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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


Ah! Thanks! It does look nicer there--very summery. Yet another example of the difficulty of using swatches...

Well now I'm just conflicted frown.gif

You can always stop by to see the made-up jacket in person before you make a decision on your commission

post #9917 of 9930
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

You can always stop by to see the made-up jacket in person before you make a decision on your commission

Thank you--I may have to take you up on that.
post #9918 of 9930
Does holland and sherry only sell to those in the trade?
post #9919 of 9930
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Does holland and sherry only sell to those in the trade?

Yep but let me know if you need anything specifically.
post #9920 of 9930
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Originally Posted by Maccimus View Post

Not onlne but in their clearance emails..

I signed up for an account, I hope that's what you mean.
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Originally Posted by mactire View Post

Marton Mills is another one for blazer or regatta stripes as they're called.

Thanks. It seems they don't have anything like that right now but the custom ordering sounds interesting.

Would anybody else also be interested in buying some meters of a fabric similar to this? I would also go with different colors, let's say olive green and grey.

post #9921 of 9930

I am really keen to know when you intend to wear this.

 

No hate

post #9922 of 9930
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

I am really keen to know when you intend to wear this.

 

No hate


That kind of thing is equally appropriate in all situations, n'est pas? :)

post #9923 of 9930
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post


My own experience is that - especially for dark colors - the made-up suit looks (feels?) lighter in color and more vibrant in color than the small swatch.  

Vibrant makes a lot of sense to me. I think we've all seen instances where a swatch looks interesting but a whole garment in the same pattern is a bit too much.

I'm intrigued by lighter. Guess I'll have to try that out.

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

along with how the light reflects on a larger piece of cloth.

Shouldn't reflection be the same, assuming we're talking about a matte / not distinctly shiny cloth?
post #9924 of 9930
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Originally Posted by hirschlederne View Post


Would anybody else also be interested in buying some meters of a fabric similar to this? I would also go with different colors, let's say olive green and grey.

If you're going to do regatta stripes (and by that I mean if we can't possibly talk you out of it), I think it really does need a blue base. It would be a complete disaster in grey or an earthtone.
post #9925 of 9930

This isn't the most compelling demonstration but I think it may work.   Focus really well on the small blue rectangle for a few seconds.  Then scroll down and look at the large rectangle.   You can go back and focus on the small one and then look at the large one.  Do you feel that the larger rectangle is a tad lighter and brighter?   

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #9926 of 9930

I think the effect is drastically intensified here by the fact that the ground is white.

post #9927 of 9930
The reason the larger square is brighter is actually slightly different to why made up garments look brighter than swatches, although both are caused by the fact that we see colour relatively rather than absolutely.

The small square obviously looks darker because it is overwhelmingly surrounded by white, creating a stark contrast. On my screen, the centre of the large square is actually significantly lighter than its edges.

In the case of a 3D garment, light catches any 3D object at multiple angles, creating multiple contrasting shades of colour. That contrast exaggerates the lightest parts; and your eyes naturally pick out the lighter areas (because it is difficult to see dark things), giving the overall impression that the cloth is lighter.
post #9928 of 9930
That's very true but it doesn't negate the fact that what is happening with the squares here (the way the eye calibrates contrast and color) is also happening with dark color swatches. In real life, a small dark color swatch is also surrounded, not by pure white, but by much lighter colors and lit elements. It leads to a similar (although less obvious) optical illusion. The larger suit takes a lot more of our scope of vision and is therefore less surrounded by a lighter colored environment.

That's my theory at least wink.gif
post #9929 of 9930
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Originally Posted by Loathing View Post

The reason the larger square is brighter is actually slightly different to why made up garments look brighter than swatches, although both are caused by the fact that we see colour relatively rather than absolutely.

The small square obviously looks darker because it is overwhelmingly surrounded by white, creating a stark contrast. On my screen, the centre of the large square is actually significantly lighter than its edges.

In the case of a 3D garment, light catches any 3D object at multiple angles, creating multiple contrasting shades of colour. That contrast exaggerates the lightest parts; and your eyes naturally pick out the lighter areas (because it is difficult to see dark things), giving the overall impression that the cloth is lighter.

That makes a lot of sense.

And knowing is half the battle.
post #9930 of 9930
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Got my Moon herringbone tweed in choc brown today. Shetland wool. What a bargain at 2.5 meters for $75 shipped USA!

Highly recommended.

They have lots of awesome jacketing.

http://www.moons.co.uk/apparel/jacketing/

They say that they don't sell to individuals?
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