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Got a piece of 16oz beige cavalry twill from Huddersfield's special offer couple months ago. Can someone enlighten me what can I do with it? It is more like dark kharki and looks a bit green indoor... satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by Maccimus View Post

Got a piece of 16oz beige cavalry twill from Huddersfield's special offer couple months ago. Can someone enlighten me what can I do with it? It is more like dark kharki and looks a bit green indoor... satisfied.gif

it will be a good alternative to a pair of rough-wear jeans.
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Rangoon Navy Chalkstripe soon to be made up into a DB suit with scalloped-bellied lapel DB waistcoat. Waistcoat will be worn in autumn with the suit.
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^^ Lovely.  The suits sound great; hope pics will follow.

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Almost every cloth house has a hopsack in a book or two at different weights. Holland & Sherry, Smiths, Harrison's, Harrison's Premier Cru has an 11 ounce version. All these are limited to a few colors and shades. Mainly navy and grey. Gladson has a few this season and show more colors in the new Minnis sample book.

I didn't care for the Scabal I tried, cloth qulity was ok but had too much sheen. Prefer the matte look on hopsack.

 

Which Holland and Sherry books have hopsacks? I don't recall seing any navy ones in the Intercity book my tailor has (and I was expecting to find some there).

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Rangoon Navy Chalkstripe soon to be made up into a DB suit with scalloped-bellied lapel DB waistcoat. Waistcoat will be worn in autumn with the suit.

Will you say the Rangoon range is the optimum fabric for south east china weather? It seems you are a great fan of them. May I find out more information?

I am sorry if the above question has been raised before.
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Rangoon is very nice but the very lightest frescos wear cooler. Rangoon holds its shape better, though. Very high performance for its weight. The equal of Lesser Tropical.
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Which Holland and Sherry books have hopsacks? I don't recall seing any navy ones in the Intercity book my tailor has (and I was expecting to find some there).

The one I just used is from the Classic Worsted book, HS1165, 13 ounce. There are a dozen colors of 11 ounce hopsack in the Force 10 Merino Plains book HS1196
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Thank you. I think my tailor doesn't carry any of those books but he should be able to get them...

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Ahem!

There really isn't anything you can do short of standing over the guy's shoulder and prodding him as he sews and irons. And to do that, you'd have to be a heck of a tailor yourself.

If you don't really trust him, don't give him a very expensive cloth that is will - from everything I've heard - clearly display any and all tailoring missteps.
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I have to give it to somebody...just thought the masters like yourself might have some advice on best uses for light cloth.  

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So is this a hopsack?:

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Yup.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Rangoon is very nice but the very lightest frescos wear cooler. Rangoon holds its shape better, though. Very high performance for its weight. The equal of Lesser Tropical.

I picked up a couple of lengths of Rangoon when Minni's were selling it at £16/m - navy blue and a b/w houndstooth. It's pretty good. What was even better though was the Airbourne acquired around the same time - drapes better than the Rangoon despite being lighter weight.
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I am curious if anyone has any experience with cloth from B.Black and Sons in LA. They seem to stock quite a range of relatively inexpensive cloth. Has anyone here ordered from them in the past and or present? Any thoughts, experiences?
 

I am mostly interested in the tweeds.

 

Thanks,

 

David-

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