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post #4906 of 9835
Thank you in any case for the effort. In terms of solids, with the exception of perhaps olive or so, the existing Fresco book is sufficiently well stocked, I think. It's a pity they're being difficult about patterns, a houndstooth migh have been nice as well.
post #4907 of 9835
Thank you in any case for the effort. In terms of solids, with the exception of perhaps olive or so, the existing Fresco book is sufficiently well stocked, I think. It's a pity they're being difficult about patterns, a houndstooth migh have been nice as well.
post #4908 of 9835
The Fresco II Book lacks any bright Blue fabrics.

You either get the 520 AFB, or very Dark or Midnight Navys, such as 0516.
post #4909 of 9835
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

I did not inquire about anything other than fresco, so I can't confirm other fabrics, but I have a feeling they went to Lovat to mill the cloth, and they probably have some sort of contract with LL that only allows Lovat to do custom runs of certain patterns if it is a large commercial order, i.e 840+ meter minimum order minnis informed me of.

However solids have the normal 65m minimum so if people would like a more refined blue fresco or something else, it can be done


I believe Antich weave most of the cloth for the HFW group.

 

The problem with weaving a pattern is that you have to reset and reprogram the loom which is time consuming and has a cost that has to be recovered either by unit cost or quantity or both,

 

There used to be a POW patterned Fresco which they no longer sell. Probably didn't sell well. So your answer maybe there.

 

I would be surprised if Lovat had signed such a restrictive contract with London Lounge.

post #4910 of 9835
One thing you guys may want to consider is re-commissioning some of the old Rangoon cloth. I believe they would be able to re-create it and possibly with some customized tweaks. It would have to be at the same high quality level of the previous ones woven on the same looms they previously used, of course. Otherwise it's not the same thing. I recall the Rangoon book had some nailhead and POW type patterns.
post #4911 of 9835
^great idea. I would be interested if a Rangoon project got going.
post #4912 of 9835
How is Rangoon different from Lesser tropical?
post #4913 of 9835
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How is Rangoon different from Lesser tropical?

 

Drier and more crease resistant than Lesser Tropical. Great stuff.

post #4914 of 9835
So why was Rangoon discontinued if t was so great?
post #4915 of 9835
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So why was Rangoon discontinued if t was so great?

I imagine it just didn't sell well to the general public. Just because crazy guys like us enjoy it doesn't mean random Joe's did.
post #4916 of 9835
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

So why was Rangoon discontinued if t was so great?

 

I was told that sales were decent but not amazing. Fresco was always the top seller among their spring / summer fabrics, so they took the opportunity to lower inventory, beliveing that Rangoon lovers would just migrate to Fresco.

post #4917 of 9835
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

I was told that sales were decent but not amazing. Fresco was always the top seller among their spring / summer fabrics, so they took the opportunity to lower inventory, beliveing that Rangoon lovers would just migrate to Fresco.
Dumbasses.

They are totally different cloths.
post #4918 of 9835
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Dumbasses.

They are totally different cloths.

 

True, but I get the sense that some cloth merchants think in terms of weight rather than texture. I was complaining to a UK mill recently on how they had stopped producing their outstanding 10oz. hopsacks. They seemed bewildered that I was complaining - "But we still have several excellent collections in that summer weight."

 

On that note, I would appreciate member recommendations on a light-to-mid weight navy hopsack.

post #4919 of 9835
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

^great idea. I would be interested if a Rangoon project got going.
I can't believe Minnis would do it, but between SF and various LL members, there will certainly be a market.
post #4920 of 9835
Does anybody have any photos of a rangoon? I have never heard of it.
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