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#1 Sator

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 03:43 PM

There is a lot of confusion about these terms. Some even wrongly claim that they are two terms for the same thing. Here is something that should help dispel common misconceptions:




Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:16 AM

Bedford cord is the same as a fineline or a raised pique.
a birdseye pique is the same as a Marcella

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 04:31 PM

Thanks for that Carl. It's good to see you dropping in. Sorry that the threads on shirtmaking are a bit meagre, but it's just that so few have published on the subject. Naturally, I am trying my best to improve on the situation.
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 01:19 PM

I am having difficulty in sourcing pique to make for my white tie outfit...and the vest

Any online sources or other suggestions would be welcome...I can only find Marcella

Is Marcella a suitable alternative?

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 01:32 PM

If you are talking about the Marcella from Richard James Weldon, it would be a suitable alternative. I understand it is waistcoating weight.

IIRC there is a pre-starched pique in the Thomas Mason books. It is heavy enough to work as waistcoating but they will not sell short cut lengths and have a large minimum order.
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 06:03 PM

Have you asked Alumo ? They sell short cut lengths. I have samples, but never tried it yet.
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 06:05 PM

Most shirtmaker's piqué is too light. The Thomas Mason piqué is an exception, especially when it is pre-starched.
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"




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