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#51 2016-04-17 06:30:13

Bop
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

POWERLOOMED

 

#52 2016-04-17 11:38:58

Yuca
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

aucociscokid2 wrote:

Dave Mercer ordered maybe 40 yards and I ultimately ended up refunding his money.

That certainly doesn't inspire confidence.


some sort of banal legitimacy

 

#53 2016-04-17 11:48:33

Bop
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Do we know why it was returned? Was it a quality issue?

 

#54 2016-04-17 12:54:14

Chief Brody
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Better not be! I just ordered a huge 4 meters. wink

 

#55 2016-04-17 13:39:40

Yuca
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

What are you going to do with it?

Hopefully not a baseball cap.


some sort of banal legitimacy

 

#56 2016-04-17 13:56:47

Chief Brody
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

A jacket, hopefully. Want to make a fully unlined sportcoat that I can throw in the machine so it bleeds. I just bought a Keydge seersucker so will probably use that as a pattern. We'll see.

This guy is my inspiration:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=take+ … fMy4CLM%3A

 

#57 2016-04-17 14:30:24

Yuca
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Throw a white shirt in with it and hey presto, you'll have a new madras shirt too.

Seriously though, hope it works out - if the cloth and the tailor are good enough then it should be perfect summer wear.


some sort of banal legitimacy

 

#58 2016-04-17 14:37:31

Bop
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Good luck chief, thats certainly not a bad thing to aim for

 

#59 2016-04-17 14:51:40

Chief Brody
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Yuca wrote:

Throw a white shirt in with it and hey presto, you'll have a new madras shirt too.

Seriously though, hope it works out - if the cloth and the tailor are good enough then it should be perfect summer wear.

Hey I should buy some Mitchum or I'll get madras pits!

 

#60 2016-04-17 14:53:32

Chief Brody
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Bop wrote:

Good luck chief, thats certainly not a bad thing to aim for

Thanks. Should be fun.

What's your new avatar?

 

#61 2016-04-17 15:11:06

Bop
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

It's the Star of David, Chief!

 

#62 2016-04-17 15:27:01

Chief Brody
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

I am ignorant beyond words...

These are cool though!

http://4-hobby.com/store/product.php?productid=17808

 

#63 2016-04-17 19:26:53

Bradley
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Chipper wrote:

So what's madras, and where does it come from, and how is what acousakid offering so much better and so on?

Kidding. Really. Just kidding.

Even though though you're kidding, the dude is impervious to sarcasm or facetiousness. Everyone and their mother on this forum has trolled him in some way or another but he just barrels through it all with his patented sales pitch.

 

#64 2016-04-17 23:37:51

Bop
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Chief Brody wrote:

I am ignorant beyond words...

These are cool though!

http://4-hobby.com/store/product.php?productid=17808

You can do me a quilt to go with the curtains Chief

 

#65 2016-04-18 01:32:34

Chief Brody
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

I'll get Jim to put me in touch with the WI mafia!

 

#66 2016-04-18 09:39:03

woofboxer
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Chief Brody wrote:

A jacket, hopefully. Want to make a fully unlined sportcoat that I can throw in the machine so it bleeds. I just bought a Keydge seersucker so will probably use that as a pattern. We'll see.

This guy is my inspiration:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=take+ … fMy4CLM%3A

Be sure to post photos Chief it sounds an interesting project, do you have a tailor lined up?


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#67 2016-04-18 09:41:47

Chief Brody
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Yeah I am gonna take a punt on the guy that does my alterations. He's always trying to get me to have a shirt made so I am about to call his bluff!

 

#68 2016-04-18 09:44:50

Worried Man
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Best of luck.  You know we expect pictures, even if it's a disaster.


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#69 2016-04-18 09:52:15

Chief Brody
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Especially if its its a disaster! wink

Thank you.

 

#70 2016-04-20 15:00:19

aucociscokid2
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Jacket-weight "bleeding" madras is a different weight than that of shirt-weight, i.e. jackets can't be made from shirt-weight material and be expected to drape properly, etc.

Nothing wrong with the quality. Chennai (Madras) was devastated by monsoonal rains late 2015 and we had trouble shipping orders out, including Mercer's. In the interim, I concluded dealing with such small orders as his wasn't worth it and I decided to refund his money.

 

#71 2016-04-20 15:48:29

Chief Brody
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

The fabric I purchased isnt suitable for sport coats?

...the first question I asked Nillam on page one of this thread was... Is it suitable for sport coats? And the prompt reply confirmed its suitability for sport coats....

And indeed the Etsy listing states it's suitability for jackets.
Ah well...

Nillam, is this fabric suitable for Jackets?

 

#72 2016-04-21 00:25:19

Nillam
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Any light-weight fabric can be used to make Sport Coat, but the coat has to be interlined.

To know more about interlining please visit the link https://shar.es/1jUEg9

As your main fabric is Bleeding Madras Cotton fabric, the interlining fabric also should be Cotton for Summer Wear.

 

#73 2016-04-21 00:46:58

Bop
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Was going to say...it's just cotton lined...wtf is he on about..?

 

#74 2016-04-21 02:42:11

Moose Maclennan
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Re. jackets - two of my madras coats (the bleeding ones) are paper thin. From memory they have a full lining in very light viscose, and a tiny amount of soft padding around the shoulder, they'd collapse otherwise.

The padding is so thin and light I thought they were unpadded, but you can feel it there if the jacket gets wet.

 

#75 2016-04-21 03:01:57

Chief Brody
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Re: Hand-Made Bleeding Madras by yard

Very good, Moose. Do you machine wash them?

 

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