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post #5161 of 10769
Must have been really heavy (or that you wear it once every few months) such that it has lasted for so long!
post #5162 of 10769
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

In a way, three-piece fresco sounds odd. One wears fresco because it is nice and cool, adding a vest layer would rather obviate that.

True, but if one wants texture than a 3 piece on somewhat cooler days is fine to me. I've done it many times. Only received compliments if anything at all.
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Must have been really heavy (or that you wear it once every few months) such that it has lasted for so long!

at most once a week, but really more like 2-3x/month, in fall-winter only.
post #5164 of 10769
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

I just went through selecting a blue linen. Settled on a blue from Drapers linen book, they have a Cornwall blue that was too light for me but the one after it in the book was perfect. Don't go too dark for a suit like this.

Just looking at the site, I like the 6516 (9oz) described as Dark Blue

post #5165 of 10769
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Originally Posted by unclesam099 View Post

Just looking at the site, I like the 6516 (9oz) described as Dark Blue


I got a jacket from that cloth (6516) - it is not bad but I would look for something heavier the next time - the 9oz weight makes it a bit flimsy.
post #5166 of 10769
I was thinking of making a completely uncanvassed, washable summer jacket from this cloth. Would you think this would work?
post #5167 of 10769
Interesting. I believe that is the swatch I was eyeing for my suit. Its a fine line, I want the linen to be pretty light/cool but would like it to have some body.
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post #5169 of 10769
Were we talking lighweight?

post #5170 of 10769
Thanks, Slew, Roger, ET, and Manton. I'll look more into flannel and hopsack then.
post #5171 of 10769
Dugdale's online store is back online:

http://www.dugdalebros.com/Our-Ranges/English-and-Town-Classics-Bunch-134/

Prices are very low, so much that I would question its quality if I had not already seen many recommendations for this maker.
post #5172 of 10769
Does anyone know a way to purchase Smith Woolens fabric direct? The maker itself seems to be not on the internet, and Isles Textiles Group, their US distributor, has not responded to my email. I will try calling them.
post #5173 of 10769
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Dugdale's online store is back online:

http://www.dugdalebros.com/Our-Ranges/English-and-Town-Classics-Bunch-134/

Prices are very low, so much that I would question its quality if I had not already seen many recommendations for this maker.

I've has several suits made out of Dugdales T&C books over the years. That's workhorse fabric.

The low prices are probably trade prices.

For example if a member of the public pays £60 per metre for cloth on the Minnis website a tailor wouldn't be paying that even after discounting for VAT.
post #5174 of 10769
I couldn't say to what extent they're trade prices, but in the EU, 20pct VAT is added.
post #5175 of 10769
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Originally Posted by Lovelace View Post

I've has several suits made out of Dugdales T&C books over the years. That's workhorse fabric.

The low prices are probably trade prices.

For example if a member of the public pays £60 per metre for cloth on the Minnis website a tailor wouldn't be paying that even after discounting for VAT.

Do you mean "workhorse" in a good or bad way?
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