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post #5761 of 12525
The suit I have in RC is from fabric, which I bought three or four years ago, 12/13 oz., 370 grams/m. The suit is well cut but I regret the choice of fabric, when I compare to suits I have in Scabal and Smith. The Dugdale lacks strength. Again, this is my personal opinion. I have nothing against Dugdale.
post #5762 of 12525
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Originally Posted by Gruto View Post

The suit I have in RC is from fabric, which I bought three or four years ago, 12/13 oz., 370 grams/m. The suit is well cut but I regret the choice of fabric, when I compare to suits I have in Scabal and Smith. The Dugdale lacks strength. Again, this is my personal opinion. I have nothing against Dugdale.

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.
post #5763 of 12525
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

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.
post #5764 of 12525
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Originally Posted by Gruto View Post

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.

Can you quote some books which you find interesting. I am always been in the market for 13-14oz
thanks
post #5765 of 12525
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

I’ve been looking for something in navy blue with a chalk windowpane

What about something from Harrisons Moonbeam? Not quite chalk, but a similar look. That is jacketing.
post #5766 of 12525
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Can you quote some books which you find interesting. I am always been in the market for 13-14oz
thanks
Dugdale English & Town Classics, Lesser 13 and 16. oz, Scabal Big Ben, Holland & Sherry Classic Worsteds. I would very much like to hear any experience with the latter myself.
post #5767 of 12525
Thread Starter 
the is, or was, a lesser flannel in blue with a chalk window. I would contact Harrison and ask if there is any left
post #5768 of 12525
Doesn't Fox also do a navy flannel with white windowpane?
post #5769 of 12525
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Doesn't Fox also do a navy flannel with white windowpane?

 

Yup:

 

post #5770 of 12525
Some of the London Lounge flannels would work well as jacketings, IMO
post #5771 of 12525
The Moonbeam stuff is great, but I need to find a local agent, since they do not sell directly from their website.

Looks like I need to join LL - I like most of the stuff Alden's been putting out.
post #5772 of 12525
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

The Moonbeam stuff is great, but I need to find a local agent, since they do not sell directly from their website.

Looks like I need to join LL - I like most of the stuff Alden's been putting out.

Monbeam is good stuff. W. Bill's Lamlana is similar.
post #5773 of 12525
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

The Moonbeam stuff is great, but I need to find a local agent, since they do not sell directly from their website.

Looks like I need to join LL - I like most of the stuff Alden's been putting out.

Pretty Harrison's will sell direct if you contact them.
post #5774 of 12525
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post

Pretty Harrison's will sell direct if you contact them.

I did, and I received this reply:
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Hello Sir

I am afraid that we only deal with the trade on the whole if you refer to our web site you can get the contact details of our agents and they may well accommodate your needs thank you for your enquiry.

Regards

Ben Harris
post #5775 of 12525
My apologies - I have bought from them in the past so perhaps they are changing that practice.
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