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post #7726 of 10669
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

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

Suggestions? I haven't had a look at the W. Bill tweeds because i don't have access to them.
post #7727 of 10669
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

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


 

 

Trini,

 

Will do, I'm fairly certain that I have that swatch. Traveling for work at the moment, but should be able to get you a pic later this week.

 

Matt

post #7728 of 10669
Okay I've narrowed Fox's samples down to three shades, A is more yellow based, B is more orange, C is more red (the original cloth I posted a photo of earlier). Let me know what you guys think. I am leaning towards C and perhaps A as a second run if anyone is interested, but they're all great. Please voice your opinion if you are interested in being a part of this one. The weight will be 17oz for those who missed that earlier.
Tobacco Trio (Click to show)
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post #7729 of 10669
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

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

The swatch Trini posted is pretty interesting already. Do you really think it would be better with bits of red / blue / green?
post #7730 of 10669
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Okay I've narrowed Fox's samples down to three shades, A is more yellow based, B is more orange, C is more red (the original cloth I posted a photo of earlier). Let me know what you guys think. I am leaning towards C and perhaps A as a second run if anyone is interested, but they're all great. Please voice your opinion if you are interested in being a part of this one. The weight will be 17oz for those who missed that earlier.
Tobacco Trio (Click to show)
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They're all a little off-center, but I could envision C or A as a decent set of odd trousers--- to go with a sweater or midnight blazer, not a tweed.
post #7731 of 10669
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

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.

Thanks! Just ordered some swatches. Surprisingly cheap actually.....
post #7732 of 10669
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Tobacco Trio (Click to show)
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I also vote for C. I'm in for 4 meters.
post #7733 of 10669

BTW Molloy will do custom runs @ 60m if there are interested parties out there. 

 

Looking forward to the swatch thread, and would be able to post on my own books to someone with a decent camera set-up.

post #7734 of 10669
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Okay I've narrowed Fox's samples down to three shades, A is more yellow based, B is more orange, C is more red (the original cloth I posted a photo of earlier). Let me know what you guys think. I am leaning towards C and perhaps A as a second run if anyone is interested, but they're all great. Please voice your opinion if you are interested in being a part of this one. The weight will be 17oz for those who missed that earlier.
Tobacco Trio (Click to show)
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Prefer C - in for 5 m
post #7735 of 10669
tchoy, Marcodalondra - thanks for the suggestions, i will check those out!
post #7736 of 10669
An update: we've hit a bit over 60m for the brown Fresco! So it looks like it'll likely get run.

I'm in touch with HFW right now to get details, and to work with them on producing a swatch. The next steps are: 1) get a hard price quote (I won't be taking any profit, so it'll just be whatever they charge), 2) get info on production time, 3) get a swatch produced, and finally 4) get hard commitments.

Ideally, I'd like to have people pay HFW for their lengths before the fabric is actually produced, but will be in touch with people about that. Since I'm not taking any profit, I don't want to be stuck with an extra 3 or 5m if someone pulls out. But I'm happy to do what's best for everyone involved.
post #7737 of 10669
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Okay I've narrowed Fox's samples down to three shades, A is more yellow based, B is more orange, C is more red (the original cloth I posted a photo of earlier). Let me know what you guys think. I am leaning towards C and perhaps A as a second run if anyone is interested, but they're all great. Please voice your opinion if you are interested in being a part of this one. The weight will be 17oz for those who missed that earlier.
Tobacco Trio (Click to show)
2v9rzo8.jpg

C, 3m.
post #7738 of 10669
The closet shade to what I was going for is the Minnis, labeled D below. I am in talks with Fox to see if they can replicate but with depth of color in their own flannels. Minnis cannot do their shade with the flecks of color that make these heavy weight flannels so special unless we place a very large order. So our current options would be to do a run of i) the "flat" minnis tobacco flannel labeled D, ii) shade C of the fox flannel, or iii) fox's iteration of the minnis shade with some more character (waiting to hear back from them on this one)

Photo Color Key:
A - Yellow based Fox
B - Orange based Fox
C - Red based Fox
D - Tobacco Minnis
E - WBill Tobacco Linen #60154

Fox vs Minnis (Click to show)
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post #7739 of 10669
I think the color D with the twill texture of B would be pretty awesome.
post #7740 of 10669
D is easily the best of the lot.

I assume these are for flannel sportcoats? Or are you guys envisioning full tobacco brown flannel suits?
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