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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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Linen's subtle fading over time is part of the appeal IMO sorta like the wrinkling. Here's an analogy for you: Linen is the Riesling of cloths. Perennially misunderstood and underappreciated but for those in the know, the most noble of all varieties.
 

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Hi, I think this is my first posting here. I have a question. I love this cloth here:


It seems to be an old cloth The armory ordered some time ago. But: Does anybody know if anything similar is available anywhere? It's a brown tweed that has lots of colors in it.

Thanks.
Bateman and Ogden have something similar in the Glenhunt tweeds: https://www.batemanogden.co.uk/Product/873
 

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Thank you!

But it's a different, isn't it? It's a Gun Club and not a Houndstooth.

And the beautiful thing about the cloth I posted is: it seems to be brown, but the closer you look the more colors it reveals. The Bateman and Ogden seems to be much simpler.
 

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Im the same but when you go through two pairs of flannel trousers within 3 years you start to question the price of trousers.

I don’t want the Ferrari I want the Honda Civic.
Imo, the Civic of pants are wool/poly blends by Gurteen. They have flannels and cavalry twills in a few different colors but only flat front. I've had a pair of the cavalry twills for a few years and they're robust. They're great for cool, wet weather. The poly makes them very water resistant and machine washable. If I lived somewhere cold and rainy/slushly, I'd live in them. The fit is pretty traditional, not slim. Medium weight.
 

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Hi, I think this is my first posting here. I have a question. I love this cloth here:


It seems to be an old cloth The armory ordered some time ago. But: Does anybody know if anything similar is available anywhere? It's a brown tweed that has lots of colors in it.

Thanks.
I’d look at Abraham Moon, Lovat Mills, and Dugdale’s white rose collection
 

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Does anyone have any experience with Stylbiella fabrics? It appears to be a Chinese merchant sourcing Italian fabrics. Pricing is very reasonable compared to importing from European merchants when working with Asian factories. They have some attractive wool/silk/linen blends for sport coats, but I cant feel any swatches.
I've not been particularly impressed by what I've seen made up from their offerings.
 

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Is navy or mid blue Barathea fabric suitable for blue blazers and possibly suits? Or, is it only for dinner jackets?
 

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For those who have had jackets made up from heavy Irish linen, is there a need to cut the sleeves or body longer to account for wrinkling?
 

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For those who have had jackets made up from heavy Irish linen, is there a need to cut the sleeves or body longer to account for wrinkling?
Not really. Although you might feel the urge to leave open the possibility of wearing short sleeved shirts in the summer.
 

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Is navy or mid blue Barathea fabric suitable for blue blazers and possibly suits? Or, is it only for dinner jackets?
Depends on the weave and color. There are blazering baratheas and I have had three piece barathea suits from abraham moon barathea and I would use most mohair baratheas as regular suitings. Bateman ogden have blazering baratheas
 

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For those who have had jackets made up from heavy Irish linen, is there a need to cut the sleeves or body longer to account for wrinkling? [\QUOTE]


I have several suits in heavy linen, and asked my tailor if he cut them any differently from my worsted suits. He replied that he used my usual measurements.
 

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I've decided to have a jacket made up in the Minnis Mock Leno that a lot of people here are very fond of.

Just trying to decide between the darker 510244 which is more of a classic navy, and 510243, which is the slightly lighter shade.

NMWA used 510243 for theirs, and I'm definitely leaning towards it - https://nomanwalksalone.com/sport-coat-in-navy-minnis-mock-leno-10-11-oz.html

I know a few people here have had these cloths made up - any input?
 

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