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tchoy,

 

Looks great. Would you say the color of the RAF POW is represented accurately by your photo? Alden seemed to suggest it's bluer irl.

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They are different companies. A Harrison is owned by Bulmer Lumb, the same company that owns Taylor & Lodge. It gets especially confusing given that Harrisons of Edinburgh is a third distinct company with the Harrison name.

Yep, you are very correct. I have asked them about their Arthur Harrison flannels. It is not from their own production (Harrison B), nor it is from Harrison of Edinburgh.

I don't know which part of my word entails Harrison Burley is the same company as Harrison of Edinburgh, clearly their respective prices reflect the truth.

Still, they are very good fabrics and it will be your loss because of their 'silly' name.
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Nice fit. Would that be considered a "nipped waist"?

Thanks! Not sure if it's called a nip waist. My tailor have a tendency to cut more of a English silhouette.

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tchoy,

Looks great. Would you say the color of the RAF POW is represented accurately by your photo? Alden seemed to suggest it's bluer irl.

Thanks! The image is pretty true to the colour. It's a melange of grey and blue with grey being the base colour and the plaids in blue.
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Thanks! The image is pretty true to the colour. It's a melange of grey and blue with grey being the base colour and the plaids in blue.

Agreed that this is pretty true to the in-real-life color.
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I hope that is true of the piuma, the test malden posted a picture of on LL is very blue, not grey at all
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My experience is that the London lounge Air Force blue photos come out bluer than they are in real life. They are more gray than blue in real life.
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My experience is that the London lounge Air Force blue photos come out bluer than they are in real life. They are more gray than blue in real life.

 

Come on guys, you need hardly do Alden's work for him.

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If someone can proxy or source Smith Finimeresco SW 4044 11/12oz (360gms) please PM me.
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That is fantastic. Well done, sir.

That does look an awful lot like the Mercer. The colors look slightly different in the pic, but it could just be from washing/wear on the Mercer.
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Be warned, Philips Boyne's "white" fabric isn't particularly white. If you want white, order only "optic."

FWIW the not-all-that-white oxford cloth is apparently traditional, or at least it's always been around according to some of the old hands.
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Good stuff! What's the cost per meter of the shirt fabrics?
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The chambrays and traditional oxfords are 44/45" wide, and cost $7.95/ yard if you buy up to 14 yards, and then $4.95/ yard if you purchase 15 yards or more. The pinpoint oxford is the same width, and costs $9.25/ yard for up to 14 yards, then $6.25/ yard for more.

They also have a wider oxford at ~60", which is of course cheaper, but I don't have any swatches for that (it's $6.25/ yard and $3.25/ yard).

P&B has a three yard minimum. They didn't seem to mind that I was a private individual, but they did seem to assume at first that I was a business. I think they've never had to make a policy about selling to the public because not that many private customers call in. Either way, ordering seemed fine.

I haven't had the shirting made up yet, so I can't say how it wears. In searching around for info about the merchant, I found an old post at AAAC by Shirtmaven, who said that P&B's Japanese oxfords were pretty mediocre. He certainly knows more about cloth than me, but FWIW, I thought the 44" width traditional oxfords was really handsome, so I bought 15 yards.

 

 

Can you let us know the cloth numbers for each reference?

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