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Moxon

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by etkl, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. etkl

    etkl Senior member

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    I've had very good results using Moxon cloth for both a suit and a sport coat, yet I've read very little from others regarding their experiences with these fabrics. Has anyone else made up any Moxon cloth?
     
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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not sure they still exist as a woolen merchant. I have a couple pieces but they may be 10 years old. I believe they were bought by a company in India several years ago.
     
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    The mill is still in operation in Huddersfield. In fact, I think it may be the oldest English mill in operation. The same company owns Hield. Spano used a lot of it and a few places in NYC do as well. It's very expensive but in my opinion, its Golden Bale flannel is at least as nice as Lessers was when it was making it and Moxon's cashmere jacketing is nice as any. I have a few pieces of 13 oz 180's woollen flannel that seem incredible but I have yet to make them up.
     
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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The pieces I have are from Spano when he left Bergdorf for Saks. One is a navy pinstripe and the cloth is a wool and linen blend. Really great cloth. I may make a second suit in the same cloth in a different style.

    Don't know how or where to buy Moxon and don't know anyone who distributes the cloth in the US.
     
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    Isn't Hield owned by Scabal?
     
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    As far as I know, no one represents them in the US. I contacted the mill directly but the prices quoted were off the charts. I content myself with the occasional piece I can get from an English jobber or even TipTop. BTW, one of its cashmeres is currently on ebay UK at 85 poiunds per metre Buy It Now. Correction: I have three suits and a jacket from the cloth. I'm watching the Yankee game as I type this.
     
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    I don't believe so. Scabal owns Wain Shiell and the Bower Roebuck mill.
     
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    Yeah, I've read these and even spoken to Pasha. The image is gross but the cloth is very good. But not good enough to pay the sticker price.
     
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    Yes, you're right - I was thinking of Wain Shiell
     
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    Funny, the Moxon listed on ebay UK suddenly has disappeared. I guess someone is reading this. BTW, there is Martins Sons for Brioni cashmere still listed by the same seller, Royaltex. Martins, which exists now in name only, was one of the best mills around.
     
  11. Xenon

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    That's sounds like a great cloth, suitable for suits, or just jackets?

    Can you compare to Dormeuil's 180s Ambassador, or LP Wish 170. I have a fondness for LP Wish and always like to discover new cloths.

    Any photos of the patterns?

    It's a shame this thread, or others like it get so few responses. For a forum dedicated to men's clothing, the level of knowledge and experience on fine cloths is disappointing to say the least.

    Archives doesn't bring up much either does it.
     
  12. etkl

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    I am not familiar with the Dormeuil or LP cloths. The Moxon pieces I have are navy blue, charcoal with a blue chalkstripe and a navy with a burgundy chalkstripe. The quality that distinquishes them from other supers it that they have body and don't sem to be fragile in the least. Again, I haven't made them up yet. But I have made up Moxon"s GB flannel and it is great.
     
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    I'm sure the cloth is great, but the notion of a 13oz. Super 180s woollen flannel sounds quite incongruous.

    Xenon - there have been dozens upon dozens of posts debating the merits of Lesser, Harrisons, Dugdale etc. etc. Moxon is a somewhat obscure and very expensive mill that, by their own admission, doesn't cater to bespoke enthusiasts in the U.S. Hardly surprising that you don't find very many responses.
     
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    It's not so much incongruous as it is unusual. I think the reason there aren't very many supers heavier than 300 grams is that they are so expensive to produce. The Moxon cloth is very dense with a very smooth hand.
     

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