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post #46 of 12536
I sure wish Tip Top offered an online, or distance, service. I fully realize that it's always best to handle the fabric and see it in the flesh, but here in Vancouver, about all I can do is look through the books and order either in connection with a suit, jacket, or trousers project or at a helluva premium to get just the fabric.
post #47 of 12536
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And, finally, some day the makers of all this kind of stiff are going to go out of business. No joke. When that happens, I will be glad I have this stuff.

Damn, dude: you're depressing me.

- B
post #48 of 12536
This is a great thread. Thanks for posting the pictures and commentary.
post #49 of 12536
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That 3x3 dull tan is amazing!!

+1. I like the grey flannels, too. I hope there will be future assets to fulfill a few of these promised benefits!

Side note: What is the difference between woolen and worsted flannels? I think the woolens are not combed, but how does that translate in feel or drape?
post #50 of 12536
Thread Starter 
Worsted flannel wears a little better, and holds a crease a little longer. It also won't "bag" like woolen flannel tends to do with repeated wearings.

That said, woolen flannel typically has more character and is more interesting, in my opinion.
post #51 of 12536
Cloth is so easy to hoard but so hard to use I have a bunch of it and I've been telling myself I'd use it all one day.
post #52 of 12536
This is a habit I definitely do not need to acquire. I'm almost relieved that I wouldn't know what to do with these lengths of cloth even if I had them. I have a feeling that finding out would be hazardous to my health.
post #53 of 12536
Thread Starter 
Happily, it is a habit that I believe I have broken ... for now.
post #54 of 12536
Manton,

Beautiful cloth. Thanks for sharing.

What's the wearable season range on that Kevlar?
post #55 of 12536
manton: how often do you get to wear the 12-14oz. cloth in New York? I would imagine that's very much a 4 month weight for NYC.
post #56 of 12536
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And, as I recall, you do own one of those.

More than one, I think. And many others that are not illustrated. But do as I say, not as I do. Get help.
post #57 of 12536
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What's the wearable season range on that Kevlar?

For me it would be spring/fall.

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
manton: how often do you get to wear the 12-14oz. cloth in New York? I would imagine that's very much a 4 month weight for NYC.
Yeah, 3-4 months. Five in a cold winter.
post #58 of 12536
Oh my this is a swell thread. Finally, a good cover term for this problem. Can anyone post their unfunded liabilities in this thread? I feel like I have 4 to 8 years worth of liabilities sitting on my mantle.
post #59 of 12536
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Brown plaid w/blue: probably still available, but it's from a book that is running out and that I know will not be remade.

Whodunnit? I like very much.
post #60 of 12536
I fortunately don't have that many unfunded liabilities (great term), but I am expecting several more from London Lounge commissions. I'll try to post photos sometime soon.
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