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post #5521 of 9753
Double breasted tweed isn't impossible...

post #5522 of 9753
Tim -- that definitely looks more conservative than the tweed I had in mind.

RogerC -- I seem to remember this topic having done before with pictures of the Prince been flashed out as well -- either here or on the LL.

Ah. Decided to look for it. Here -- http://www.styleforum.net/t/140983/double-breasted-tweed-sporstcoat
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Looking for a lighter weight (10-11oz) hopsack that is slightly refined. How is H&S for this?

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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Looking for a lighter weight (10-11oz) hopsack that is slightly refined. How is H&S for this?

H& S stuff is, generally, usually, more modern and looks a little more refined. Smiths Blue Riband is also quite good as well if you ask me.
post #5525 of 9753
Looking to sell 3.6 metres of Fox Flannel - 13/14 oz woolen mid grey with light windowpane check.

Willing to move for a very good price. Please PM me if interested.

SOLD
Edited by GucciKid - 3/7/13 at 11:03am
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H& S stuff is, generally, usually, more modern and looks a little more refined. Smiths Blue Riband is also quite good as well if you ask me.

 

That is about what I expected. But I am leery of something too slick. How is the finish? I take it the latter is much more matte?

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There seem to be differing opinions on the Smiths B. Riband -- their older stuff was more matte, but with their updated collection there is definitely a few more modern offerings in that book. I can't recall off hand but I seem to remember browsing and noticing a few blues that looked more modern and wasn't as matte.

It's hard to speak about H & S because they have so many books, but if you're looking at 10-11 oz, you're looking at what? -- Crispaire? In general, though, their stuff is more modern and it varies from book to book. Their Intercity range is more matte.
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 3/7/13 at 3:13am
post #5528 of 9753
In search of a liability: Looking for a jacket length of brown Minnis Fresco. Pls PM me if you have some.
post #5529 of 9753
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In search of a liability: Looking for a jacket length of brown Minnis Fresco. Pls PM me if you have some.

Actually, would there be enough interest to organize another run?

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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Looking for a lighter weight (10-11oz) hopsack that is slightly refined. How is H&S for this?

what color? I have, what I believe to be, a book with the best looking hopsack in the world, if you are looking for refined and lush.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Actually, would there be enough interest to organize another run?


Is that the Slewfoot tobacco fresco? If so, then I'm in.
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Is that the Slewfoot tobacco fresco? If so, then I'm in.

Yes. And from now, we'll know this as Slewfoot Fresco.

Anyone else in?
post #5533 of 9753
Very nicely made up, but....
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....
Well, the test suit made up from it was completed a month ago, and has been worn hard at least ten times by now. The cloth wears and drapes beautifully.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


... Suit has been washed twice so far with no shrinkage.

....

Two "washes" after ten wears? confused.gif
post #5534 of 9753
Almost funded liability. Figured it was worth posting here after our extensive discussion of mohair. This is from the Smiths book, 70% wool / 30% mohair. It is very hard to get the true color to come through in pitctures. It is a lighter than navy, similar to Ethan's Tonik that everyone fanbois over. Pretty happy with the fit, there is a little excess fabric around the triceps that will be cleaned up.

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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post


It's hard to speak about H & S because they have so many books, but if you're looking at 10-11 oz, you're looking at what? -- Crispaire? In general, though, their stuff is more modern and it varies from book to book. Their Intercity range is more matte.

 

I should be clearer: by refined I don't mean ultra luxe, but merely not as rusticated as some of the west of England traditional hopsacks can be. E.g. Dugdale hopsack and the like is nice and classical but also more sturdy and in a much more limited range of colors than I had in mind. I threw out the name H&S knowing that they have a lot of books and that the probability of a wider color palette is there. I was thinking tans and browns.

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what color? I have, what I believe to be, a book with the best looking hopsack in the world, if you are looking for refined and lush.

I was hoping you would chime in. 

See above. Tans and light brown, but I am open to something else. Please do share.

Something not too rustic, more citified, but not too glitzy would fit the bill.

The colors in Crispaire you were championing upthread were super awesome (I think I will have some suits made) so I hoped there is something in that vein but in a hopsack weave.

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