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Thank you. How unfortunate though. Am looking for a cream/ecru fabric to be made up as a DB, or a SB.

Would recommend linen if for summer. I prefer DB for summer suits.
post #4427 of 12239
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

Managed to find my post from Feb about the glenplaid linen -
http://www.styleforum.net/t/56404/unfunded-liabilities-a-k-a-the-cloth-thread/2895#post_5228833

We need the pictures. biggrin.gif
post #4428 of 12239
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We need the pictures. biggrin.gif

Oh arent they there ?
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post #4430 of 12239
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

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).

It was my impression that LL sources its linens, or at least its linen shirtings, from Ulster Weavers. Is n't that a mill?
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Hey OP, I will suggest you to set up a seperate post in men wear, or a sale thread in classifield, to show your service for clothes, it is very exciting to know you cacn provide all the big names in competitve price. I look forward to any of your reply.

Also pm sent.
post #4432 of 12239
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Originally Posted by etkl View Post

It was my impression that LL sources its linens, or at least its linen shirtings, from Ulster Weavers. Is n't that a mill?

No I meant that both LL and WBill are merchants who source their cloths from mills that weave the fabric. As with everything, there are mills of varying quality levels and price points. I would not want to buy a Fiat re-labelled as a "limited edition Ferrari".

No comment on the name of the mill itself - was mentioned to me in confidence by one of the cloth dons.

I would advise members to take what is written on some of the online fora with several grains of salt, especially those moderated as a monopoly. Do not be too quick to believe everything that is written by those who purport to be in the know. I have read a great many false remarks but have held my piece as much of what I know is privy only to the industry.
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Hey OP, I will suggest you to set up a seperate post in men wear, or a sale thread in classifield, to show your service for clothes, it is very exciting to know you cacn provide all the big names in competitve price. I look forward to any of your reply.
Also pm sent.

I wouldnt want to do that as I would be inundated (more than I am now!) and selling cloth is not my business. I am just doing it as a favour to friends and will be limiting the amount of time I commit to it as I am busy running and advancing my style house and now watch house. Arranging cloth delivery is not something I can easily hand off to my staff and as such I have to email personally, which is honestly not something I have the time for on a large-scale basis. If members see my posts here and take advantage of the discounts I can offer, then good for them, but I cannot advertise it on a large scale as I would not be able to deal with all of them.

Didnt get a pm from you btw.
post #4434 of 12239
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

I would advise members to take what is written on some of the online fora with several grains of salt, especially those moderated as a monopoly. Do not be too quick to believe everything that is written by those who purport to be in the know. I have read a great many false remarks but have held my piece as much of what I know is privy only to the industry.

I couldn't agree more with the thrust of what you are saying and have been criticized for saying so myself. However, I'm not as quick to attribute guilt to any particular site. All are guilty of this to some degree.
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I wouldnt want to do that as I would be inundated (more than I am now!) and selling cloth is not my business. I am just doing it as a favour to friends and will be limiting the amount of time I commit to it as I am busy running and advancing my style house and now watch house. Arranging cloth delivery is not something I can easily hand off to my staff and as such I have to email personally, which is honestly not something I have the time for on a large-scale basis. If members see my posts here and take advantage of the discounts I can offer, then good for them, but I cannot advertise it on a large scale as I would not be able to deal with all of them.
Didnt get a pm from you btw.

Too late for that now that everyone has gotten a whiff of a potential bargain. LOL.
post #4436 of 12239
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Originally Posted by etkl View Post

I couldn't agree more with the thrust of what you are saying and have been criticized for saying so myself. However, I'm not as quick to attribute guilt to any particular site. All are guilty of this to some degree.

Fully agree with you. I wasnt singling out any particular site and I do agree that all fora and blogs are going to be inevitably biased. The danger is when people let their guard down because someone seems to have altruistic intentions or professes to do things out of sheer love and goodwill. I think people should question the true value of the cloth they are buying and not simply fall prey to marketing terms or to exotic labelling. Look at the substance and not the superficial.
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Too late for that now that everyone has gotten a whiff of a potential bargain. LOL.

Always a pleasure to help out a few iFriends in need.smile.gif

Just not too many!
post #4438 of 12239
This is an irish linen mill, they apparently make cloth for Brooks Bros, not sure who else uses them, I'm sure they are of great quality.

http://bairdmcnuttirishlinen.com/index.php

and for those of you looking for a more complete list: http://www.irishlinenmills.com/Mills/companies.htm
post #4439 of 12239
Anyone notice anything different about my old Chan AFB Minnis Flannel?

post #4440 of 12239
Shaved off your nipples?
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