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post #7696 of 10769
Gents - just throwing a concept out there but I'd like to start a swatch bank (both image and physical) to be stickied in this thread. We all probably have a bunch of them lying around from planned or considered commissions and I think it'd be useful to have those handy for others - especially those who don't have ready access to various books at their tailors.

Any objections?
post #7697 of 10769
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Gents - just throwing a concept out there but I'd like to start a swatch bank (both image and physical) to be stickied in this thread. We all probably have a bunch of them lying around from planned or considered commissions and I think it'd be useful to have those handy for others - especially those who don't have ready access to various books at their tailors.

Any objections?

Great idea. I have some Molloy & Sons Donegal swatches from a recent commission that I'd be happy to contribute to this. 

post #7698 of 10769
Interesting idea.I have 80 percent of all Harrisons and H lesser swatch books,most of The Drapers books and also all the Bateman Ogden books.Let me know what you guys want;will also be getting some new stuff from another brand too.
post #7699 of 10769

This is a good idea but there would have to be agreed-upon standards for producing a clean, color-true image

post #7700 of 10769
Anyone have a hookup for Albini / Thomas Mason or Alumo shirtings?
post #7701 of 10769
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

This is a good idea but there would have to be agreed-upon standards for producing a clean, color-true image

To be honest I hadn't thought that far ahead re: photo quality though I know that's really important.

I thought we could establish, at a minimum, who has what and some preliminary pics. That would give ppl a starting point for what fabrics they should consider pursuing, etc.
post #7702 of 10769
Just got these:

AppleMark
AppleMark
AppleMark
post #7703 of 10769
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post

Just got these:

AppleMark
AppleMark
AppleMark

What do you plan to use them for?
post #7704 of 10769
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

What do you plan to use them for?

Tan will most likely be a single breasted overcoat. Green will likely be a peacoat style (db with oversized lapels). The material is quite thick so should make good coat material.
post #7705 of 10769
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post

Tan will most likely be a single breasted overcoat. Green will likely be a peacoat style (db with oversized lapels). The material is quite thick so should make good coat material.

Looking forward to seeing these, esp the overcoat. Where did you source them if I may ask?

Best
post #7706 of 10769
I'm just getting a camel hair overcoat finished up so it may be a couple of months but since we're getting a foot of snow this weekend I may need to speed that up.

Got the cloth from TACS italy.
post #7707 of 10769
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post

Just got these:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AppleMark
AppleMark
AppleMark

http://bntailor.tumblr.com/post/65757207320/casentino-bespoke-coat-by-b-tailor-at

A couple of overcoats being made by bntailors using similar cloths.
post #7708 of 10769
Thanks for the link - may be an inspiration. FYI they have 42 potential colors of Casentino cloth but when I asked maybe less than half was currently available.
post #7709 of 10769
I'm looking for a navy or lighter shade of blue herringbone tweed for a suit. Any recommendations for books to check out?
post #7710 of 10769
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I'm looking for a navy or lighter shade of blue herringbone tweed for a suit. Any recommendations for books to check out?
There are some nice non-conventional blue herringbones in the London Lounge Fox Flannel set. For worsteds, you just have to choose a weight and there will be any number of navy and RAF blues. Lesser 13oz has been one of the safer bets there-- assuming they haven't re-spec'ed the new book.
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