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Custom Navy Houndstooth Fresco & Brown Silk/ Linen Summer Tweed

Discussion in '2011-2017 Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Mar 1, 2016.

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  1. dan'l

    dan'l Well-Known Member

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    @dieworkwear Perhaps a silly question, but I was wondering how you got fabric swatches, if the the custom run has not been made yet? Or did the mill set up their machine and yarns and only produce a yard or so of fabric? Even if that were the case, how come the swatches you have (i.e. the fresco) is so small?

    Just genuinely curious on the process, that's all.
     
  2. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how swatches are made, or if the process is the same for every custom swatch order. I do know that some are piece dyed in a bucket, depending on the project at hand.

    The Fresco here actually hasn't been put through any finishing process, although that doesn't matter for photo representations. In person, it doesn't have the same hand as regular Fresco since getting that finishing on such a small piece wasn't possible. On a full run, the houndstooh Fresco will feel like Minnis' usual solid-colored Frescos.
     
  3. RogerC

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    That would be 2.5m, by the way.
     
  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Roger. Just send you a message via PM with all the payment details.
     
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    sacafotos Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this a redundant question, but how is the hand feel of the silk-linen? Is it like a canvas, crispy with a body to it, or is it more pliable like a hemp-wool?
     
  6. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what you mean by pliable. If you mean whether it has the natural stretch of animal hair, like you find in wool, then no. It's not as stiff as cotton canvas however (although, I've only seen cotton canvases in a tight weave, which might explain the lack of stretch).

    It's basically a loosely woven linen, with a bit of silk built in to give the fabric strength. Crisp and dry would be good descriptions of the hand.

    I would say it's more pliable than W. Bill's linens. Maybe something like Brisbane Moss' linens, but not as loosely woven as some of those options (some of those are really porous, from memory). It also has more body than Brisbane Moss linens, but again -- I'm going off memory.

    I would maybe compare it to Solbiati's linens, but this has a lot more slubby texture and doesn't have the sheen.
     
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  7. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    Here's an another example of a similar navy houndstooth in the wild.


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  8. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Just a friendly reminder that I'm closing orders this Friday. If you're interested in ordering, please contact me soon.
     
  9. dan'l

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    I'm in for 2.0m of the summer tweed and sent you a PM yesterday.

    Thanks again for organizing the custom run!
     
  10. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, dan'l. Just replied.
     
  11. ATWright

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    Anyone with some of the summer tweed they don't intend to use? I found this far too late and now can't stop thinking about it.
     
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