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The Steadfast navy blue hopsack made up:

Thanks Gruto - it looks sturdy.
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Out for shopping today with my girlfriend, we visited a local weaver reseller looking for a dark blue donegal tweed. What do you think of the swatches bellow?

 

 

 

jacketings

 

 

 

coating

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I like the one on the left, it will be a FU coat, no doubt.
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top right for jacket and herringbone for coat......
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Finally, a medium gray

Anyone knows if Smiths makes a lighter version of this cloth.
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Anyone knows if Smiths makes a lighter version of this cloth.

You can find such pattern in other big name's summer worsted book. Does it need to be Smith Woollens?
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Anyone knows if Smiths makes a lighter version of this cloth.
Lighter weight? Smith has 11 and 12/13oz books in various levels of fineness.
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Does anyone have any experience with Dugdale Royal Classics Navy Herringbones?

I'm torn between the standard navy herringbone, and the "wider" navy herringbone - was hoping someone would have real life picture of something made up in either of them?

Wider


Standard


Light Navy Narrow


Hoping for a width something like this:



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^ Does Dugdales still offer RC? I was under the imp[ression they phased it out

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You can find such pattern in other big name's summer worsted book. Does it need to be Smith Woollens?
I'm not sure you can. The Steadfast is made from a natural blend of fine and coarse wool fibers, which is not common today, as I understand. I spoke with the owner about it, when i visited their basement in London.
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Does anyone have any experience with Dugdale Royal Classics Navy Herringbones?

I'm torn between the standard navy herringbone, and the "wider" navy herringbone - was hoping someone would have real life picture of something made up in either of them?

Don't do it. It is too loose and soft for being a good city suiting. Choose Smith's Botany, Scabal, Lesser or some other validated workhorse fabric.
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Lighter weight? Smith has 11 and 12/13oz books in various levels of fineness.

Thanks! I will check it out.

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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

You can find such pattern in other big name's summer worsted book. Does it need to be Smith Woollens?

It doesn't have to be Smith I do like the look of the Steadfast but 14/15 oz will be a bit heavy for wearing in Sydney.
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Don't do it. It is too loose and soft for being a good city suiting. Choose Smith's Botany, Scabal, Lesser or some other validated workhorse fabric.

That is utter bullshit, Royal Classic is very good range of cloth in decent price.
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That is utter bullshit, Royal Classic is very good range of cloth in decent price.

Well, it is my honest opinion based on experience. The Royal Classic is not as wellmade as Smith' Botany and Scabal's classic range. But, feel free to buy the Royal Classic.
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Well, it is my honest opinion based on experience. The Royal Classic is not as wellmade as Smith' Botany and Scabal's classic range. But, feel free to buy the Royal Classic.

Just from my own knowledge. May I ask whether you have the newer stock? because most of my RC suits are from old times (3-4 years ago), and I have been told that their new stock is pretty soft. My old stuff are pretty weighty and dense like Woollen's Bothay.

I don't doubt the new royal classic is not as good as it is used to be.
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