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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Just a preview for those interested:

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That looks great. A richer brown than the browns in the Minnis flannel book. I'm looking forward to this - I'm a big fan of brown suits.
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So I thought the following websites belong to the same BRAND and realized they do not.

I am guessing J&J was bought by Hardy and then by Huddersfield? How did these brands consolidate? 

 

- Huddersfield Fine Worsteds - https://hfwltd.com - The people who make Fresco - Hardy Minnis / J&J Minnis? - Manufacturer

 - Huddersfield Cloth - http://www.huddersfieldcloth.com/about.asp - Dealers/ Traders

- Are they reliable source of fabric as well? They have some nice "Sales Specials" going on. Anyone had any experiences with them? Thoughts? 

 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
XFactor,

If you e-mail Huddersfield Cloth (I think that the contact e-mail for the cloth offers is mentioned on their Facebook page or website somewhere - it's something like "gcourtnell - at - huddersfield.com", although I could be wrong) and mention the cloth that you are interested in, they will let you know whether it is still available.
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I assume that the cloth in some of the older pictures may have been sold out already, but it's still worth asking.

They are happy to post overseas, and they used DHL to send the cloth to me. Obviously, having the cloth sent from the UK to somewhere overseas entails a higher cost, but they deduct VAT from the cost of the cloth which does help to offset the shipping cost.

 

 

post #7638 of 11416
Regarding Huddersfieldcloth.com, Lynne Mears from Bespokemears spoke with them on my behalf. Apparently, they "did work for Dugdales and started their own business." I did have a jacket made from some of their cloth. I am satisfied with it's quality. Pics were posted in the tweed thread on this forum. Furthermore, I did buy some of their sale cloth. It is currently sitting with my tailor to be made into a 2B SB jacket. He seemed satisfied with the quality of the cloth, but that is before having worked with it. I haven't spoken with him since.
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Just to update people: as of this morning, we have seven members committed to 30m. I'm waiting to hear back from one member about his commitment, so we may be at 35m.

If anyone else would like to join, please PM me. I think a brown Fresco would make for a great summer sport coat or suit, and if we can organize one more run, this might be the last chance to get something that's both unique and highly versatile.

For reference:

post #7640 of 11416
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Originally Posted by tim_horton View Post

That looks great. A richer brown than the browns in the Minnis flannel book. I'm looking forward to this - I'm a big fan of brown suits.

I'm pretty happy with the shade, just waiting for a few other samples and then will make a final decision and proceed with collecting subscriber information
post #7641 of 11416
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Just to update people: as of this morning, we have seven members committed to 30m. I'm waiting to hear back from one member about his commitment, so we may be at 35m.

If anyone else would like to join, please PM me. I think a brown Fresco would make for a great summer sport coat or suit, and if we can organize one more run, this might be the last chance to get something that's both unique and highly versatile.

For reference:

Too brown for a suit IMO, and too plain for a lot of jackets. Had you thought of a subtle glen check/POW in that color?
post #7642 of 11416
Slew's brown makes a great suit actually - no such thing as too brown. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post

Slew's brown makes a great suit actually - no such thing as too brown. biggrin.gif
Just my opinion, of course, on the plain suit. But what a stunning counterpart to a LL tweed it would be in a check. Perfect for the warmest Indian summer.
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Too brown for a suit IMO, and too plain for a lot of jackets. Had you thought of a subtle glen check/POW in that color?
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post

Slew's brown makes a great suit actually - no such thing as too brown. biggrin.gif

I think dieworkwear was going for a darker brown with this. Something in between the dark brown fresco and the tobacco fresco (Slewfoot).
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Change in topic: There are a lot of non-LL flannels and others on the Fox site. Has anyone had a close look at the 14oz hopsack or the lighter navy Birdseye jacketing?
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Speaking of flannels, I've narrowed my choices for a mid-grey woolen down to 2:

L is Harrison's 14oz, right is Fox's 15oz and the top is the Minnis AFB 14oz for reference.

Any thoughts? There's something a bit...dusty about the Fox.

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post #7647 of 11416
The one on the left is a bit more blue, and cooler. I like it, but in an urban winter it will make your oxblood shoes look a lot more red than they're used to appearing.
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I would go with whichever one you think will suit your complexion better.
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post


Too brown for a suit IMO, and too plain for a lot of jackets. Had you thought of a subtle glen check/POW in that color?

 

Actually, a while ago I proposed the idea on the LL for a Brisa project, but it didn't get much support, and as it turned out the Brisa quality can only be made in greys and browns. My idea was to do a very dark brown ground (think chocolate or coffee) with a lighter brown glen check (probably the same shade as suggested by Dieworkwear, or maybe a tad lighter). But if my idea could be realised here it would be great… What do you think?

 

Cheers,

SKM

post #7650 of 11416
I'd subscribe to a check. I have a suit in the Slew Brown already, but would consider a checked odd jacket (or, dare I say, houndstooth?)
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