Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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  1. Slewfoot

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    Sad, but true.
     


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    Anyone have a suggestion where I can find a large-scale glen plaid sportcoating like the one below?

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    Thanks. That was a quick ninja edit. I can understand your reason for it.
     


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    Ed - could you please elaborate? Do you still recommend to "be cautious" or should we simply stay away and put this thing to bed?
     


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    Thats what I was going to recommend. I saw it last week and was tempted. This one is in lambswool which I liked even better. That whole book is pretty neat.

    http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/292/jacketing/fox-bold-prince-of-wales-jacketing


    Ordered suits in 13 oz H. Lesser and 12 oz Smiths Botany. Once I have them, happy to make a comparison to anyone interested.
     
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    We have a book here that Formosa gave us called "Iris Blossom" that has hopsacks (less coarse than that RLPL though) and herringbone in 100% linen (280 g) in various colors. The mill is Bellora
     


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    I too am interested in a good linen herringbone.

    And glen check patterns as well.

    Magee is the best source for "linen tweed," but good luck getting swatches.
     


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    Here is a detail of the Fox cloth for you.
    [​IMG]

    DL-
     


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    ^^There was the LL Agnelli PoW run, which would work nice as a sport jacketing. We might still be able to pull the Breanish special run and do a large scale glen plaid.
     


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    From what I read I would suggest to stay away as it does not seem like they are a "going concern" but I do not have any knowledge of the intricacies of the situation and as you know, there may be one entity that is closing/liquidating and another entity that is continuing with the business. I would at least ask to have their current legal situation explained before placing any orders.
     


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    Could just do it and Marling & Evans instead of Reid.
     


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    I remember that Breanish. That would be perfect
     


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    ^^We can still make it, just need to work out pricing with Breanish.
    Dopey, are you reading?
     


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