
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Does fox make a heavier 17oz mid-grey?

 

They do a 480 gram / 16 oz. mid-grey. Fwiw, all the Minnis 15 oz. flannels are now made by Fox.

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