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post #6121 of 11099
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I like the standard weight Breanish and it seems to suit the spngy feel of the cloth. I would prefer their standard weight, bulked up by the nature of the yarns, as T4 said was the case with his. Heavier is fine, but not needed in my opinion.

Agreed. Heavier tweeds are everywhere. If we could get this in the 10-12oz. range, I would possibly be in for a much larger order.
post #6122 of 11099
12oz tweed? 14oz should be the bare minimum
post #6123 of 11099
Have you seen the normal, 10 oz Breanish?
post #6124 of 11099
No I have not, I'm going by what I have in my closet from the usual suspects and a few LL fabrics which are all heavy, sometimes too heavy. When I hear 12oz, I think of a worsted suit, guess I need to experience breanish to understand breanish
post #6125 of 11099
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

No I have not, I'm going by what I have in my closet from the usual suspects and a few LL fabrics which are all heavy, sometimes too heavy. When I hear 12oz, I think of a worsted suit, guess I need to experience breanish to understand breanish

Breanish is really meant to be lighter. I remember an email exchange I had with one of the owners, where he mentioned that they specifically opted for lighter wools like angora and lambswool to keep the weight down and help differentiate their cloth from all the other heavy Hebridean tweeds.
post #6126 of 11099
It seems like we should go with their standard weight. I have two types of Breanish, their standard weight (10-11 oz) and a heavier version (14 oz or so) and prefer their standard weight. As dopey said, at standard weight, the fabric is spongy and is different from other tweeds.
post #6127 of 11099
I see, I'll let the breanish/cloth experts hash out the details on this one. But I'm def in for 5 min, the scale of the POW is what makes this fabric work
post #6128 of 11099
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I think someone should just go all out and get a suit made up of it - you could only wear it 5 times before the pants gave out but boy would it be the ultimate FU suit.

You should make it up and get 2 pairs of pants. Then you can wear it 10 times!
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post #6129 of 11099
It is best to let Breanish weave the cloth at their standard weight. For some reason, I thought that the first run of this cloth was 16 oz but clearly I was wrong. Those who want heavier version can always opt out, I guess. It looks like we have plenty of interest, we are somewhere 70 meters now.
post #6130 of 11099
Forex how many meters do you need to place the order?
post #6131 of 11099
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post


Agreed. Heavier tweeds are everywhere. If we could get this in the 10-12oz. range, I would possibly be in for a much larger order.

Heavier tweeds are hard to find in interesting patterns and weaves, you can have all the black and salt and pepper you want in any weight but the checks, stripes, bones etc. are all in light weights like 360g-400g.  

 

In terms of weaving a lighter fabric its much trickier with a woolen-spun yarn as goes into a flannel or tweed as there is less strength in the yarn.  The cloth must be woven much slower, there are more breaks and so on, its harder to finish and won't wear as well.  

 

At that weight its not really tweed anymore and will disappoint, 10oz for instance is what tiecloth was woven in, in the past. 

post #6132 of 11099
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post


Same here my shirt shrank as well after washing. I definitely advise to prewash the shirting beforehand.

Anyone know what mill the LL linen came from?

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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

Forex how many meters do you need to place the order?

I'd like to think that we already have the minimum required, I can count at least 75 meters and that is not including everything. If you want to jump on this, just let me know.
post #6134 of 11099
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Originally Posted by mactire View Post

At that weight its not really tweed anymore and will disappoint, 10oz for instance is what tiecloth was woven in, in the past. 

I'm well aware of the properties and advantages of traditional mid and heavyweight tweeds. I have several and love them all.

But, again, Breanish is its own animal, and just as it doesn't make sense to have a 8oz. woolen flannel, it doesn't make sense to have a 16oz. Breanish.
post #6135 of 11099
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

I'm well aware of the properties and advantages of traditional mid and heavyweight tweeds. I have several and love them all.

But, again, Breanish is its own animal, and just as it doesn't make sense to have a 8oz. woolen flanneit doesn't make sense to have a 16oz. Breanish.[/.


I would agree with this. Are you interested in this make up? It would definitely be in the 10-12 oz range, most likely their standard weight.
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