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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    I like the shoulder line and drape / chest on the Rubinacci. Also like the buttoning point.

    The collar doesn't fit well and I don't like the waist. I think it's a little - a very little - long but I might be wrong.
     
  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to solicit feedback on this list of internet UK tweed sources. What have I missed or categorized improperly?



    Small Batch Weavers

    ○ Ardalandish
    ○ Butt of Lewis


    Tweed Mills
    ○ Abraham Moon
    ○ Anthony Haines
    ○ Breanish (stock not viewable online)
    ○ Glenlyon
    ○ Glenhunt
    ○ Haggart's
    ○ Islay
    ○ Lovat (also check out the exclusive cloth Lovat produces for the London Lounge Cloth Club)
    ○ Fox Brothers
    ○ Johnstons of Elgin
    ○ Marling & Evans
    ○ Marton Mills
    ○ Molloy & Sons
    ○ Reid & Taylor
    ○ Kynoch 1788​
    ○ Robert Noble


    Tweed Merchants

    ○ Bateman and Ogden - "Glenhunt" line
    ○ Dugdale - "Caldonaire," "Saxony," and "Sporting Tweed" lines
    ○ Hardy Minnis - "Alsport" and "Harris Tweed," "Lambswool" and "Worsted Alsport" lines
    ○ Harrisons of Edinburgh group
    ○ Harrisons - "Moonbeam" and "Saltire" lines - both very soft
    ○ Porter & Harding - "Harris Tweed," "Hartwist," "Glorious Twelfth," "Glenroyal" and "Thornproof" lines
    ○ W. Bill (THE tweed specialist, acquired by Harrisons in 2014)​
    ○ Holland & Sherry
    ○ Hunter's of Brora
    ○ Magee of Donegal
    ○ Scabal - "Shetland," "Donegal," "Noble Tweed, " "Loch Fyne"
    ○ Kevin and Howlin

    Online MTM w/ Cloth Galleries

    ○ Bespoke Mears
    ○Swatch Galleries: Anthony Haines, Bateman & Ogden, Fox Bros, Glenlyon, Hardy Minnis, Holland & Sherry, Islay, James Crowther, Johnstons, Lovat, Marton Mills, Porter & Harding​
    ○ Bookster - bankrupt, gallery still available
    ○ Swatch Galleries: Anthony Haines, Bateman & Ogden, Fox Bros, Glenlyon, Hardy Minnis, Holland & Sherry, Islay, James Crowther, Johnstons, Lovat, Marton Mills, Porter & Harding​
    ○ Highland Tweeds
    ○ Swatch Galleries: Harrisons, Haggarts, Lovat, Marton Mills​
    ○ In Tweed
    ○ Swatch Galleries: Bateman & Ogden, Glenlyon, Hardy Minnis, Johnstons, Lovat, Molloy & Sons​
    ○ Tweed Addict
    ○ Swatch Galleries: Harrisons, Lovat, Porter & Harding​



    Other Online Shops

    ○ Harris Tweed Hebrides
    ○ Harris Tweed Online
    ○ John Molloy
    ○ Fabric Corner UK (eBay)
    ○ Quality English Fabric (eBay)
     
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  3. poorsod

    poorsod Well-Known Member

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  4. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Well-Known Member

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  5. bamboo

    bamboo Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Anybody has an experience with fabrics from this company? I found this cloth attractive.

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  6. mactire

    mactire Well-Known Member

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    For the love of Christ do not leave the above in the august company of mills that weave and make product, at best leave it a long way Nth in a list of merchants.
     
  7. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    LL isn't a mill, just a distributor
     
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  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    For the love of Christ, of course LL is not a mill. :D

    It was tabbed underneath Lovat because Lovat makes all of the LL cloth. And Lovat handles all fulfilment/shipping directly from the premises of the mill. If you've ever bought from LL, you know that you have to order from Kerry at Lovat.

    Made a minor formatting change for LL just now to clear up any lingering confusion you might have.

    Any other additions?





     
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  9. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    Are lovat prices normally that high? Or is it just the LL 'premium'
     
  10. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Lovat stock supported stuff is much cheaper. ~65 sterling / meter

    Lovat for LL is usually about 100 sterling/meter

    Look on InTweed and the other cloth galleries
     
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  11. RogerC

    RogerC Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever used Lovat's Bard book?
     
  12. sprout2

    sprout2 Well-Known Member

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    Selling some LL linen jacketing see sig
     
  13. mactire

    mactire Well-Known Member

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    Cloth from Naples and Rome.

    Bassetti

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    Cloth from Drapers, Barbera, Canonico etc.

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    Also in their shirtings section Liberty prints as well as linen and stuff from Bonfanti, Albini et al.


    Linen stripes and a glen check from Esposito in Naples and one violet oxford from Teca Tessutti who have Riva, Romentino etc. in Rome

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    Some ties from Cappelli

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    Alberta Gloves on the way to Bassetti

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    Madam Alberta in her wonderful shop

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  14. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to purchase cloth directly from the dugdalebros website? It keeps saying trade only and that they won't respond to enquiries otherwise? Is there another way to get ahold of cloth, or if I order in sufficient amounts would they respond?
     
  15. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    I believe Dugdale Bros has a online shop. I am also aware that 'huddersfield' website does stock some dugdale range.
     
  16. BigRock

    BigRock Well-Known Member

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    For individual customer, all you need is to pay them first.
     
  17. Maccimus

    Maccimus Well-Known Member

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    Did you register on their online shop?
     
  18. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    Oh I see. I understand now. I was confused because they demand either a student ID or a company ID that they will need verifications and so on, I suppose I'll just pick company and not fill it in or something.
     
  19. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    I think it is the best to send them an email and wait for them to mail the invoice to you.

    alternatively, call them and made the payment via the phone. I used the phone method all the time.
     
  20. lysandar

    lysandar Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff, I wish I had known about these places when I visited Rome last year. If you have any more recommendations for similar shops in Paris and/or Rome, I'd be grateful if you could share them.

    Also, did you ever get an answer to your queries regarding Gorina? I noticed a fair number of Gorina bolts in Lafayette Saltiel here in Paris, but have been unable to unearth further details on the status of the firm.
     

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