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post #4861 of 10906
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I don't know how much Frank charges but I got Tonik for €150 per meter.


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post #4862 of 10906
Perfect, I was only interested in getting a single pant leg made anyways.
post #4863 of 10906
Thread Starter 
Tonik has always been crazy expensive. That actually sounds better than what I remember, I recall hearing a price of $300/yard five years ago.
post #4864 of 10906
I recall getting Lesser at $150-$200 per yard. Smiths at about $135 per yard. So I think the meter price for Tonik is in the right ballpark. I think Minnis and Fox seem cheaper because you can get them without a middleman.

How much does Harrison's go for?
post #4865 of 10906
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Originally Posted by Renton View Post




Thanks for the suggestions, but I'm a little worried about the weight. Being in MS, 13 oz seems on the heavy side.

I was hoping to fill the niche between fresco in the summer and flannel for the month of winter we have down here. That being said, I've got samples from the oyster book and from Minnis English classics, I'll have to compare them side by side and go from there.

Remember that it's not the weight of the fabric that's important, it's the breathability. Hold any fabric sample up to the light to see how open and see-through it is to make the final determination. There are 13oz fabrics that will "feel" lighter than 10oz ones.
post #4866 of 10906
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Has anyone gotten a Smith mohair before?

 

My tux is a midnight-blue Smith mohair. Fantastic cloth.

post #4867 of 10906
Thread Starter 
^^ Mine too.

Re: slew's point, it really does depend on your constitution. E.g,, the Minnis 9/10 fresco is quite airy and I really like the cloth however I cannot wear it in even moderate warmth. To me it is purely a tween suit, not summer, not winter.
post #4868 of 10906
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Tonik has always been crazy expensive. That actually sounds better than what I remember, I recall hearing a price of $300/yard five years ago.

That is about what I was quoted last year.
post #4869 of 10906
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Originally Posted by A.J.V View Post


Does anyone know of a book that has something like this jacket?
post #4870 of 10906
Thanks for the feedback on the Smiths, going to stick with it. Didn't even realize Smiths had a mohair book. Lesser Tropical had a very nice pow with blue overcheck in three different shades that piqued my interest but decided to try something new.
post #4871 of 10906
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Oyster is truly great. We never talk about it here but we should. First rate.

+1. Oyster has a more "rustic" finish compared to Smith's and Lesser's 12/13 oz equivalent, which I prefer. I have several of them and they all make up very well.
post #4872 of 10906
Cleaning out some fabrics that I decided not to make, pm me with interest, I will make a sales thread soon:
First one is Minnis sharkskin, 11 oz. Followed by Minnis flannel, I believe it is 14oz


Harrisons P&H navy donegal, Minnis Alsport russell plaid 17oz and LL brown houndstooth shetland 14 oz





Also Minnis fresco in Wheat, the brown one is gone:

post #4873 of 10906
Houndstooth is sitting in my closet, why do u want to sell such nice fabric?
post #4874 of 10906
Way too much tweed, it's very nice, I agree.
post #4875 of 10906
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I recall getting Lesser at $150-$200 per yard. Smiths at about $135 per yard. So I think the meter price for Tonik is in the right ballpark. I think Minnis and Fox seem cheaper because you can get them without a middleman.

How much does Harrison's go for?

As an insider, I can tell you that Harrisons and Lesser prices are much2 less then that unless your talking about the Golden Bale from Lesser
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