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Looking for a Mackinaw fabric

VelahrnDaoine

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Hello

I would like to buy about 3 yards of Mackinaw wool, around 24 oz, classic red/black plaid - exactly like the one used in Filson garment. I am planning to make a bespoke coat of it. Unfortunately, I cannot find an online vendor with such fabric. Johnson Woollen Mills produce it, but is out of stock, and the communication with the staff is nonexistent.


Could you give me a piece of advice? I live in Europe, but have a family in the States, so both regions are valid.
 

Peacoat

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The vintage Filson Mackinaws were 26 oz. and the current Macs are 24 oz. I have both and prefer the 26 oz. To me the 24 oz. Macs feel like a heavy shirt. Don't know if the 26 oz. fabric is still available, though, and I don't know of any manufacturer. who carries it. Maybe another member can give you some ideas.

Welcome to the Lounge. PC
 

Cornelius

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You could try contacting Fishman's with your inquiry. High-end fabric shop that supplies tailors & custom furniture designers in Chicago & around the Midwest; if any mill in the US is still weaving 26 oz wool cloth, they would know who & likely be able to arrange purchase.

https://fishmansfabrics.com/
 

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