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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Which ones? I have both.
     
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    Don't think that woolen flannel is more porous. The non-combed fibers fill out the weaving pattern more on woolen than on a worsted. There is less porosity.
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh, the Lessers are both twills. I don't recall there being Lesser 16 hopsacks. I do have P&B Universal hopsack. Even with that open weave it seems warmer.
     
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    Most recent bathroom image. I have the book for a few days, and I really like the Blue twill but it seems to have the slightest sheen. Your image seems to have no sheen what so ever.

    DL-
     
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    Nothing Lesser makes has sheen.
     
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    Looked through a few hundred posts. Didn't see any sort of list. What are some of the most popular merchants that sell directly to public? I've seen huddersfieldcloth, hfwltd, and dugdale.

    Thanks.
     
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  8. DavidLane

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    Any chance there is a cloth similar to Ethan's jacket here:
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    I am a big fan of this color/pattern/shape

    From what I remember it was a vintage cloth, but I keep coming back to it. Would like to make up something similar.

    DL-
     
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    There are some similar fabrics in the Holland and Sherry dandy book.
     
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    Love that there
     
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    I think that's vintage deadstock, but Fox has some delightfully outrageous jacketings as well.
     
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    The Quantock is the nearest in colour to this one, but the pattern is more subdued:

    http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/283/jacketing/fox-quantock-tweed-jacketing

    The Exford and the Edgcott have a more flamboyant patterns, but different colour schemes:

    http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/286/jacketing/fox-exford-tweed-jacketing

    http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/285/jacketing/fox-edgcott-tweed-jacketing


    Ona related note, I see that Fox have put their full basic range of Glen Checks online as part of their their new 'Patterns' range:

    http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/cat/107/patterns

    Some really nice ones there, and a fair bit cheaper than those in the London Lounge range.
     
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    I think i have seen similar on Carlo Barbera.
     
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    Quick question. Where do people buy their Lovat tweeds? Also what's the lightest weight they make? I don't know anything about them, but looking through the gallery for this thread I am seeing a lot of patterns I like from their mill.
     
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    Lovat Mill cloth--
    Good luck. And let us know if, by some miracle, they work directly with you. It's a safe guess that Lovat supplies a good bit of cloth to designers and cloth retailers, including W. Bill. Which means trying to buy direct-from-mill will prove difficult if not impossible.

    That said, you can find Lovat's cloth here and there, now and then. Look for "Kirkton" and "Ettrick" lines.

    http://www.intweed.co.uk/goods-for-sale/tweed-moleskin-lengths-samples
     
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    Thanks for the help. Yeah those patterns are super pretty. But too heavy. I realize this stuff is woven for Scots but I need something that can be worn in LA.
     
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    And prices vary from seller to seller.

    The same (Lovat Mill, Ettrick line) tweed, two different online sources--

    http://www.intweed.co.uk/goods-for-sale/overcheck-tweeds/medium-weight-lovat-mill-kirkton-tweed-574

    http://www.yorkshirefabric.com/?product=beige-with-brown-green-check-tweed

    Yorkshire Fabric is a breath of fresh air, in terms of pricing and service.

    I managed to buy a few of the book closeout cheviots, but, generally speaking, W. Bill is outlandish. Three times removed from the mill, if one works with Isles Textiles. No thanks.
     
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