Originally Posted by add911_11
That's very interesting to know. thanks for that information.
So you find the fabric too fragile? I understand Smith's fabric are modern moth beating, but Scabal? Do they actually have any classic weight fabric? I have only seen paper weight stuff form them.
Comparing the three herringbones I have from Smith, Scabal and Dugdale in the 12-13 oz. range, I would say the Scabal and Smith are more densely woven. The Scabal is the smoother one, while the Dugdale RC and the Smith Botany feels more unfinished. The Dugdale is softer than the Scabal and Botany.
In regard to Scabal, I have the impression they still carry some fine medium weight fabrics, although the big business is elsewhere. I also I have a hopsack from them in 13 oz., which I like.