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Sorry this thread is only for cross bred (and related tissues, eg extinguished forever; only to be found on giapan, ... etc) discussions
looks like lady tissue.
I’ll take my talk of new fabrics somewhere else.
Ha, the one I saw was just blue. Not like that at all. The look of that fabric is very popular in Dutch men’s shop windows.
 

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The look of that fabric is very popular in Dutch men’s shop windows.
You're right, I had a most unpleasant experience in the Bijenkorf viewing the Van Gils summer range of jackets. Truly dreadful tat. But fair play, they've done a good job of hiding the cheap and nasty fabrics on their website. You really need to see them in the flesh to experience the horror.
 

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I’ll take my talk of new fabrics somewhere else.
Ha, the one I saw was just blue. Not like that at all. The look of that fabric is very popular in Dutch men’s shop windows.
new fabric talk is fine and interesting.

Just get a normal blue basket weave from drapers or others, or the mock leno from minnis or smiths. that cerrutti shit is italian RTW fabric, hence its appearance in dutch men's shops.
 
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new fabric talk is fine and interesting.

Just get a normal blue basket weave from drapers or others, or the mock leno from minnis or smiths. that cerrutti shit is italian RTW fabric, hence its appearance in dutch men's shops.
I already have a normal hopsack blazer. I asked the old guy if he had anything magical to wear when it’s over 30 degrees, like this week. He pulled out the oxygen cloth with some fresco for trousers. I might just have heat stroke though, is there really anything that wears comfortable when it’s this hot?
 

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You're right, I had a most unpleasant experience in the Bijenkorf viewing the Van Gils summer range of jackets. Truly dreadful tat. But fair play, they've done a good job of hiding the cheap and nasty fabrics on their website. You really need to see them in the flesh to experience the horror.
Ha, my favorites were the mint green and cotton candy pink ones. Not even the colors themselves but those colors really showed off how bad the fabric was.
 

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I already have a normal hopsack blazer. I asked the old guy if he had anything magical to wear when it’s over 30 degrees, like this week. He pulled out the oxygen cloth with some fresco for trousers. I might just have heat stroke though, is there really anything that wears comfortable when it’s this hot?
Mock
Jay leno

Magic tissue, “very heavy” for a summer fabric.Not really sturdy, because it pulls
But thats because it is so open and breathes nicely
 

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I already have a normal hopsack blazer. I asked the old guy if he had anything magical to wear when it’s over 30 degrees, like this week. He pulled out the oxygen cloth with some fresco for trousers. I might just have heat stroke though, is there really anything that wears comfortable when it’s this hot?
like the man says the mock leno is magic tissue. get that. fabric 510243 https://shop.hfwltd.com/collection/55 best thing in the stupid fresco book.
and have him cut the lightweight fresco pants wide. otherwise they are a disaster.
 

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Might want to check for flaws. The label could indicate that you only have skirt lengths between the flaws.
Thanks for the heads up. Skirts is plural on the tag so I figured multiple ones could be made out of it.
Anyway it’s a dust cloth, the whole thing is one flaw after after another. But there are no major fabric pulls, runs, color or weaving problems that i could see. Anyway I got about 80 other unmade cloths so the likelihood of this one getting made was quite small (only thing workings in this ones favor is that it’s a summer cloth and 90% of my stuff is winter wieght). But if I do give it to a tailor I will bring it up and ask for a pro inspection.
 

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I already have a normal hopsack blazer. I asked the old guy if he had anything magical to wear when it’s over 30 degrees, like this week. He pulled out the oxygen cloth with some fresco for trousers. I might just have heat stroke though, is there really anything that wears comfortable when it’s this hot?
Shirting is also a factor in the extreme heat if you're planning on a jacket. You want 120's and above and Sea Island's if you got them.
 

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Tried to buy a suit length of the light gray at the top. €120. She thought it was too was damaged though. She rolled it out and there were too many pulls and snags to get a suit out of. The color of the blue ones aren’t accurate or I would have bought both.
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Too bad. So you did not buy anything? How was the price level?
I didn’t get anything. I liked some of the other mohair but the solids were too loud for me. There is great fabric there, just not stuff I wear or need. A lot of striped mohair, chalk stripe flannels and stacks of tweeds.
The only price I got was €120 for 3.75 m of mohair.
 

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new fabric talk is fine and interesting.

Just get a normal blue basket weave from drapers or others, or the mock leno from minnis or smiths. that cerrutti shit is italian RTW fabric, hence its appearance in dutch men's shops.
Mock
Jay leno

Magic tissue, “very heavy” for a summer fabric.Not really sturdy, because it pulls
But thats because it is so open and breathes nicely
View attachment 30966 You are right about it being magic. I accidentally found it while looking through a mohair book. Had no idea it was a mohair hopssack type. This guy wanted €198 per meter to order it. I will ask my tailor but he is so old he has a hard time ordering special fabrics. He is happy to work with what he has but would be better if I brought it.
 
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