I think Dormeuil and Scabal both have some great strong points and have a slightly different focus. I personally like these two Huddersfield makers as some of the best fabrics at their price points from my experience, but that is mostly a preference.
That is interesting to know, omanae.
But still, how does Dormeuil fare against Holland & Sherry and Moxon?
I saw three Scabal fabric books recently at a bespoke tailor in Smithtown, NY (I live in St. James, NY, as it says in my profile in each message that I post; both Smithtown, NY and St. James, NY are in Northwestern-almost North Central Suffolk County and are both suburbs outside of New York, NY) named Enzo (I didn't get his last name).
The three fabric books from Scabal that I looked at were Scabal Classics Superfine Worsted Suitings (where all of the fabrics were 13-ounce 100% super 80s, super 90s or both worsted wool; the super number was not listed, which usually means that it is super 80s or super 90s-sometimes both in the same book), Scabal St. James Super 100s (where all of the fabrics were ten-ounce super 100s worsted wool; this book was clearly more for fall and winter than spring but good for spring, just as long as the high temperature is not 70 degrees and higher or 39 degrees and lower-forget summer with this book) and Scabal Super 100s Worsted Wool Suitings (where all of the fabrics were 100% super 100s worsted wool; this book is clearly for fall, winter and spring equally, just as long as the high temperature is not 80 degrees and higher or 39 degrees and lower-this book is not good for summer but better than the other super 100s wool book is for summer).
All around, I was hugely impressed with the Scabal fabrics that I looked at. But not as impressed as I was with the fabrics from Holland & Sherry in Books 274 (from the fall of 1994, the original and older-err-much older version) and 507 (from the fall of 2007, the updated and newer-err-much newer version), both of which are titled "The Holland & Sherry Perennial Collection (both of these books are much more the same as than they are different from each other).
I will talk more about my most up to date opinions of the fabrics in other Holland & Sherry fabric books that I have looked at before (some of which I have swatches for that H&S in New York, NY was nice enough to send me for free) in a private message later today.