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post #4366 of 9823
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First fitting of the barleycorn a few months back. I ultimately decided against the flaps.

Very nice. Now I regret missing out on this fabric.
post #4367 of 9823
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

First fitting of the barleycorn a few months back. I ultimately decided against the flaps.

I've oogled your coat everytime I've seen it hanging in the shop...looks great, and its a great weight for a sportcoat in the winter.
post #4368 of 9823
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

That's the plan. Seems very old school.
Only 2.5 meters were left so no overcoat. That wouldn't really be my style though in this fabric. I do however really like the fabric in this barleycorn overcoat from Alden. I think he said it was an old vintage fabric.
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Maybe a peacoat, as on Meyer & Mortimer's website? http://www.meyerandmortimer.co.uk/mm/gallery.html
post #4369 of 9823
Poorsod -- very nice. Reminds me a little of Edwin's coats, sans the dramatically open quarters.
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

First fitting of the barleycorn a few months back. I ultimately decided against the flaps.

I've noticed some jackets being made out of that fabric with the "apex" of the barleycorn pointing up while other with it pointing down, is this a matter of personal choice or does this particular fabric have a "correct" direction?
post #4371 of 9823

Hunter's of Brora again:

 

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post #4372 of 9823
Hey, can any forum members give me some suggestions where to get Smith woolen's fabric in UK, either online or shops. I am very interested in their Finmeresco range, Any other suggestion for similar cloth are welcome, I am just very bored with Minnis 2-ply fresco and want to try something else.

I believed the range consist of 3 ply 12-13oz and 4 ply 15oz?

If price can be controlled at around £150-180 per 4 meters, I am looking to get 3 batches, light grey, french blue and tobacco/brown.

Cheers for any help
post #4373 of 9823
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

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I've noticed some jackets being made out of that fabric with the "apex" of the barleycorn pointing up while other with it pointing down, is this a matter of personal choice or does this particular fabric have a "correct" direction?

I made the coat with the apex pointing down for these reasons:

1) Frank felt a nap to the cloth and thought that the intended direction was for the apex to point down.

2) I contacted the weaver and he said that it was indeed woven with the apex pointed down so to better resemble barleycorn. The weaver also said that the coat could be made in either direction.

3) Manton thought the correct direction was for the apex to point down.
post #4374 of 9823
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Hey, can any forum members give me some suggestions where to get Smith woolen's fabric in UK, either online or shops. I am very interested in their Finmeresco range, Any other suggestion for similar cloth are welcome, I am just very bored with Minnis 2-ply fresco and want to try something else.
If price can be controlled at around £150-180 per 4 meters, I am looking to get 3 batches, light grey, french blue and tobacco/brown.
Cheers for any help
Smiths will sell direct.
post #4375 of 9823
Eustace, Is the Hunters piece new production or NOS?
post #4376 of 9823
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Smiths will sell direct.

That's cool, so I presumed I can just pop into their shop and ask? any idea how much roughly it cost?
post #4377 of 9823
They'll answer e-mails. Your budget is a little optimistic, though. Expect to pay £60 a meter, including VAT.
post #4378 of 9823
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

They'll answer e-mails. Your budget is a little optimistic, though. Expect to pay £60 a meter, including VAT.

OK, that is still within my reach, cheers for that.
post #4379 of 9823
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Eustace, Is the Hunters piece new production or NOS?

New production

post #4380 of 9823
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

Hunter's of Brora again:




Very nice.
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