Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.
interested for a trouser length or two
Ah ok I remember the ones now. I looked at the Del Finos and they weren't the right color. I'll contact M&E and try to get a swatch, but I'd like to get a cloth that's lighter in color and heavier in weight.
Unbel I think that would make a fine suit but not for all complexions.
Might be interested depending on how weird the final product turns out
Agreed that as a suit it would not work for everybody. As trousers though I think it's unassailable.
Holland & Sherry Dandy Book 863025
Scabal Panache Book 500970
Loro Piana Flannels Book15340
Umberto Durando Winter Flannels 154801/360
All are flannels or have a mill finish, all are different weights
Thanks much, Despos. Anybody have pictures and/or details on these?
Unbel, I recently got something from Steed. It's a bit darker than what I preferred but still nice. If you find your cloth, or have it made up, let me know. I'm also interested in getting something close to what would approximate a light khaki color.
I strongly suggest you try and look at the DFs in-person. The pics of the light-brown / oatmeal flannels posted was way off imo. They are spectacular irl.
Please, is there someone who knows the weight of the Breanish PoW?
Anyone have any experience with Marling and Evans Slawit Structured? Looks interesting!
What is the status of Marling and Evans and their old collections? You used to be able to browse their lines through Reid & Taylor, but since the latter has gone into Chapter 11 or whatever they call it over there, the M&E site has become its own thing with a new design. Do they still have their old saxony tweeds and plaids in their books?
Dugdale Bros' New Fine Worsted vs Minnis Fresco vs Smith's Finmeresco, which one of these would you choose to make your summer/tropical suit?
Marling & Evans have parted brass rags with Reid & Taylor but if you ring them up they will check what stock they have at present. At the moment they are re-weaving a lot of stuff as far as I understand it and are launching a new stock collection in February.
http://www.marlingandevansltd.co.uk/ also t/a http://www.englishweavers.co.uk/
A work around I often use is to organise a courier pick-up from the UK address. To get the best price on economy delivery to the US, you might have to ask the mill to lap the cloth for you [i.e. folded in half on thin cardboard aka a lap-board], its certainly worth a shot. Courier booking companies offer quoting services on ebay as well, see if Breanish have a warehouse on the mainland as that will reduce costs too.
M&E are c. 350g but they will weave to order as well.
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