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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fox is my least favorite flannel, agree with Manton and Solito.

    Wearing Minnis today. It's durable but has no lux to it. Nothing that endears me to it and makes me prefer it.

    H&S Viceroy is woollen I believe and good if you want a soft flannel. Viceroy would have the opposite characteristics of Minnis flannel.

    Perfect Ed, you're the best
     
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  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I'm a fan of the luxless Minnis flannel personally. I have soft and cushy flannels too but for a suit, I much prefer the shape and hardness of Minnis. I'm not sure who said anything about scratchiness but it is not scratchy at all - and I'm sensitive to that, I never wear my heavy fresco because it feels like sandpaper to my legs...
     


  3. Cantabrigian

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    I'm not sure what scratchy woild even mean in terms of flannel. It's all pretty soft.

    You'll never mistake the Minnis stuff for cashmere but it looks okay after a day of wear.
     


  4. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Some of the flannels are scratchy relative to others, not tweed scratchy but still. I don't mind either in that regard but some of the heavier harrison's stuff for example is scratchy relative to H&S.
     


  5. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I've only tried the Minnis and Harrisons.

    Could be nice to try something really soft even if it will bag a bit.
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    it's only scratchy by comparision to others. Against the skin, I have no problem with it.
     


  7. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Ok, so it looks like Minnis is the leading contender at this point so should I go with the 301 (14oz–14½oz) or the 328 (12oz–13oz)?
     


  8. Manton

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    I prefer the 14 but it is emphatically a winter cloth
     


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  10. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I have a pair of odd trousers in 328. It's a nice color but not one that draws attentions to itself.

    It definitely has some guts and is as warm as I could possibly want. I'd stay away from the 14oz unless you know you'll be outside a lot or are always cold.
     


  11. RogerC

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    Minnis has closed down all of their own mill operations, and is a vendor only. Couldn't say where the cloth would come from.
     


  12. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Pics of the Fox 11oz. mid-grey in question:

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  13. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Their mottling is the best.

    Very nice color.
     


  14. Slickman

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    Does fox make a heavier 17oz mid-grey? I heard they even do 20+oz flannel, have never seen nor can conceive of wearing flannel that heavy
     


  15. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    They do a 480 gram / 16 oz. mid-grey. Fwiw, all the Minnis 15 oz. flannels are now made by Fox.
     


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