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Does anyone happen to have 2m of the London Lounge 30s Esquire Shetland that was made some years ago? I'm trying to track down some of the fabric for a sport coat. The fabric is blue with a grey cast, as seen here:

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Speaking of Madras, I am interested to see members sharing experience with geniunne bleeding ones. I never had opportunity to touch one in person. There are a few patchwork RL and BB stuff I came across in the past but they all feel indifferently from the pieces I got from Taobao (which claimed to be "imported from Japan", and do fade after wash).
I have a few trousers made from bleeding madras but they're in storage. I have this very old Brooks Brothers shirt that I love. It’s gotta be at least 40 years old.
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Does anyone happen to have 2m of the London Lounge 30s Esquire Shetland that was made some years ago? I'm trying to track down some of the fabric for a sport coat. The fabric is blue with a grey cast, as seen here:

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I’m quite sure that’s still available from the mill, isn’t it? At least it was some months ago - I have contemplater buying a length myself.
 

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I’m quite sure that’s still available from the mill, isn’t it? At least it was some months ago - I have contemplater buying a length myself.

Micahel said he's checking for me, so fingers crossed. I haven't checked with the mill directly since it's a London Lounge cloth and I figured it would be more appropriate to go through Michael.

I saw it on Nicholas Templeman last year and really like it. Just a terrific color.
 

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40 year old shirt! Man, you’re an old timer,
Damn it, Despos!
I didn’t say I bought it originally. In fact I found in at the Train Night Market in Bangkok about 7 years ago.
I found this one last month at Chatuchak Market. It’s not as old but it was made in India and it’s got that great faded look. It may be genuine bleeding madras.
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Somebody please talk me out of ordering Fresco 3-ply for my summer wedding registration in daytime in tropical Hong Kong...

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I’m contemplating about Fresco 3-ply (weighing 14-15oz / 435-465g) for the sake of a painstakingly sharp crease and some great drape. I’m currently on the verge of getting the light grey one, to be made into a 4 on 1 DB suit.

But the challenge is: It will likely be in July / August (when the temperature is 30+ 'C / 90+ ‘F). I plan to hold the registration in a seaside church (so air-conditioned indoors, but scorching outdoors - there will still be certain outdoors elements like welcoming the guests and photo-taking). To exacerbate things, I run hot.

Planning to make it quarter-lined, with lighter canvas and minimal shoulder-padding to both mitigate the heat and allow a not-so-structured look, though.

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Would like to hear your thoughts.

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Does anyone happen to have 2m of the London Lounge 30s Esquire Shetland that was made some years ago? I'm trying to track down some of the fabric for a sport coat. The fabric is blue with a grey cast, as seen here:

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Derek, I know a guy on the US West Coast. I've been trying to pry 2.5m length off him but he hasn't budged. You might have better luck .... PM me if you're very keen

Alan
 

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Ended up commissioning the darker swatch for a DB ulster overcoat

I preferred the darker of the two as well, seems to be the general consensus. Who's making the coat?

That book skews relentlessly dark online. I am waiting for AIT's Rose Period
Even in person, some of the darker stuff seems to almost absorb light. Total lack of sheen, but I think that's partly what draws me to it. Give me texture, and prevent me from choosing flashy cloths, they're onto a winning formula.
 

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I find it encouraging that all you cloth orderers think there will still be a tailoring industry by the time that cloth arrives. Only 25% joking.

barring deaths, I would think that smaller independent producers are probably pretty well set to weather a storm, I can't imagine they have a ton of overhead (i.e. Steed and Frank Shattucks of the world). Larger factory production will definitely take a sizeable hit (i.e. the Dayang/Trands type groups)

I'm sure fabric production itself will wind up grinding to a halt as non-essential factories feel the brunt of lockdowns. Although it seems like the UK is trying to hedge its lockdowns to avoid a complete economic shutdown
 

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