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post #4411 of 11058
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I can arrange a Smiths order on your behalf. Might be able to get you a small discount.

 

 

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Likewise for any cloth from Minnis/Hardy/Josiah France and WBill.
And I promise not to charge 100 GBP/m for the privilege of a "limited edition" cloth (considering price per m of a 65m length cloth commission would be 20-30 GBP /m) !

 

This is great stuff. Bought a length when I was in London but the prices are quite high; paid approximately GBP77/meter inclusive of VAT. W.Bill linens are great but again, at almost GBP60/meter, they are pricey.

post #4412 of 11058
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

Likewise for any cloth from Minnis/Hardy/Josiah France and WBill.
And I promise not to charge 100 GBP/m for the privilege of a "limited edition" cloth (considering price per m of a 65m length cloth commission would be 20-30 GBP /m) !

happy.gif Interested party
post #4413 of 11058
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Likewise for any cloth from Minnis/Hardy/Josiah France and WBill.
And I promise not to charge 100 GBP/m for the privilege of a "limited edition" cloth (considering price per m of a 65m length cloth commission would be 20-30 GBP /m) !

Do you mean individual suitlengths or would it have to be a large group order?

Either way, I'm in. fing02[1].gif
post #4414 of 11058
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This is great stuff. Bought a length when I was in London but the prices are quite high; paid approximately GBP77/meter inclusive of VAT. W.Bill linens are great but again, at almost GBP60/meter, they are pricey.

You should see how much LL linen goes fo, 60/m is a bargain compared to that
post #4415 of 11058
How much does the LL linen go for? I've only ever been interested in their suiting. But never really checked out the prices of the linens.
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 11/26/12 at 12:26pm
post #4416 of 11058
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This is great stuff. Bought a length when I was in London but the prices are quite high; paid approximately GBP77/meter inclusive of VAT. W.Bill linens are great but again, at almost GBP60/meter, they are pricey.

Hi Terrorsquad,

I can definitely do a better price than that. I have trade accounts with all the reputable British mills & merchants (soon to add Italian and Austrian) as a result of having my own Style House. As a result I am happy to help any friends on SF obtain cloth at lower prices than what is out there.

Smiths and Minnis are market leaders for classic worsteds and WBill is excellent for linens and tweeds. I have a few special run cloths like the WBill glenplaid linen, WBill and Alsport celadon tweeds, and Rangoons, among others. I was rather proud when my cream/ecru Rangoon brainchild was mentioned en passant on a prominent style blog recently.

Please see my signature for the latest addition to the House of Celadon.

Cheers,

B
post #4417 of 11058
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How much does the LL linen go for? I've only ever been interested in their suiting. But never really checked out the prices of the linens.

Alden sells it for 100 gbp /m. From experience, after using both, the WBill wears and drapes better.

In the cloth trade it is fairly well-known that WBill sources from a superior mill to the LL's. Both are merchants and not mills (yes even the LL).
post #4418 of 11058
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Do you mean individual suitlengths or would it have to be a large group order?
Either way, I'm in. fing02[1].gif

Individual suit lengths are fine. Even 0.25m if you like!

I can get you a bigger discount with a larger order of course.
post #4419 of 11058
B, any pictures of this cream/ecru Rangoon? And the glen-plaid linen?
post #4420 of 11058
I invite all interested parties to contact me, though do pardon any delay in response as I am preparing for a trip to Vienna. Will be looking to add Wilhelm Jungmann & Neffe to my cloth suppliers. On a sidenote, apparently Minnis supplies them their Fresco-type cloths.

I'm right now digging Minnis seersucker, perfect for GTH pants or a DB suit like I did. It must be the only bespoke-quality seersucker available.
post #4421 of 11058
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B, any pictures of this cream/ecru Rangoon? And the glen-plaid linen?

bboys, will send you the pics tomorrow. The cream/ecru was a really special piece I commissioned together with an Italian aristocrat friend while at uni, and I sold off the remaining few metres a year ago. There are 4 lucky members on Earth with that cloth! Minnis will not recreate that fabric ever again. Recently an esteemed member mentioned he would be taking the cloth to Rubi after ageing it for a year!
post #4422 of 11058
Thank you. How unfortunate though. Am looking for a cream/ecru fabric to be made up as a DB, or a SB.
post #4423 of 11058
Ageing it in oak barrels? French, or American?
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post #4425 of 11058
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Ageing it in oak barrels? French, or American?

We can count the number of 1) esteemed members who 2) wear Rubi smile.gif
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