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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

anybody know of decent whipcord or other twill trousering? 12 ounces max, preferably a bit lighter.

Thanks


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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I have a LL RAF blue linen DB in the works. Do you guys think the RAF blue PoW Piuma will be too similar or should I get it?

 

I also have the LL RAF linen and have just ordered a suit's worth of the RAF/grey PoW Piuma (along with the Etna 2). So please come join me in my financial misery cheers.gif

Bottom line is that I don't think they're alike at all, or at least I don't hope so. The RAF Piuma has apparently been a devil to photograph, so I'm not stone shure though. Hopefully it's very close to the original Brisa version as it appears on tchoys photos - I really like how muted the PoW pattern appears...

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I decided to get the RAF Piuma. Slewfoot has a RAF PoW brisa DB that looks great.
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Pics of the RAF POW Brisa in DB?
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They are in the Anderson Sheppard expatriates thread.
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Manton...as to lightweight whipcords:

Smith Woolens has 11oz stuff (a gorgeous dark chocolate brown also)

Holland and Sherry has 10oz stuff only, then the same book has 12oz gabardine and then 13oz cavalry twill. Some nice blues and grey/blues in this book

Sadly HE Box no longer has any and Dugdale has 17oz stuff (out of your league)

Salvatore Ambrosi has a Carlo Barbera book with light weight whipcords in many color (perhaps Jodek of Beverly Hills imports them?)
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Anyone who can get some good prices at wbill/smith, please pm me
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Does anyone have J.&J. Minnis Fresco fabric in mid grey or derby grey ? I am hesitating between pattern 0569 and 0570... I also can take 0571 in navy (same pattern) and solid light gray . If you are to take two fresco what would you choose ? Any advice appreciated.

 

http://www.hfwltd.com/bobb.php?b=jjm&c=6&p=5

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511 suit
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500 pants
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Any recommendations for cotton that is thicker and heavier, at least 400gms?

 

I am planning to make some trousers.Chinos actually.

 

It will be great if i can purchase it online.

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Most reputable merchants have cotton fabrics in that weight. Finding them online is the tough part.

I've had casual trousers with DAKS waistbands made up of Holland & Sherry cotton. They all don't hold a crease past the second hour of wearing. Well, at least not the right crease. These days, I prefer linen.

Dugdale here has cotton in 9-10 oz which ought to be adequate.

One thing I'm not sure about is how merchants/mills calculate the weight of these cloth. W Bill's linen used to have a sticker that said >11 oz (or so I remembered a year ago), but the last I checked 2 weeks ago, it said 9 oz on the sticker. So I'm not sure if it's a new batch, or just that the weight is calculated differently.
post #6327 of 11136
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Originally Posted by Alvinbmx View Post

Any recommendations for cotton that is thicker and heavier, at least 400gms?

I am planning to make some trousers.Chinos actually.


It will be great if i can purchase it online.


Brisbane moss
http://www.brisbanemoss.co.uk/colours.asp?id=KEATS&cloth=COT00

IIRC they will sell to the public.
post #6328 of 11136
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Most reputable merchants have cotton fabrics in that weight. Finding them online is the tough part.

I've had casual trousers with DAKS waistbands made up of Holland & Sherry cotton. They all don't hold a crease past the second hour of wearing. Well, at least not the right crease. These days, I prefer linen.

Dugdale here has cotton in 9-10 oz which ought to be adequate.

One thing I'm not sure about is how merchants/mills calculate the weight of these cloth. W Bill's linen used to have a sticker that said >11 oz (or so I remembered a year ago), but the last I checked 2 weeks ago, it said 9 oz on the sticker. So I'm not sure if it's a new batch, or just that the weight is calculated differently.

Yeah. Finding them online is real hard!

I don't really like linen because it creases just too easily.

What other mill's cotton have you used?
post #6329 of 11136
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Brisbane moss
http://www.brisbanemoss.co.uk/colours.asp?id=KEATS&cloth=COT00

IIRC they will sell to the public.

I'm aware of this supplier but apparently they don't sell directly to public.

Have anyone ordered directly from them previously?
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post


One thing I'm not sure about is how merchants/mills calculate the weight of these cloth. W Bill's linen used to have a sticker that said >11 oz (or so I remembered a year ago), but the last I checked 2 weeks ago, it said 9 oz on the sticker. So I'm not sure if it's a new batch, or just that the weight is calculated differently.

 

Be aware that mills and merchants use either grams per running metre or grams per square metre.  The only way to know if it is not specified is to ask.

 

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Originally Posted by Alvinbmx View Post


I'm aware of this supplier but apparently they don't sell directly to public.

Have anyone ordered directly from them previously?

 

They do sell direct, I bought 4 lengths of corduroy last month. 

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