Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    Has anyone had any mohair blend fabrics from the back of the Fresco II book made up? I was thinking # 577 might be interesting for a blazer suit.
     
  2. etkl

    etkl Senior member

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    Despos has spoken very highly of it. I have some but haven't made it up yet. Feels soft like Golden Bale.
     
  3. Longmorn

    Longmorn Senior member

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    Is Golden Bale known for it's softness? I have a suit made from Lesser GB that has quite a hard finish. I've seen Taylor and Lodge Golden Bale that was a bit softer, but still quite firm. Are these atypical for GB?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  4. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Go with Escorial and Mohair mix.
     
  5. etkl

    etkl Senior member

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    I think so compared to a non-GB of similar weight and weave. But the softness of GB like any other fabric is dependent on a variety of factors aside from the yarn itself including weave and finish. For example, I have felt lightweight escorial flannel that feels soft and limp and I have 650 gm escorial coating that is relatively firm and hard.
     
  6. add911_11

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    One of the nicest shade of blue, sadly it is too light for me, even I have the money :-(
     
  7. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Who makes/sells it these days? I've seen some web pics of Holland % Sherry but they look very designer-ish.
     
  8. etkl

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    Supposedly only certain companies have the right to sell escorial cloth. I've seen escorial cloth from Taylor & Lodge, H & S and, Martin Sons before that company was purchased by HFW.
     
  9. etkl

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    I've also seen escorial/mohair mixes from Halstead.
     
  10. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Just came in the mail, and made ordering shirtings a whole bunch easier.

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  11. forex

    forex Senior member

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    ^^That's awesome, how did you get it?
     
  12. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Reid & Taylor also sell escorial.

    Enjoy the G&R book - focus on the stunning Luna and Cam 2000 collections.
     
  13. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    I like the big sample swatches in the G&R book because it gives you a better idea of the hand.
     
  14. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    It's about knowing whom to speak with, though my large purchases from them probably held. Apart from making clothes, I have made a hobby out of collecting fabrics. :)
     
  15. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Yes, the Cam2000 is really quite stellar even though (I think) it's a 2 by 1 ply. Luna strikes me as rather sheer however.
     

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