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post #7141 of 10779
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Originally Posted by gusvs View Post

I actually looked into this yesterday myself and it seems the houndstooth being referred to is number 0656 from the Classic collection:
https://hfwltd.com/shop/Products.aspx?id=32

At least Steed refers to this one as a houndstooth flannel:
https://twitter.com/SteedTailors/status/313710163074875392

Thanks for pointing it out gusvs. I was looking for it in the flannel bunch.
post #7142 of 10779
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

flannel pants will bag at the knee with time and also get threadbare in the knees and seat. My oldest flannel suit is 15 y/o, only one pair of pants, and I am finally replacing it this year. The pants looked worn for a long time but I didn't care.

Badge of honour.

Surprised it lasted you for 15 years though. You purchased an extra length of cloth for a second pair of trousers back when you first bespoke the suit?
post #7143 of 10779
Anyone have any experience with the mid-grey 13oz Fox Flannel?

I remember asking about the 10oz a while back and getting not-so positive feedback.
post #7144 of 10779
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Anyone have any experience with the mid-grey 13oz Fox Flannel?

I remember asking about the 10oz a while back and getting not-so positive feedback.

 

I have a DB from the 13oz. mid-grey and it is very nice. Certainly superior to the 10oz.

post #7145 of 10779
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

I have a DB from the 13oz. mid-grey and it is very nice. Certainly superior to the 10oz.

Thanks. If you have any pics handy, I'd really appreciate it.
post #7146 of 10779
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

You purchased an extra length of cloth for a second pair of trousers back when you first bespoke the suit?
No, I just had a high tolerance for worn out looking pants. But even that high tolerance was eventually exceeded, hence the "replacement" suit this year.
post #7147 of 10779

Does anyone have any recommendations for a charcoal grey cloth.  I'm looking for a mid-weight worsted, but with a nice mottled finish (i.e. something of the visual interest of flannel, without actually being flannel)?

post #7148 of 10779
^ I believe Minnis Fresco has something that will fit that bill.
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Thanks - not looking for fresco on this occasion (despite its Forvm approved status!), so any other suggestions very welcome.

post #7150 of 10779

Where would I find a glen plaid like the one in this pic from JCrew? Preferably a heavier cloth. More pics here if you need a closer look.

Edit: If it isn't clear from my original post, I'm looking for some fabric, not the jacket.
Edited by velomane - 8/28/13 at 7:51am
post #7151 of 10779
Sharkskin, nailheads, hopsacks and etc can fit the bill.
post #7152 of 10779
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Originally Posted by Balfour View Post

Does anyone have any recommendations for a charcoal grey cloth.  I'm looking for a mid-weight worsted, but with a nice mottled finish (i.e. something of the visual interest of flannel, without actually being flannel)?

Harrisons Frontier is 300 grams. Compared to fresco, it is softer and smoother, has a less open weave, and has less variegation and mottling.
post #7153 of 10779
There was some discussion a little way back in this thread (post 6201 on) about a charcoal birdseye. I have a mid weight birdseye in darkish grey, from Smiths (I think) which fills the same role in my wardrobe as I think you're looking for. Pretty sure they did a charcoal too.
post #7154 of 10779
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post

Harrisons Frontier is 300 grams. Compared to fresco, it is softer and smoother, has a less open weave, and has less variegation and mottling.

Do they make it above 300g?
post #7155 of 10779

Some good pointers, thanks chaps.  To add to my first post, I'm looking for something with a reasonable amount of variegation / mottling, but something smoother than fresco (and not open-weaved).  Semi-solid fine, but not heavily textured.  Am leaning towards nailhead rather than birdseye (& looking for something 'dryer' than sharkskin).

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