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Does anyone have experience with Standeven Glenesk? Specifically wondering about the durability, how hard wearing or delicate it is.

95% wool 5% cashmere ~11oz

Have a jacket, blue check, it is wonderful. Had it only for a couple of months though.
 

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@ZRH1 I was about to pull the trigger on that one! It stands out in a book with lots of great choices.

Decided to go with the plainer navy though in the end. As it will be my first bespoke winter sport coat, I'll probably wear it twice a week this coming winter, so wanted maximum versatility without standing out.
 

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Still having a hard time tracking down an olive covert cloth that's light enough for a suit (so like 12-14oz. Drapers has one, but it's kind of dark and greyish.

Anyone have leads to an olive covert cloth?
 

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Give us a link to the actual fabric you're considering, let us decide if we want to purchase it first, and then we'll tell you.
I second this.

As far as I know, you can only sell handmade or vintage stuff on Etsy, so I bet OP is looking at a nice, vintage bolt. :)
 

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I second this.

As far as I know, you can only sell handmade or vintage stuff on Etsy, so I bet OP is looking at a nice, vintage bolt. :)

I actually find there's a lot of junk on Etsy and eBay. For shirtings, it's generally fine if you can get a swatch. People selling jacketings and suitings, however, are less likely to give you a swatch. Sometimes you hit on something nice, but I've been burned more often than not. IMO, buying fabrics on the internet works better if the person on the other side shares your interest in clothes and can tell you more about the fabric. People on eBay and Etsy are often just jobbers.
 

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Well, it was tongue-in-cheek...

I know some members have had success buying over eBay, but I’ve only ever purchased cloth directly from a mill/dealer, a store or another member. I did buy a great set of vintage black tie shirt studs and cuff links on Etsy, as well as peccary gloves.
 

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Still having a hard time tracking down an olive covert cloth that's light enough for a suit (so like 12-14oz. Drapers has one, but it's kind of dark and greyish.

Anyone have leads to an olive covert cloth?

I'm still confused about the diff between covert and calvary twill, but I think i saw some in that weight in the H&S Dakota bunch
 

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I actually find there's a lot of junk on Etsy and eBay. For shirtings, it's generally fine if you can get a swatch. People selling jacketings and suitings, however, are less likely to give you a swatch. Sometimes you hit on something nice, but I've been burned more often than not. IMO, buying fabrics on the internet works better if the person on the other side shares your interest in clothes and can tell you more about the fabric. People on eBay and Etsy are often just jobbers.
I’ve got lucky with my Etsy and eBay cloth purchased and blind buys. Only had one dud which was funnily enough my first purchase. I wanted a midnight barathea and got black instead
 

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Don't buy madras on Etsy is a reasonable rule of thumb. I am not going to dig up my posts on my experience there, but the guy claiming to offer madras... well, he offers it, but doesn't ever ship. Etsy refunded me
 

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The bleeding stuff, yeah. I forget the guy's name, but he is either very disorganized, or takes a thrill on committing fraud $100 at a time.
 

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I'm still confused about the diff between covert and calvary twill, but I think i saw some in that weight in the H&S Dakota bunch
Cavalry twill is slicker, with very visible ribs. Traditionally used for trousers worn by horsemen, but a drier version might be made into a suit.
Covert twill (which is made into covert coats) has more of a barathea-like texture. Doesn't hold creases especially well, so works more for jackets than trousers.
 

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Well, it was tongue-in-cheek...

I know some members have had success buying over eBay, but I’ve only ever purchased cloth directly from a mill/dealer, a store or another member. I did buy a great set of vintage black tie shirt studs and cuff links on Etsy, as well as peccary gloves.

I had good experience on eBay with a few lengths of cloth, posted in this thread some time ago, the charcoal flannel had since been made into trousers, tweed is still waiting its time.

I too have fallen victim of Etsy Madras scammer, got all my money back, but it was a hassle and a disappointment. there appears however to be on Etsy one valid Madras seller - https://www.etsy.com/shop/VijayAssociates this is just a hunch so to speak, the shop seems legit, but as available patterns are not to my liking I personally have not placed an order.
 

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