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Thread Starter 
I've got a suit of the lesser 13 navy herringbone ... from 2001. Still going strong.
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I think he was asking about a tweed. I would look at Lovat's Kirkton range.
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Yes, thanks for the suggestions, but I'm looking specifically for a tweed. I agree the worsted in the Lesser 13 oz. book is very nice.

EDIT: GC, the Lovat samples look very promising, thanks. I'm ordering some swatches.
Edited by tim_horton - 11/3/13 at 7:33am
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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?

 

Hear hear, I have a few books myself and would be eager to participate or post what I have to someone with the know-how to take true images.

 

 

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Anyone have a hookup for Albini / Thomas Mason or Alumo shirtings?

 

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

I would go w light brown horn. Raw silk is unusual enough w/o you having to jazz it up further w MOP buttons.

 

Thank you for your input, I appreciate it. The MOP doesn't seem obtrusive in the photo bellow, though. What do you think?

 

 

 

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Where'd you get the raw silk as a matter of interest?

 

http://sartorialgrow.tumblr.com/post/64335456274/the-silk-road-pt-1-its-spring-here-in-the

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Anyone handled the new Fox Brothers tweeds? Some of them are nice looking.
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I have one of them. Nice stuff but nothing, in terms of quality, that you can't find elsewhere.

As you said, some great patterns.
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Adolphe Menjou on quality cloth:

 

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One time I went to Anderson and Sheppard to order a dress suit. With great ceremony they brought out a bolt of cloth that they said they reserved only for their very best customers.

 

"What is so special about this bolt?" I inquired.

 

"It is the same piece of material from which His Highness, the Prince [the Duke of Windsor], recently had a dress suit made."

 

I couldn't pass up anything like that, so I ordered the suit. I will say it is the most durable dress suit I’ve ever owned. 


Edited by CrimsonSox - 11/4/13 at 11:37pm
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I'm looking to buy some fabric to have some staple chinos made up in various colours (tan, khaki, blue etc). The Holland & Sherry cotton classics book seems to have a good range in terms of colours and weights - does anyone have any experience with its quality and how it holds up?

Alternatively, anyone have any suggestions for any alternative books I should be looking at from any of the other merchants?
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Adolphe Menjou on quality cloth:
The pianist Gary Graffman told a similar story about ordering a set of tails at Hawes & Curtis. The salesman noted that Nathan Milstein had just ordered a suit from the same bolt.
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I'm looking to buy some fabric to have some staple chinos made up in various colours (tan, khaki, blue etc). ....

Alternatively, anyone have any suggestions for any alternative books I should be looking at from any of the other merchants?
I have had three Chinos made in Brisbane Moss Cotton Drill last summer and have the fabric for two more to be made. I cannot think of anything better, and my trousermaker was also impressed.

Edit: Link: http://www.styleforum.net/t/357393/neapolitan-bespoke-chinos
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Originally Posted by Dib View Post

I'm looking to buy some fabric to have some staple chinos made up in various colours (tan, khaki, blue etc). The Holland & Sherry cotton classics book seems to have a good range in terms of colours and weights - does anyone have any experience with its quality and how it holds up?

Alternatively, anyone have any suggestions for any alternative books I should be looking at from any of the other merchants?

Have a look at the Harrison Mersolair, I have made up a few pairs of cotton trousers from this book, nice stuff.
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Originally Posted by mattcritchlow View Post

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

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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

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.

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Hear hear, I have a few books myself and would be eager to participate or post what I have to someone with the know-how to take true images.

Cheers, gents.

I'll probably start a separate thread with a draft post posted here first to demonstrate what I had in mind.

Matt - would be very interested in seeing those Molloy swatches. I just sent them off an email requesting some myself. I'm interested in Pattern #0701 07

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because of its resemblance to this:

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Thread Starter 
if you're going to get B&W donegal, make sure it has some heather in it.
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