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we're having one sample made in Navy for now, we'll send that to one of you or maybe we can even "rotate it", from one to another. What you think?
I am unsure how the rotating would work, may not be the best for shipping costs and shipping times with everything going on still. Could be something to do in the future, however
 

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we're having one sample made in Navy for now, we'll send that to one of you or maybe we can even "rotate it", from one to another. What you think?
I think 'rotating it' in a Covid world might present some difficulties.
 

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I think 'rotating it' in a Covid world might present some difficulties.
yeah wouldn't be ideal at all. By early next week the first sample should come in! We'll let you know. In the meantime... @Cheshire symposium what's your friend's distillery? Might be actually interesting
 

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Are we really doing a whisky GMTO? For some reason I am more excited than I'd like to admit
Whiskey update. I have checked with my mate. He actually produces his own brand whiskey through a 3rd party Scottish distillery, as opposed to owning a distillery himself! I asked him to let me know the distillery he uses, and he wouldn’t say. He noted that it’s a pretty difficult thing to do, and he spent ages finding a distillery that would work with him. It sounded to me like the whiskey industry is a bit of a closed shop and is difficult to break in. He suggested that AOL ring around the various distilleries and pitch the concept. Sounds quite time consuming and a possibility fruitless exercise in my view though.
 

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Whiskey update. I have checked with my mate. He actually produces his own brand whiskey through a 3rd party Scottish distillery, as opposed to owning a distillery himself! I asked him to let me know the distillery he uses, and he wouldn’t say. He noted that it’s a pretty difficult thing to do, and he spent ages finding a distillery that would work with him. It sounded to me like the whiskey industry is a bit of a closed shop and is difficult to break in. He suggested that AOL ring around the various distilleries and pitch the concept. Sounds quite time consuming and a possibility fruitless exercise in my view though.
On to the Gin! lol
 

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@OrlandoMo question, have you thought about using Alpaca for the scarves? Or maybe an Alpaca/Cashmere Blend?
 

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thought about Alpaca for our collection, we were in touch with some suppliers in South America
I personally have never tried Alpaca items, but heard they are really nice and warm as well so figured that blended with Cashmere may be the perfect combo
 

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I personally have never tried Alpaca items, but heard they are really nice and warm as well so figured that blended with Cashmere may be the perfect combo
+1 I actually won't buy 100% cashmere which is already market saturated and most of us probably have tons already. Alpaca would make it much more durable and just as warm.
 

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A few days ago, I was presented with an opportunity to handle a sample of the proposed KW-01, which I sincerely obliged. It arrived in an appropriately sized AOL green presentation box; which looks superb. It's a really nice shape, especially if you are getting this for a Christmas present. I could easily see the scarf as an ideal gift, and would fit under any appropriately adored Christmas tree, if you are into that kind of stuff! My initial impression of the scarf was that you can tell that it has come from a Scottish Mill; it’s simultaneously both luxurious and hardy at the same time. It's quite different from Italian cashmere, which is pure soft and buttery but unlikely to survive the winter. Construction (100% cashmere); the weave seems to be lovely and dense, ideal for winter. It looks and feels well made, although I would expect that from a Scottish producer (best in the world in my view). Finishing; the scarf appears to have a slight brushed effect, almost akin to the ‘ripple effect’ that you get on Begg scarves. It looks really nice and works well, adding to the level of detail and complexity. Although I wouldn't say that it blew me away, it was very nice. The edges are perfectly straight, and have a slight wispy finish which is well done.The tassels are finished nicely, and are the right length for this size of scarf (it was an oversized version). The navy colour is wonderfully rich and is woven with a lighter blue, and subtly changes in different lighting conditions. I can imagine the colour being popular. Overall, I am struggling to find a major flaw or weakness, perhaps the brushed finish could be further enhanced, but its relatively minor. It reminds me of this … https://www.beggxco.com/mens-solid-oversized-cashmere-scarf-navy.html If you like the Begg scarf, you should defiantly consider picking up the AOL KW-01. I haven’t ‘road tested’ the scarf, as AOL wanted it back and I didn’t want to get it wet or dirty, so my impression is based solely on handling it in person. But, it's really lovely.
 

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A few days ago, I was presented with an opportunity to handle a sample of the proposed KW-01, which I sincerely obliged. It arrived in an appropriately sized AOL green presentation box; which looks superb. It's a really nice shape, especially if you are getting this for a Christmas present. I could easily see the scarf as an ideal gift, and would fit under any appropriately adored Christmas tree, if you are into that kind of stuff! My initial impression of the scarf was that you can tell that it has come from a Scottish Mill; it’s simultaneously both luxurious and hardy at the same time. It's quite different from Italian cashmere, which is pure soft and buttery but unlikely to survive the winter. Construction (100% cashmere); the weave seems to be lovely and dense, ideal for winter. It looks and feels well made, although I would expect that from a Scottish producer (best in the world in my view). Finishing; the scarf appears to have a slight brushed effect, almost akin to the ‘ripple effect’ that you get on Begg scarves. It looks really nice and works well, adding to the level of detail and complexity. Although I wouldn't say that it blew me away, it was very nice. The edges are perfectly straight, and have a slight wispy finish which is well done.The tassels are finished nicely, and are the right length for this size of scarf (it was an oversized version). The navy colour is wonderfully rich and is woven with a lighter blue, and subtly changes in different lighting conditions. I can imagine the colour being popular. Overall, I am struggling to find a major flaw or weakness, perhaps the brushed finish could be further enhanced, but its relatively minor. It reminds me of this … https://www.beggxco.com/mens-solid-oversized-cashmere-scarf-navy.html If you like the Begg scarf, you should defiantly consider picking up the AOL KW-01. I haven’t ‘road tested’ the scarf, as AOL wanted it back and I didn’t want to get it wet or dirty, so my impression is based solely on handling it in person. But, it's really lovely.
Thanks for the post! Didn't you / weren't you allowed to take pictures, or aren't you allowed to post them? I guess the colour will be hard to see from pics alone from what you tell.

Do we have anything regarding the choice of colours? Will it only be solid colours, will it only be navy, or what is the plan?

PS: everytime I see you post something new I hope for some whisky GMTO. I don't think you can undo it now
 

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