I can believe that. I've not seen R&T cloth like that since the early 90's and it may have been old stock then. When I first started getting clothes made in the late 80's R&T was the cloth all the tailors raved about, well, here in the north of England, Lessers never got a mention. Sadly, I never indulged, as at that time I thought it had an old fashioned look to it, especially the twist suitings. You have to use it to make a coat, a tie would be a waste. What weight is it, 18oz?