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post #4831 of 10779
Thanks for the houndstooth flannels suggestions guys. Harrisons and Fox should get me started. I looked in the LL flannel book as well as Minis's website, but they don't seem to have any.
post #4832 of 10779

Fox houndtooth on the far right:

 

post #4833 of 10779
Odd as Minnis definitely has made a houndstooth. I wonder if they discontinued it.
post #4834 of 10779
I just looked quickly through their website's flannel section, so I may have missed it, but Fox and Harrisons are more than good substitutes.

Thanks ET!
post #4835 of 10779
I have the Harrison's Frontier book on loan, any recommendations for a solid, basic navy?
post #4836 of 10779
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Originally Posted by NorCal_1 View Post

QUESTION: do any of you know the guy who runs Bookster (tweed-jacket.com) by any chance (his name is Peter)?

last year they used to sell a brown/olive tweed called Taransay that was stunning. I ordered enough for a vest just to guage what it looked like before commiting to a larger order, was floored by what I received. When I went to order 10 metres more for a suit and a coat, it was sold out. I emailed the owner who told me that he couldn't promise that doing another run of it was possible because it might vary from the original 'recipe' and he didn't want to take the risk that I would buy an entire run and not be happy if it was different than what I had received in the previous run.

How about the "Dusk Haris tweed"?



Here.
post #4837 of 10779
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How about the "Dusk Haris tweed"?



Here.

they sent me the swatch for the Dusk and it's very different...more of a greyish ashy color in person, not the brown/olive/rust of the Taransay

believe me when I tell you, the Taransay is special

I'll try to take a picture of the vest I had made with it in the light tomorrow and post it

the best comparison is to put it side-by-side with a normal brown herringbone that uses only 2 yarns in the weave (standard today) versus the 4-5 yarns in the Taransay

huge difference
post #4838 of 10779
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Originally Posted by Renton View Post

I have the Harrison's Frontier book on loan, any recommendations for a solid, basic navy?

Be careful with the Frontier book. I had a light grey suit made up from that book and was not pleased with how the fabric behaved, it had a stretchiness to it that I did not like.
post #4839 of 10779
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Originally Posted by NorCal_1 View Post

they sent me the swatch for the Dusk and it's very different...more of a greyish ashy color in person, not the brown/olive/rust of the Taransay

believe me when I tell you, the Taransay is special

I'll try to take a picture of the vest I had made with it in the light tomorrow and post it

the best comparison is to put it side-by-side with a normal brown herringbone that uses only 2 yarns in the weave (standard today) versus the 4-5 yarns in the Taransay

huge difference

Have you seen P&H 24318?
post #4840 of 10779
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Be careful with the Frontier book. I had a light grey suit made up from that book and was not pleased with how the fabric behaved, it had a stretchiness to it that I did not like.

any other recommendations for a three season fabric?
post #4841 of 10779
Gents- any idea who makes the cotton/cashmere corduroy that Incotex uses? Needed for pents.

TIA
post #4842 of 10779
No idea who Incotex uses but H&S Cash Cord should be what you're looking for

http://www.hollandandsherry.com/apparel/collections.aspx?season=AW2012&details=HS1218B
post #4843 of 10779
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Originally Posted by NorCal_1 View Post

they sent me the swatch for the Dusk and it's very different...more of a greyish ashy color in person, not the brown/olive/rust of the Taransay

believe me when I tell you, the Taransay is special

I'll try to take a picture of the vest I had made with it in the light tomorrow and post it

the best comparison is to put it side-by-side with a normal brown herringbone that uses only 2 yarns in the weave (standard today) versus the 4-5 yarns in the Taransay

huge difference



From what you describe this W. Bill Shetland seems similar which I had made up a few years ago as a sportcoat / vest combo. It has a handful of different colors to create the effect of a dark brown, but I don't think there is actually any brown in it. A fun and unique fabric that is very comfortable and wears on the warm side.
post #4844 of 10779
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Originally Posted by Renton View Post

any other recommendations for a three season fabric?

Lesser 13oz
Dugdale English Classics
Smith Botany
For sportcoatings/informal suits: Hardy's Worsted Alsport
post #4845 of 10779
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Lesser 13oz
Dugdale English Classics
Smith Botany
For sportcoatings/informal suits: Hardy's Worsted Alsport

English Classic is very very good
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