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Noble Phantom -
The latest Superior Cloth

Noble Phantom is special even amongst Scabal’s famous Special Editions. It consists of 25 dignified designs, woven to an astonishing 200g in the style of traditional tropical fabrics. This makes it an ideal cloth for summer, and much lighter than the season’s average of 220-240g.

It is also this weight, with the accompanying ethereal handle, that led to the cloth being named after the phantom, a floating spectre in British folklore. The weight has the added advantage of increasing the workability of the cloth, and gives an elegant drape that highlights the subtle contours of tailored garments.

It is also this weight, with the accompanying ethereal handle, that led to the cloth being named after the phantom, a floating spectre in British folklore. The weight has the added advantage of increasing the workability of the cloth, and gives an elegant drape that highlights the subtle contours of tailored garments.

Scabal only admit farms that shepherd pure-bred Saxon merino sheep, raised in the optimum environment, in this case on granite soils that have exceptional grazing.

This breed is the same one that established Australia as the worlds premiere wool producer and it has, despite the high quality of its wool, been declining in recent years due to a low yield. Scabal hopes to return this animal to its rightful place atop the world of wool.

The fibres from this animal are known for its high resilience to the rigours of weaving, and this is one of the main attributes that made Noble Phantom possible.

Saxon merino wool also has a good level of ‘crimp’, which are tiny bends in the fibre that govern the ability of the cloth to spring back into place after wearing. It is this that gives the cloth its soft handle and drape.

Though Noble Phantom is a Super 200’s, the Noble Wool Club seeks to create wool that moves beyond the ‘Super number’; using only the highest quality fibres from a responsible source, and which preserve traditional wool growing.