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Collateralised debt a.k.a. The Cloth Thread

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Are you going to show us pictures of the fabric?

There are plenty floating around. 

 

It's a slik - linen blend with subtle irregular flecks. Feels very light, porous but at the same time a relative substantial body means it should drape very well. 

 

I bought it for 2/3 the price quoted. 

 

http://dieworkwear.com/post/163457530289/final-call-for-summer-tweed

 

I was thinking of a 2-roll-3, 2 patch and a boat breast pocket. Just weighing up which Neapolitan tailor to give it to. My problem is they delivered 2m when I requested for 2.5m. 

 

Regards, 

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The story with Escorial seems to be that, due to upheavals over the ages, the only stock of sheep remaining is in one or two farms in Aus/NZ where they are zealously guarded over. The other flocks were dispersed due to conquests and world wars. There is basically a supply monopoly of the fiber.

 

It is very, very soft with a pronounced stretch and spring. It is unlike merino.

 

https://youtu.be/mgJl67T5tIU

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There are plenty floating around. 

 

It's a slik - linen blend with subtle irregular flecks. Feels very light, porous but at the same time a relative substantial body means it should drape very well. 

 

I bought it for 2/3 the price quoted. 

 

http://dieworkwear.com/post/163457530289/final-call-for-summer-tweed

 

I was thinking of a 2-roll-3, 2 patch and a boat breast pocket. Just weighing up which Neapolitan tailor to give it to. My problem is they delivered 2m when I requested for 2.5m. 

 

Regards, 

 

 

Did you inform Derek? The initial run, he offered in half meter increments. 

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Also, isn't the solid white oak table from Muji great? Such nice grain. I wonder if I mentioned I replaced the teak table with an oak table.

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If you've had Super 160's and wonder what's next after that, well Escorial is the next frontier. Totally different. Very, very good.

 

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I was trying to figure out which Explorer you're talking about. I then realise it's the William Halstead Explorer, 60% mohair 40% wool. The Explorer as a bunch has been phased out and the William Halstead brand retired in favour of Standeven. What was once called Explorer is now part of a larger, more diversified bunch whose name I forgot even though the bunch is with me.

 

I don't have much experience with the Escorial for now but will write more about it as I do.

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The cloth supplier is run by warm bodies. I sent this out just now.

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P., the UPS charges on the invoices seem extraordinarily high to me. The two shipments have a total UPS charge of GBP 191.82 on 7.7 meters of cloth weighing in total 2.2 kg.

 
I'm still willing to pay them, but they seem completely out of ordinary range to me. Would you please have L. take a closer look at these charges.
 
Cheers,
Jeremy

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