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post #7741 of 12540
I'm only looking for odd trousers, but I'm sure it could work as a jacket as well
post #7742 of 12540
I would have a 3 peice made up but only occasionally use it as such - more likely use the components separately. I love flannel and live in a very cold place and am looking to expand beyond the usual suspects of grey and blue and POW. Some of the LL are nice but pricey.

BTW - I presume the pricing is somewhat more competitive than LL.
post #7743 of 12540
Definitely, I'm with you on LL's pricing premium. This is a community project and I won't be charging or including anything on top of what the mill charges. The cost is estimated to be between 25-35 pounds/meter which is a third of LL's prices
post #7744 of 12540
I plan to get enough to make a pair of trousers and a suit that can be worn as separates.
post #7745 of 12540
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Definitely, I'm with you on LL's pricing premium. This is a community project and I won't be charging or including anything on top of what the mill charges. The cost is estimated to be between 25-35 pounds/meter which is a third of LL's prices

Very fair price - you can put me down for a trouser length!
post #7746 of 12540
C is nice. I might need 3.5m for a 3-piece.
post #7747 of 12540
Yup - great price (sounds like the wholesale price which would be right given bulk buy).
post #7748 of 12540
For that price, no brainer (even though I would probably have to pay VAT). I'll chip in, will communicate definitive length later (still doubting on whether to go for odd trousers only or for "universal" informal autumn suit: 3piece plus extra trousers.
post #7749 of 12540
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

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.

Many thanks my good man.

I'm looking forward to the updates and I'm pretty sure we won't mind, at least I won't, if you took some profit for the trouble. nod[1].gif
post #7750 of 12540
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Definitely, I'm with you on LL's pricing premium. This is a community project and I won't be charging or including anything on top of what the mill charges. The cost is estimated to be between 25-35 pounds/meter which is a third of LL's prices

I would be in for a pair of pants as well.
post #7751 of 12540
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

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.

I am curious what kind of price point will something like this run? 

post #7752 of 12540
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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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D is perhaps a little too normal for what I was thinking-- better in that direction would be the donkey color that Alden had made up in a small quantity. I wish I'd bit on that. Still, either D or C would be worth 2.5m at least, if you're tallying interest before proceeding.
post #7753 of 12540

I would like 3 metres of the C iteration.

post #7754 of 12540
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post


D is perhaps a little too normal for what I was thinking-- better in that direction would be the donkey color that Alden had made up in a small quantity. I wish I'd bit on that. Still, either D or C would be worth 2.5m at least, if you're tallying interest before proceeding.

I'd also be interested in either D or C...4m.  Thanks for setting this up Slickman

post #7755 of 12540
I agree, D is the best one. I would using this for a suit, likely double breasted.
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