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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Concordia

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Another thing to explore, if you can-- LL gets some really wonderfully complex weaves done. No idea if that is one objective spec that can be compared to (>=) their garden-variety Ettrick, but see what they can offer in terms of quality.
 

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Another thing to explore, if you can-- LL gets some really wonderfully complex weaves done. No idea if that is one objective spec that can be compared to (>=) their garden-variety Ettrick, but see what they can offer in terms of quality.
It's funny, I've reached out to Michael from London Lounge. I was trying to learn more about their cloth names/weaves on the London Lounge website. It seems to be rather exclusive.

The Ettrick is one of my favorite weaves. Just not a fan of the stock drab color.
 

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You can join LL. But Michael likes to have secrecy for his recipe book.
 

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You can join LL. But Michael likes to have secrecy for his recipe book.
I have joined. I'm certainly not looking to steal any ideas. It would just be interesting to see some descriptions of the cloth. Weight/Worsted/Flannel etc.

They have interesting names: "Wabi Sabi, etc." Difficult to decipher for new members.'

Not sure how to go about ordering. He said to "contact the mill"

I was very much interested in a reverse chalk stripe grey cloth. Absolutely beautiful and difficult to find.
 

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There is a post where he lists some series that have bits left. Not sure if you email him or the mill.
 

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For all the mohair nerds out there, seems that Halstead (assuming I am reading their post correctly) is offering up their Solaro cloth in a mohair blend...
 

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For all the mohair nerds out there, seems that Halstead (assuming I am reading their post correctly) is offering up their Solaro cloth in a mohair blend...
Doesn't Solaro already have a bit of a sheen to it? Mohair would seemingly add more...

This feels like potentially going Martin Sheen -> Charlie Sheen.
 

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Doesn't Solaro already have a bit of a sheen to it? Mohair would seemingly add more...

This feels like potentially going Martin Sheen -> Charlie Sheen.
I have the original Smith's Solaro and it is very matte. The Solaro color scheme plus weave makes it visually "vibrate" but the actual finish is extremely dry and matte.
 

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Doesn't Solaro already have a bit of a sheen to it? Mohair would seemingly add more...

This feels like potentially going Martin Sheen -> Charlie Sheen.
I have the original Smith's Solaro and it is very matte. The Solaro color scheme plus weave makes it visually "vibrate" but the actual finish is extremely dry and matte.
I wouldn't say sheen, but certainly a pop/vibrancy as mentioned above, particularly in harsh light when the sun hits and the red shows. Can't speak to the sheen of a fairly bright cloth. Wouldn't shock me if it (assuming there is notable sheen) gets more washed out than it might with darker colors.
They have pictures on their IG of the various weaves, though it wouldn't shock me if all listed were the pure wool makeup.
 

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