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Originally Posted by johanm View Post

Frontier is closer to the Lesser 9.5/10oz - both are plain weaves.

I remember the Lesser 9.5/10 having the weaves/patterns I mentioned. Am I wrong?
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Originally Posted by Mr. Pink View Post

I remember the Lesser 9.5/10 having the weaves/patterns I mentioned. Am I wrong?

You might be right, but based on my fuzzy memory of looking through the book a few years ago, I recall mostly solid plain weaves with a few stripes and nailheads. Great fabric though, I have a couple suits that have held up beautifully with regular wear over 4-5 years.
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Originally Posted by johanm View Post

You might be right, but based on my fuzzy memory of looking through the book a few years ago, I recall mostly solid plain weaves with a few stripes and nailheads. Great fabric though, I have a couple suits that have held up beautifully with regular wear over 4-5 years.

I only have two nailheads from the book, so I could be wrong. It is a great fabric. I wish they would bring it back.
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Would anyone know in which book I could find a similar shade of doeskin cashmere?

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@Slewfoot

Regarding the Marling & Evans twills, I just received some samples. They're 13 oz "undyed pure British wool." The colors seem to come from various naturally colored sheep, including Shetlands. Still not sure how they standardize the colors from that explanation.

Nice quality. Meant for jacketing I believe.

At about $30/meter that I was quoted, these are quite cheap.

Think I'm going to pick up 5 meters of this stuff... not sure which colors to pick, they're all nice


http://www.marlingandevansltd.co.uk/collections/naturals/naturals.html


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Originally Posted by slewfoot 
Are there any books out there that have some wide scale tweed twills like the ones seen below? Been pondering one for a while for either a 3-piece suit or am overcoat in dark gray.

Anyone? Despos? Bueller?

Edited by jrd617 - 3/14/14 at 7:47pm
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Top left may seem like the obvious choice but top right is very interesting.
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@mrpink do you normally email Harrison's to ask for swatches, or call?
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

@Axelman 17 what about brown?

I like tan/khaki but tend to prefer that in cotton for a summer suit. Brown or tobacco can look really good with the linen rumple



I like the height of that shirt collar but I'm wondering how comfortable is it? is it covering your adam's apple or sitting just below it?
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

@mrpink do you normally email Harrison's to ask for swatches, or call?

email or the website contact form
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post
 
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

@Axelman 17 what about brown?

I like tan/khaki but tend to prefer that in cotton for a summer suit. Brown or tobacco can look really good with the linen rumple


I like the height of that shirt collar but I'm wondering how comfortable is it? is it covering your adam's apple or sitting just below it?


Great color.  Where is this fabric from?

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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Holland and Sherry has the one on the bottom right. Has some cashmere in it though.
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Very nice jacket.

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Anyone have any advice on where to look for brown pinstripe suiting? There's one in the P&B Universal book (15 oz.) but I want to compare it to other samples.

I've looked in just about all of the Lesser and Harrison books, and the Minnis books.

Stripe needs to be white. Fabric needs to be worsted (I know Minnis has a brown chalk stripe flannel.)
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I believe the various Dugdale books have a number of brown stripes.
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Stay tuned for a definitive brown herringbone tweed showdown.

I have these swatches coming. Will take a matchup picture in natural lighting


-Abraham Moon
-Lovat x London Lounge
-Harrisons Moonbeam
-Harrisons Saltire
-Porter & Harding Glenroyal
-Porter & Harding Hartwist
-Bateman & Ogden Glenhunt

http://www.styleforum.net/t/316710/if-you-could-only-have-one-brown-tweedish-sport-coat/50_50#post_6999301

Please do. Looking forward to this.
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Thinking about getting the Minnis 520 fresco for an my odd navy jacket, but the swatch looks rather blue with a slight grey tint. Does it come out darker  and less grey when made up?

 

Also, what is the difference between the fresco 1 and fresco 2 collection? (looks the same to me)

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