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This windowpane is cool as well
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

Manton - thoughts on herringbone suitings? This book has a medium gray - each row of herringbone is about 1/2 inch.
I like 'em, have one in blue. Works best in heavy worsted so if you are going to do it, this is the weight to get.
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Finally, a medium gray
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I like 'em, have one in blue. Works best in heavy worsted so if you are going to do it, this is the weight to get.
Y U no like herringbone saxony?
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Collects dust as in you don't wear it? I'm looking at mostly the hopsacks in the collection.

Sorry, I mean it often needs a clothing brush. However, this could be a general "flaw" of a blue hopsack weave, I guess.
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Y U no like herringbone saxony?
No, more like I don't like lightweight HB in worsted or flannel. For one thing the pattern has a "fall/winter" connotation to me. For another, it really needs to drape well and hang straight. At ligther weights it tends to look crinkly and wear like shit.
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That mid gray looks fantastic.

But a lot like the R house hopsack, no? Don't you already have that, B?

I also like the windowpane, which is odd because I usually don't like birdseye.
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I don't have a mid gray hopsack, from this book or LH. I'm torn between the windowpane and mid gray.
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Also in blue
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id get the mid gray, but first, compare it to the house hopsack and see which you like better.
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I think they use Smith's for the "house" hopsack. Because I asked to see the heavier stuff and they sent me the book.
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No, more like I don't like lightweight HB in worsted or flannel. For one thing the pattern has a "fall/winter" connotation to me. For another, it really needs to drape well and hang straight. At ligther weights it tends to look crinkly and wear like shit.
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I would get that, foo has the blue and I think it's fantastic.
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I have the blue as well and love it. I've been looking for a mid-gray windowpane for a while but the solid is really sweet.
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