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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Markus W

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Currently contemplating cloth selection for a DB Polo Coat.
I was originally thinking of going with the 640g Camelhair from Harrisons (the lighter colour of the two), but my tailor isn't able to source the fabric / from what i heard it is ridicolously expensive for Camel (about 450€ per M). Can someone confirm this?

Most other Camelhairs I found (like Standeven/Ellis Snowdonia or LP) are either to yellow/orange in colour or to light in weight (640g being the lower end of what I wanted).

Does someone here have any other suggestions?

I found this Loden too https://www.leichtfried-loden.com/produkt/bekleidung-symmetry-640-doubleface-600-5023-5023/ does someone have experience with this?

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450 € is quite expensive. Do you have a fabric number? Maybe I can help you out and get it for you.

Leichtfried is a great choice. They have some very nice fabrics and you can't get wrong with them.
 

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450 € is quite expensive. Do you have a fabric number? Maybe I can help you out and get it for you.

Leichtfried is a great choice. They have some very nice fabrics and you can't get wrong with them.
Hey Man!

I was looking at the 84815 22oz Camelhair.
Could you perhaps double check the price and shoot me a DM?

Thank you very much!
 

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I only have an old price list here. I guess it will now be about 300-350 € per Meter, + Tax and shipping. I have to ask my fabric agent for the current price.
 

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Rather random question here, but does anybody have real-life pictures of Fresco III fabric 510233 (pine green) or 510234 (olive)? I'm considering making a DB suit out of one of these fabrics, but I've noticed some discrepancies between swatch books (see sample images attached). Would be really helpful to see some true-to-life colors on a suit or trousers. Thanks!

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In general, can anyone recommend me a fabric that looks like the movie stills below? I'll be using it in warmer weather/indoors—hence, the Fresco consideration. But I'd like to find something as close to this color as possible. Only condition is that it's less ideally than 300g and mostly wool. Thanks!
 

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Good morning jrd617,

I am interested in getting myself a jacket in the teviot 986 that you also have. Do you happen to have some pictures of the final jacket you made out of it? I would love to see how the cloth looks when put together.






Putting up 3 2 1 length of cloth that I can't afford to have made up in the near future.


1). Lovat Mill, Teviot 986, 2.5 meters, 430 g/m weight
SOLD

I found this to be the perfect green, medium-weight, windowpane tweed. I already have a solid green tweed jacket from S. Partenopea and haven't been able to justify making this cloth up. This one really makes me think twice about selling. It's absolutely stunning and would look great with wool trousers and denim alike.

Bought from InTweed originally. Note that it is not nearly as dark as pictured on their site (they have bad photos): http://www.intweed.co.uk/goods-for-sale/brown-tweeds-moleskins/lightweight-lovat-mill-teviot-tweed-986

MSRP on 2.5 meters of this stuff is $203.24 (converted from £150.35)
My price: $170 shipped CONUS (equivalent of 15% off MSRP with free shipping included)










2). Hardy Minnis, 0519 Fresco in "Wheat" color, 4 meters total in 2 pieces, 9/10 oz weight










3). (Most likely) Hardy Minnis, blue fresco that is different from the standard blues in the Minnis range, 3.5 meters, estimated 14-15 oz weight
SOLD



 

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I once again would like your informed suggestions on something. I’m in need of a navy cloth for a three piece suit that’ll be worn for my wedding. It’ll likely be an outdoor affair (but wonderful weather). I’m told it won’t be “super formal.” No tuxedos in sight. Groomsmen will be in medium gray suits.

That said- navy recommendations? It’ll be in the rotation as a workwear suit afterwards.
 

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I once again would like your informed suggestions on something. I’m in need of a navy cloth for a three piece suit that’ll be worn for my wedding. It’ll likely be an outdoor affair (but wonderful weather). I’m told it won’t be “super formal.” No tuxedos in sight. Groomsmen will be in medium gray suits.

That said- navy recommendations? It’ll be in the rotation as a workwear suit afterwards.
Are you getting a suit made for a wedding that isn’t yours?
 

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I once again would like your informed suggestions on something. I’m in need of a navy cloth for a three piece suit that’ll be worn for my wedding. It’ll likely be an outdoor affair (but wonderful weather). I’m told it won’t be “super formal.” No tuxedos in sight. Groomsmen will be in medium gray suits.

That said- navy recommendations? It’ll be in the rotation as a workwear suit afterwards.
hot-warm weather bunches:
dugdale tropicalair
H lesser 313 8/9oz
Fox Air
Standeven explorer
Minnis fresco lite

warm-cool weather:
Dugdale new fine worsted
Fox City
Smith Woollens abacus
Drapers ascot/smith finmeresco 4ply
Minnis fresco 2ply

all are solidified durable workhorse bunches
 

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Check out the Finmeresco 3-ply. Good for warmer weather, and I prefer it to the 4-ply. There is also a somewhat less classic but very effective "high-twist" 10oz in that book. If you find a color you like, it could be useful.
 

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I am probably the outlier here, but I found the classic Tasmanian 150s from Loro Piana to be a sweet spot for my every day suits in all seasons.
Could be more on the pricy end though - I have not had a suit made since a couple years as I switched to only getting strictly seasonal stuff done for myself.
 

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Thanks all. I’m definitely trying to avoid sweating to death. Also trying to avoid the “just another navy suit” effect.
 

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Thanks all. I’m definitely trying to avoid sweating to death. Also trying to avoid the “just another navy suit” effect.
The Finmeresco and Drapers Ascot bunch or breathable, high twist wools and have a both a lighter and darker navy. I have one in the light navy and it is still in the traditional window but also stand apart from the standard somber dark navy suit.
 

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Gents,

I am looking for an allround, 3 season light grey wool with a very subtle glencheck pattern. To be worn with a heavy navy Fresco (3-ply) jacket.

Inspiration:

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Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
 
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Hmm... usually, when you go that light in glen check, the black/white contrast becomes more obvious.
 

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