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Looks nice. Khaki/ light browns and olive would work for pants. Navy too (and I don't care about SF's aversion to navy pants).
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That rust is nice, what is that?

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That rust is nice, what is that?

If I am not mistaken it is from one of the ebay shops that were previously presented in this thread - I liked this one too.
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Also whats peoples opinion to using a velour type fabric for a cashmere blazer, do people favour a twill or other weave? From johstons of elgin in scotland 

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Both look very nice for a traditional winter cashmere club blazer.
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Would like Some clarification from the floor. How wide are single looms and how wide are double looms? Thanks
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What are peoples opinions of this fabric, 100% cashmere, but what do you think of the design? What trousers would you pair it with?
Any shade of grey, and a lot of things in the khaki family.
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Thread Starter 
Double (standard) is 150 cm or 60". Single is typically half that, or slightly more. This is for suitings/jacketings etc., not shirtings.
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Also whats peoples opinion to using a velour type fabric for a cashmere blazer, do people favour a twill or other weave? From johstons of elgin in scotland 

 

 

Be aware that if the cloth has a velour finish as you put it i.e. a nap then it is a one-way cloth.  One-way cloth such as moleskine, doeskin, corduroy, velvet etc. must be cut in one direction so that the nap all points in the one direction when made up.  If this is not done then the cloth will look as if it is different shades when made up.

 

You;ll need to buy extra meterage to allow for this.

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Genuine cashmere  is an expensive raw material and often counterfeited by substituting cheaper wool, although the goods are labelled as 100 % cashmere.  

Alternatively, clothing containing only a small proportion of cashmere wool is mixed with wool from other animals and labelled as cashmere without detailed declaration. :teach:

 

Can't speak to this particular example, which may be genuine, but I'd be inclined to go with a reputable manufacturer-  one of the Scottish cashmere club members like Johnstons, Lockie, Lochcarron etc

 

 

 

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What are peoples opinions of this fabric, 100% cashmere, but what do you think of the design? What trousers would you pair it with?

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Don't confuse the weavers with the knitters. I think Johnstons might do woven cashmere, but the others don't. The looms are entirely different.
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You are right on both counts. While Johnson's is a major weaver of Scottish cashmere fabric, the others are not weavers at all.
post #8414 of 11488
I'm looking for cloth for a gray odd jacket, with a weight of around 300 - 350 grams. I'm interested in something like these below.

John Goldberger (taken from hodinkee.com):



Franco Minucci (taken from unbelragazzo' Pitti thread):



Any ideas? I saw some lovely Breanish Tweed several pages back, but after reading the comments mentioning the difficulty of tailoring it up, I think I will give it a pass for now.
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Harrison's Moonbeam? On the soft end of choices.
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