Difference between haircloth and hymo?

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  1. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

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    Difference between haircloth and hymo

    There is an item called "Hair cloth" under the "canvas" heading (item T15-R)
    http://www.bblackandsons.com/store/canvas.html

    and there are "Hymo" (which contain goat hair)
    http://www.bblackandsons.com/store/hymo.html

    the premade fronts are made from hymo
    http://www.bblackandsons.com/store/fronts.html


    Can someone explain the difference between haircloth and hymo? What is the difference in their function?

    I will be travelling to Asia this summer and as many places do not have good canvas, I was planning to take my own. Should I buy the hair cloth or the hymo? Does anyone know how much for a 44" suit? Any opinions on the premade "fronts".

    As always, your comments are much appreciated.

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    Edit: I found this thread that I thought had been lost:
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...highlight=hymo

    However, should I buy haircloth or hymo for tailoring adventures.
     
  2. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    Hymo, canvas, and hairvas generally refer to the same thing, a medium-weight canvas used in the construction of coat (jacket) fronts.

    Hair cloth is a much stiffer type of canvas whose weft is made from the manes of horses. It is placed, in a semi-bias direction, on the upper section of the canvas to keep the chest and shoulder firm as well as to control the crease of the revers.

    Some tailors substitute a second layer of canvas in this area rather than using the haircloth.
     

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