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post #8161 of 11421
W/r/t the LL cloth issue, I will say that some of the cloths I've seen from them are stunning and really are unlike most of the other cloth available on the market. I'm not sure I'd want to pay a large added premium for the stuff and I struggle there a bit, but it's tempting.

It's also worth noting that if you purchase LL cloth and get it made up by Steed via their bespoke service, you get roughly 20% off their bespoke prices. If you like the house style at Steed and are willing to pay for bespoke, this could be an interesting way to go about it. I'd think that would take some of the sting out of LL pricing.
post #8162 of 11421
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

It's also worth noting that if you purchase LL cloth and get it made up by Steed via their bespoke service, you get roughly 20% off their bespoke prices. If you like the house style at Steed and are willing to pay for bespoke, this could be an interesting way to go about it. I'd think that would take some of the sting out of LL pricing.

Correct and that pretty much sealed the deal for me to indulge on both LL cloths and Steed bespoke. Who was I to pass up such a handsome deal? :^)
post #8163 of 11421
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Going to look at some Lesser 16oz stuff next week. Probably will check out the Smith Botany book as well. What is the price like on these books? About average?

If u order through ercoles they get a hookup on lesser which makes the prices almost the same
post #8164 of 11421
Really? Odd.
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anyone have experience  buying  jacketing cashmere online? -  i only know of Johnstons of Elgin and HFW

 

looking for interesting patterns and color combos in 10 - 14 oz 

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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

anyone have experience  buying  jacketing cashmere online? -  i only know of Johnstons of Elgin and HFW

 

looking for interesting patterns and color combos in 10 - 14 oz 

 

Try this guy http://stores.ebay.co.uk/BRITISH-FABRICS?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 & http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Royal-Textiles?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

post #8167 of 11421

^^^ thanks man- nice

post #8168 of 11421
Harrison's also has two interesting bunches, Millionaire and Saltire. Millionaire is quite pricey, I have no idea how dear Saltire is.

Also, for cloth buffs, I've just been playing around a bit with Scotweb's tartan designer. It's a bit basic, but good fun. Now, if Johnston's would only make this in cashmere...

post #8169 of 11421
Gents, any good sources for linen jacketings? Looking to get navy blue, brown and tan colors.
post #8170 of 11421
WBill for irish linen, cacciopolli for italian linen
post #8171 of 11421
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

Gents, any good sources for linen jacketings? Looking to get navy blue, brown and tan colors.

London Lounge linen. Pricey but very nice.
post #8172 of 11421
Mao x 2 mentioned he uses Solbiati.
post #8173 of 11421
I have used both Solbiati and W. Bill, and been happy w/ both.
post #8174 of 11421
I suspect the caccioppolI linen 3305 book is the same as the LL linen.

http://caccioppoli1920.tumblr.com/post/42348861296/spring-summer-2013-sportscoating-fabrics-in-linen#notes
post #8175 of 11421
Considering both are half width its very possible however, LL's linen prices make the choice much easier for those considering the two. I still think wbills linens are the best, the italian linen is more flowy and soft whereas the irish is quite a bit stiffer. I have both and love both.
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