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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Bespoke DJP

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Thank you. I was hoping they had something heavier in that book.

Dear @ruvort,

Today I checked few fabrics from the - above-posted by Despos - updated Drapers suiting flannels' bunch; a nice variety and a lot of interesting choices (one vote for the PoW).

I can assure you that this is one of the heavier Italian flannel suiting fabrics of this quality/price range. Should you wish a heavier weight, you have to look westbound (from Italy); English flannels (I am sure that you do know the brands) may accommodate you.

Best,

Dimitris
 

Marshak

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Thank you. I was hoping they had something heavier in that book.
Look at Hardy Minnis flannel. Decent weight of 430gr/m. Taylor and Lodge has a small selection of a very nice worsted flannel. Same weight.
 

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Taylor and Lodge has a small selection of a very nice worsted flannel. Same weight.
Taylor and Lodge only has a few colors on their site and sometimes a few more in the outlet, but AFAIK all of their current 14oz "2080" flannels are available through Dugdale's "Flannel Collection" book (someone correct me if I am wrong). It's by far my favorite fall/winter fabric: my default suit is in the mid-gray 2080/2 shade, and my goes-with-everything trousers in some light gray / tan color, which unfortunately they don't seem to have anymore. Warm and cozy in the winter and pretty soft even, like a woolen, but I'm also not afraid to wear it hard the way I might with a squishier woolen flannel. My tailor took a look at it and went "Eh...it's okay...not great but okay" though, so take my less-knowledgeable opinion with a grain of salt...
 

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Anyone have experience with Holland and Sherry's target bunch? I spent some time looking at their website and this fabric looks really cool:


I'm thinking something single breasted with patch pockets.
 

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Anyone have experience with Holland and Sherry's target bunch? I spent some time looking at their website and this fabric looks really cool:


I'm thinking something single breasted with patch pockets.

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Hmm, I always associated pattern/texture with the formality of a fabric. Maybe I'd have to see it in person.
 

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Hmm, I always associated pattern/texture with the formality of a fabric. Maybe I'd have to see it in person.
The smoother the finish the dressier the cloth.
Pattern and texture make a cloth less formal and or more casual.

Birdseye is a classic suiting but regardless of the surface interest and pattern, patch pockets would not be appropriate.
 

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My thinking was that the birdseye texture would give it a more informal look.
 

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Could work, pretty formal color though 🤔

This NMWA x SC suit in Brown Nailhead seems to work w/ patch pockets:

 

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Could work, pretty formal color though 🤔

This NMWA x SC suit in Brown Nailhead seems to work w/ patch pockets:

That isn’t nailhead or Birdseye cloth.
Regardless, doesn’t look right with patch pockets in my subjective opinion.
 

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May i ask the members experiences about Gorina's flannels or others manufacters ? I was always customer of Fox Flannels , but today i contacted them an the price semms almost 3 times above that what i paid last year and i am not positive to pay 165 pounds per meter for trousers. Thanks.
 

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May i ask the members experiences about Gorina's flannels or others manufacters ? I was always customer of Fox Flannels , but today i contacted them an the price semms almost 3 times above that what i paid last year and i am not positive to pay 165 pounds per meter for trousers. Thanks.
I have used Gorina flannels in plain colours at the 500 g weight, and been very happy with them. Some pleasant melange appearance, not fragile, and good value for money. They also make good workhorse worsteds.
 

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