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Like a lot of the LL designs but their insistence on stupid heavy weights is mind-boggling to say the least.
post #4307 of 9816
There is also something to the trumped-up mystique that gets me. That said, the cloth is often brilliant.
post #4308 of 9816
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Like a lot of the LL designs but their insistence on stupid heavy weights is mind-boggling to say the least.

True but sometimes it's hard to source those weights. I was at my tailor looking for a winter-weight boring charcoal worsted and did not have any luck, apparently few people are looking for that kind of fabric so I'm hoping the LL Mistral gets made. Either that or check if Steed has the P&B Universal book next time he's in town...
post #4309 of 9816
The "new" Hunters tweeds are produced by Johnstons of Elgin, not Lovat. The owners of the company also have an inventory of "old" fabrics they purchased with other assets from the b/r receiver.
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Tim, Have you looked at the Lesser 16 oz.?
post #4311 of 9816
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

Getting this thread back on track -

LL Agnelli by Lovat, and the famed Hunters of Brora tweed:
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ET, I love the Agnelli but dont think I really understand the tweed. Is it for a sportcoat? Would be interested to see the final product made up, right now it looks to me like Christmas wrapping paper.
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For the tailor.
post #4313 of 9816
jerrybrowne - I'd make a fishtail out of that cloth if you have enough. If not, I'd go with a M-65
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post


ET, I love the Agnelli but dont think I really understand the tweed. Is it for a sportcoat? Would be interested to see the final product made up, right now it looks to me like Christmas wrapping paper.

Yup, def a sportcoat - surprised you think so, as its not a crazy design for a Scottish tweed.

post #4315 of 9816
I have a very hard time picturing how sportcoat fabrics will look once made up - I think its accounting for how loud / not loud the pattern will look. Definitely post some pictures of the final garment.
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Eustace, Do you plan on making up the Hunters tweed this season? I'm curious about how it compares to what else is out there. I made up one of their "old" fabrics and it compares with anything I have tried but I haven't purchased any of the "new" cloth.

Two other tweed companies that don't get much play are Haggarts and Glenlyon. Although I have heard that there is some connection between the two, I have purchased from each of them separately. The cloth I received from each was first-rate, particularly the 26 oz. from Haggarts. I also read in a previous post that Glenlyon cloth is 1-ply. Not true as far I can tell and it's pretty unlikely given that they make some pretty heavy stuff.
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etkl - I plan on having the Hunter's made up early next yr, and will certainly post pics.

 

Never tried Haggarts (would you have a link?), but I can't imagine Glenlyon being single-ply. Imo, the best tweed value (other than traditional Harris) is Islay (the makers of Huntsman's house tweeds).

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

jerrybrowne - I'd make a fishtail out of that cloth if you have enough. If not, I'd go with a M-65

Good ideas. Sadly, not enough for a fishtail, but a M-65 without the epaulets would be nice.
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For the tailor.

These look fantastic. Source?
post #4320 of 9816
Yes, Islay is pretty good albeit limited selection

http://www.islaywoollenmill.co.uk/links.html
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