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Nice! Who are you going to have make them up?
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i don't think i have ever seen a shiny lesser
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

i don't think i have ever seen a shiny lesser

You're right. Particularly not the older range. Just wanted to draw the contrast between the mohair blends that are typically put out today, many, though not all of which, have a pronounced shine.
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Nice! Who are you going to have make them up?

I mainly use John McCabe who used to be a director for Kilgour (and a cutter at Dege & Skinner, Hogg, Sons & J.B. Johnston etc), and a couple of other well known SR firms, but we'll see. I haven't decided yet.

This being Summer stuff, I might opt to take them out to, what seems to be an exceptional tailor in the Far East (no internet presence) that I've discovered from a native. Depends on my schedule. If not, I might just have them made up in England.
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You're right. Particularly not the older range. Just wanted to draw the contrast between the mohair blends that are typically put out today, many, though not all of which, have a pronounced shine.
I mainly use John McCabe who used to be a director for Kilgour (and a cutter at Dege & Skinner, Hogg, Sons & J.B. Johnston etc), and a couple of other well known SR firms, but we'll see. I haven't decided yet.

This being Summer stuff, I might opt to take them out to, what seems to be an exceptional tailor in the Far East (no internet presence) that I've discovered from a native. Depends on my schedule. If not, I might just have them made up in England.

How you thinking of styling them?
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Harrisons I think has a brown herringbone in either 700 or 850g. I don't have the samples so you might have to contact them directly.

Slewfoot - the one I was thinking of is Harrisons Overcoating 83901 but it is 700g 100% wool (see picture below). I think the only heavier weight Harrisons has is 100% wool 850g in a grey/green colour

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post #5316 of 11056
Standard stuff. I'm not avant-garde. One or two buttons depending on which tailor I go to. Quarter lined (or buggy lined) -- We'll see. I should have enough for a waistcoat so maybe that too, so it can take me through chilly days. And besides, I honestly think it's quite worth it to get waistcoats -- especially since the cost of having it made up as part of a 3-pc is approximately 3 times less than making an odd waistcoat (On the Row).
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Standard stuff. I'm not avant-garde. One or two buttons depending on which tailor I go to. Quarter lined (or buggy lined) -- We'll see. I should have enough for a waistcoat so maybe that too, so it can take me through chilly days. And besides, I honestly think it's quite worth it to get waistcoats -- especially since the cost of having it made up as part of a 3-pc is approximately 3 times less than making an odd waistcoat (On the Row).

Bear in mind your suits are for summer, so yo may never get the chance to wear you them.

You have nothing to lose by having them made up however.
Edited by Lovelace - 2/13/13 at 10:03am
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You went to Pitti? What's the take on opera pumps over in the States?

I've been taken by these two DJ, particularly the shawl collar. Though I'm aware it might not be everybody's thing.

The first picture looks like it's probably mohair. Going to check out Smiths.



the lapels on the first is great. second not.
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Any of you have any idea of what is this (images clickable for gigantic version)? 

 

 

I don't have any info about it. I bought it in a local shop, the owner said that it was a linen and silk blend, but I've my doubts. Despite of my doubts, it's the best summer cloth that I've ever wore, it doesn't wrinkle nor rumple, it's really lightweight and breathes as no other cloth that I've ever wore. The down side is: I feel that it will wear quickly.

 

Thank you,

Victor.

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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Standard stuff. I'm not avant-garde. One or two buttons depending on which tailor I go to. Quarter lined (or buggy lined) -- We'll see. I should have enough for a waistcoat so maybe that too, so it can take me through chilly days. And besides, I honestly think it's quite worth it to get waistcoats -- especially since the cost of having it made up as part of a 3-pc is approximately 3 times less than making an odd waistcoat (On the Row).

You seems to really enjoy quarter lined, does it really run cooler in the summer? Since people have the resource to get these kind of stuff will be under air-condioner most of the time?
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Originally Posted by Lovelace View Post

Bear in mind your suits are for summer, so yo may never get the chance to wear you them.
You have nothing to lose by having them made up however.

Expect the educated minority, everyone seems to be wearing summer weight through bitter winter, nowadays I don't think it matters that much.
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Textile King?

If it is from that place, I am going to bring a lot of money just to buy all the lumbs or lumbs mix.
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Thread Starter 
linen-silk looks plausible to me
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Has anyone had any experience with Brisbane Moss' Shakespeare line? I'm thinking of having some chinos made, and this seems like a nice cotton drill fabric. However, from the swatches, it feels like there's a bit of a sheen to it. Am I imagining things?
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Has anyone had any experience with Brisbane Moss' Shakespeare line? I'm thinking of having some chinos made, and this seems like a nice cotton drill fabric. However, from the swatches, it feels like there's a bit of a sheen to it. Am I imagining things?

its nice, I don't recall any sheen, I have the book here somewhere, I'll see if I can take pics. Not to turn this into a sales post, but I have a bolt of Zegna cotton khaki drill that is very nice and cheaper than Brisbane. Actually, I have A LOT of zegna cotton.


Here is the Crispaire that was mentioned earlier, my pics stink. Its actually very nice, feels great when worn and I think represents a great value.

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The blue here in the botttom (a shade or two lighter than navy) is very nice:

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Some stripes if you want to get your pimp on:

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The blue on the right would make an awesome summer sportcoat:

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