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post #5986 of 11739
0511 is mid grey, suit for sure
post #5987 of 11739
Anyone seen Dormeuil's Mystic Mohair available in light grey?

I'd love to get 4.5 - 5 meters of this to commission a 3 piece. It's really a beautiful fabric
post #5988 of 11739
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0511 fresco 3/2 with or without flaps? Was thinking to do besom pockets, what do you think?

I'd always do flaps for both option except for a dinner jacket. Just be sure to explain that you'll likely leave the pockets in a lot of the time so be sure to leave room on the interior so there's no bunching of the flap.
post #5989 of 11739
^tailors always suggest this too. There's some merit to it, but if you ever use the pockets, it's tough to keep them both tucked in. So when I want welts, I usually just get them.
post #5990 of 11739
Have 10m of Rangoon Air Force Blue Glenplaid for sale.

PM for details.
post #5991 of 11739
I know the shirting word of the day is chambray, but does anyone know where Mercer gets their oxford cloth? It's unlike any other I've handled. Uniquely rough, heavy, and almost somewhat stiff. I assume it's made in the US. I'd love to source some of it and send it to my shirtmaker, as now every other oxford cloth seems unsatisfying. Anyone know?
post #5992 of 11739
Have you asked David?
post #5993 of 11739
That seems like a rather inappropriate question, no?
post #5994 of 11739
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I know the shirting word of the day is chambray, but does anyone know where Mercer gets their oxford cloth? It's unlike any other I've handled. Uniquely rough, heavy, and almost somewhat stiff. I assume it's made in the US. I'd love to source some of it and send it to my shirtmaker, as now every other oxford cloth seems unsatisfying. Anyone know?
If it makes you feel better, they also use plastic buttons.
post #5995 of 11739
I've never spoken with him personally but have heard he's a nice guy. He has no reason to tell you, but I suppose the old, "You never know until you ask" rings true here. Plus, while the fabric is obviously a lot of the mystique, the construction is what they pride themselves on AFAIK.

You're probably right to ask here first, but if you have such a strong longing then might as well get the truth straight from the horse's mouth.
post #5996 of 11739
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If it makes you feel better, they also use plastic buttons.

At least the plastic is outside the cloth.
post #5997 of 11739
Thread Starter 
Mercer seems to be proud of a "made in USA" product, which is not proof but suggestive that he gets the cloth in the US. Not that I know of any US mill that makes it.

Carl (CEGO) uses, IIRC, oxford made in India and in my judgement that cloth is superior to my last round of BB RTW shirts from the early 90s. There is Japanese made oxford as well which is very expensive.
post #5998 of 11739
I have some oxfords from Carl that is like what you described. The cloth is stiff with massive body. I like it a lot. Quite cheap and from India if I remember correctly.
post #5999 of 11739
I find that my Mercer cloth is a lot softer and lighter than the Black Fleece oxford cloth. I prefer the Mercer - it's a looser weave with nice texture and that Black Fleece cloth is so thick that won't lay flat under a sweater, and it can be uncomfortable around the waist when tucked in. I've owned the BF shirts longer so they've been washed more, too
post #6000 of 11739
I have a CEGO ocbd from the deadstock made in the US oxford cloth. I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for, but it's very nice. I could show it to you irl sometime, D, and we could compare it to the Mercer if you'd like.
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