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#1 Youngsarto

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 01:13 PM

Hello all,
I am looking to get my hands on a tweed that resembles the stuff that huntsman has to offer. Because I don't work for Huntsman I fear that they will not allow me to buy some of the cloth spun specifically for there house. I am still new to the cloth buying aspect of tailoring and was wondering if any knows of a good tweed merchant? Thanks so much for all of your time and thanks for continuing the beatiful art.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:05 PM

Butt of Lewis tweeds is a forum member :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:57 PM

Hello all,
I am looking to get my hands on a tweed that resembles the stuff that huntsman has to offer. Because I don't work for Huntsman I fear that they will not allow me to buy some of the cloth spun specifically for there house. I am still new to the cloth buying aspect of tailoring and was wondering if any knows of a good tweed merchant? Thanks so much for all of your time and thanks for continuing the beatiful art.


I knew for sure that Huntsmam used to order part of their tweeds, with their own designs, directly from Gordon Covel of www.islaywoollenmill.co.uk

I would suggest you also: Lovat Mill, Commercial Road, Hawick, Scotland
and from Harrisons the Porter and Harding bunches.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:49 AM

Thanks Gatto, do you happen to know if they sell to start up tailors with a small client list? Will Butt of Lewis do the same?

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:57 AM

Will Butt of Lewis do the same?


Check for yourself! http://www.buttoflew...k/products.html But I doubt that he is offering what you are searching for! His Harris Tweed collection is the typical, sturdy tweed that is well known, while the Butt of Lewis Tweed is his own "label" and what I got from him is a very soft tweed (which was not made with local yarn)!

"Nur der ist Meister seiner Kunst, der immer sucht, das Gute zu verbessern und niemals glaubt, das Beste schon zu haben."
"Only he is a master of his art who always seeks to improve the good and never believes to have the best already"

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:46 AM

Thanks Gatto, do you happen to know if they sell to start up tailors with a small client list? Will Butt of Lewis do the same?


I am not sure. I have a menswear shop in Milano, so I can order the fabric that is invoiced to me, and I can sell it, paying taxes, making invoices if anybody needs, etc, etc. If you have the same structure (from legal point of view) and maybe pay first order in advance, they could supply you with bunches etc. In your Country they could have an agent (my previous job) and you could deal directly with him. I do not know, you should phone and speak with them. I would like to suggest you to ask if they accept payment with credit card. I have a pre-paid credit card I use for paying small invoices and when I need urgent bank transfer. Maybe they have mill shop, so they can sell without invoice it as if you were a customer passed by their shop. I am quite sure that Islay woollen mill has it.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:57 AM

Thanks SG and Gatto very much for your help.

Grazie, Gatto per questa. Me manche Italia tantissimo. Voglio tornare un giorno e mangaré troppo.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:46 AM

How about something like this? http://www.ebay.co.u...=item45fc887c19 or this: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item519a245369 It's probably not the sturdy quality you might get from a classic Harris Tweed or alike, but on the bright side the lambswool might be more pleasant to wear.
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"Nur der ist Meister seiner Kunst, der immer sucht, das Gute zu verbessern und niemals glaubt, das Beste schon zu haben."
"Only he is a master of his art who always seeks to improve the good and never believes to have the best already"

http://www.dressedwell.net/ It's snarky, but fun.





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