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post #7666 of 11058
This is from the Hardy Minnis Range. Like the color a lot.

I once preferred Harrison's but I notice a change for the better in this cloth. Not as stiff as before. This is a great color. Making two DB's and one SB in this cloth at present.


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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Also, I found this pic of Jeremy Hackett's flannel suit made up in the Fox:

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Always helpful to see the fabric made up and now I much prefer the Harrisons.
post #7667 of 11058
Which Minnis # is that, Chris?

Thanks for the pic.
post #7668 of 11058
Had a fitting yesterday for a Fox Flannel navy chalk stripe. My first chalk stripe suit actually. It's a DB being made by Steed. Will post photos in A&S thread as Matthew took some that he'll email to me. Seems like a great fabric. Not too heavy and not too light. For a woollen flannel it's a bit smooth right now which I suspect will get more rough after a few wears.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I'm pretty sure this is actually the dark brown Fresco in their standard book just in bright sunlight with perhaps a bit of photo editing. I agree that this color as seen in the photo is quite nice.
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I think you're right. I assume you mean the 518? In person, it's really dark. Almost close to black. I'd like to get the same color in Vox's photo, but from the outset. !
Were you thinking Slew meant that bright sunlight had faded it over time? It does look this way in bright sunlight from the outset, imo.

But you're right that it is pretty dark. It has some black threads in it, which I really like. It's chameleon-like in that it looks like a rich brown in bright light and charcoal gray at night. Makes it very versatile.
post #7670 of 11058
I think Vox has enough clothes where none of his stuff would have time to fade in his rotation. :^)
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

I’m looking for a worsted in a gray-brown color (hard to describe, but those who have seen it will know what I’m talking about). Preferably 10-12oz.

Any suggestions?

There's a fabric like this in the 11 oz. Lesser Golden bale. I have a SB suit made up in it (wore it today, actually.) It looks greyer in dimmer light, or if I wear a white shirt; it looks browner in brighter light or if I wear a light blue shirt. I like it a lot.
post #7672 of 11058
Another option will be the Harrisons Conquest book,will get the number for you
post #7673 of 11058
Thanks both. This is very helpful.
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I've got 2 mentions for Huddersfield Cloth .com on SF. I am curious if there are any more people here who've bought fabric from them. I am looking at some of their "Sales" all wool fabrics. 

 

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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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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.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by velomane View Post

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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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Had a fitting yesterday for a Fox Flannel navy chalk stripe. My first chalk stripe suit actually. It's a DB being made by Steed. Will post photos in A&S thread as Matthew took some that he'll email to me. Seems like a great fabric. Not too heavy and not too light. For a woollen flannel it's a bit smooth right now which I suspect will get more rough after a few wears.

To be creepy, I think I saw you leaving Steed on Monday. I was walking in, you were walking out. Took me a second to realize it, otherwise would have said hello.
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To be creepy, I think I saw you leaving Steed on Monday. I was walking in, you were walking out. Took me a second to realize it, otherwise would have said hello.

Sorry to miss you. Definitely feel free to say hello next time!
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Definitely. It took me a second to realize why you looked familiar, by which point you were gone--otherwise would have done so Monday.
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To be creepy, I think I saw you leaving Steed on Monday. I was walking in, you were walking out. Took me a second to realize it, otherwise would have said hello.

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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Which Minnis # is that, Chris?

Thanks for the pic.

Looks like minnis 301 mid grey, also available in heavier weight 317
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Looks like minnis 301 mid grey, also available in heavier weight 317

Cheers - that's what I was hoping because the Minnis is half the price of the Harrisons.

Edit: fuck it, went with the 14oz.
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