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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

JHWilliams

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Brisa quality is unusual. Lovat Mill has some patterns in it, though.
Do you find any differences between Brisa and the Bard? I have clicked through the book and they appear to be the exact same to me. Same weight, same weave, same finish.
 

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No firm idea. Doubt anyone who knows for sure will tell you.
 

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Do you find any differences between Brisa and the Bard? I have clicked through the book and they appear to be the exact same to me. Same weight, same weave, same finish.
Have you found The Bard book available online anywhere by chance?
 

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New unfunded liabilities from Maison Hellard. Very soft linen to the touch. After trying out heavy Irish linens, I wanted to get something different for a blazer, and I find the patterns and colours of their bunch to be quite nice
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Lovely PoW right there. What's their weight and may I ask where you bought them?
 

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Hey, :)

Got a recommendation in the overcoat thread to check in here. Do you guys have any recommendations for heavy fabrics suitable for an overcoat to be used during Swedish winters? Not to be used in the nothern country side really, in that case a parka would probably be more suitable. So something that is warm enough to be used in the city.

I'm going with my local MtM place (they use Munro), so perhaps a fabric that they can source. I want something heavy and most fabrics they showed me last time were around 500g, so something heavier than that perhaps. The design I'm thinking of is a raglan coat with flapped patch pockets (although I'm unsure of the raglan sleeve itself, I might go with a regular sleeve, but keep the rest of the design, no belt though whatever sleeve I'll choose). I'm thinking navy in colour, but perhaps some very discreete pattern won't hurt? I'm not that keen on donegal though.
 

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Hey, :)

Got a recommendation in the overcoat thread to check in here. Do you guys have any recommendations for heavy fabrics suitable for an overcoat to be used during Swedish winters? Not to be used in the nothern country side really, in that case a parka would probably be more suitable. So something that is warm enough to be used in the city.

I'm going with my local MtM place (they use Munro), so perhaps a fabric that they can source. I want something heavy and most fabrics they showed me last time were around 500g, so something heavier than that perhaps. The design I'm thinking of is a raglan coat with flapped patch pockets (although I'm unsure of the raglan sleeve itself, I might go with a regular sleeve, but keep the rest of the design, no belt though whatever sleeve I'll choose). I'm thinking navy in colour, but perhaps some very discreete pattern won't hurt? I'm not that keen on donegal though.
Maybe check with Fox? I have a coat in (a now discontinued) wool that takes me through the winters in Stockholm. It’s bullet proof and probably around 900g.
 

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Maybe check with Fox? I have a coat in (a now discontinued) wool that takes me through the winters in Stockholm. It’s bullet proof and probably around 900g.
Thanks for your reply! Is is Fox Flannel you're thinking of? Did you order your coat through an MtM service, or did you source the fabric yourself? Don't know if it's possible to use your own fabric when going the MtM route, as you might be able to do when going bespoke.
 

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Thanks for your reply! Is is Fox Flannel you're thinking of? Did you order your coat through an MtM service, or did you source the fabric yourself? Don't know if it's possible to use your own fabric when going the MtM route, as you might be able to do when going bespoke.
Yes, Fox Flannel. You can order both samples and fabrics directly from their site if needed.

It depends on the MTM service I guess. Saman Amel would do it for example.
 

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What’s the go-to blazer cloth that isn’t a mockleno these days. I’m looking at Fox midnight hopsack but wondering if there’s anything else out there that people prefer.
 

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Lovely PoW right there. What's their weight and may I ask where you bought them?
Not the OP but have some experience with MH. Their book is available online to browse but last I checked they’ll only sell to people in the trade so you’ll need to have your tailor order them. Nathan is super responsive via email. The patterns are 360gsm and have a very soft hand. The solids are a bit more crisp - Sort of between an Irish and Italian linen and a hair lighter at 330 grams.
 

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Hey, :)

Got a recommendation in the overcoat thread to check in here. Do you guys have any recommendations for heavy fabrics suitable for an overcoat to be used during Swedish winters? Not to be used in the nothern country side really, in that case a parka would probably be more suitable. So something that is warm enough to be used in the city.

I'm going with my local MtM place (they use Munro), so perhaps a fabric that they can source. I want something heavy and most fabrics they showed me last time were around 500g, so something heavier than that perhaps. The design I'm thinking of is a raglan coat with flapped patch pockets (although I'm unsure of the raglan sleeve itself, I might go with a regular sleeve, but keep the rest of the design, no belt though whatever sleeve I'll choose). I'm thinking navy in colour, but perhaps some very discreete pattern won't hurt? I'm not that keen on donegal though.
Yeah I'd be looking at these Fox vintage military reproduction patterns:

 

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What’s the go-to blazer cloth that isn’t a mockleno these days. I’m looking at Fox midnight hopsack but wondering if there’s anything else out there that people prefer.
Just ordered a length of the Taylor and Lodge archive blazer in a dark navy hopsack and am pretty pleased with it, has some heft to it and a nice texture
 

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