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post #46 of 78
Who asked for info on blended linen from Barbera? As a pretty good customer, I've been able to arrange for a visit to the Carlo Barbera company this Summer and can bring back a swatch. Grayson
post #47 of 78
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Who asked for info on blended linen from Barbera?
Nobody did, Marc. A member asked for information on blended linen. You were unable to supply a source. I did. As is your way, you promptly ran the only suggestion offered right into the ground and proclaimed, "Carlo Barbera rules." Thus, I asked you to supply the name of the Barbera linen blend in order to try to obtain a pertinent answer to the member's question. As usual, you ignored the question thus:
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And, while I have not a clue of whether CB offers a linen blend (nor do I care for that matter)
and continued to blather on about your "good customership" at every mill known to man.*
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As a pretty good customer, I've been able to arrange for a visit to the Carlo Barbera company this Summer
If that is too complicated for you, say so and I shall try using smaller words or diagrams and phoenetics. *Actually, those of us in the trade who have bothered to inquire of the various cloth suppliers as to the extent of your continually espoused "friendship" with them get a good chuckle every time you repeat your theme. So you post on, MarcDuff ... and we'll chuckle along.
post #48 of 78
I have been in touch with the Carlo Barbera company and am the purveyor of good news for anyone desirous of blended linen that, yes, they offer such a cloth.  So enjoy.  As for me, I'll be wearing my 100% lambswool (Sorry, no blended linen for me) Carlo Barbera-cloth garments, and Mimmo Siviglia shirts (Best shirtmaker in the world), while visiting the Barbera company itself later in the Summer.  I'll send a postcard. Grayson
post #49 of 78
Um.... this fight is getting nowhere. I suggest you both give each other a call on the phone and settle it there. In any case, I am just curious, sometimes when you (any of you) call a brand/maker junk (like LP mentioned above), do you literally mean junk, or are you accessing it from a price/value level? My understanding of LP is that it's not really junky, just a tiny bit overpriced.
post #50 of 78
LP is more than a tiny bit overpriced, in my opinion.  And it generally looks much better than it feels, or wears.  Flimsy hand, for the most part. Insubstantial. At least it looks mildly impressive in the swatch books.  Once made up, it tends to look substantially different ... and worse.
post #51 of 78
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My understanding of LP is that it's not really junky, just a tiny bit overpriced.
That would be basically correct except for the "tiny". As for your suggestion regarding the telephone, been there, done that ... to no avail.
post #52 of 78
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As for your suggestion regarding the telephone, been there, done that ... to no avail.
Lest I leave a misimpression, it was I who called. It was the secretary who put me through to Marc. It was Marc who denied that he was himself. I guess I just called on a day when he was one of his other aliases ... but then he threatened (here) to call the FBI and cite me for "stalking" ... so I gave up.
post #53 of 78
Thanks. In your professional opinion, how much are they overpriced? I mean, without bothering the price tag, how would you rate LP? In the league of CB, H&S, or a bit further down at Reda, Cerruit, etc.?
post #54 of 78
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I guess I just called on a day when he was one of his other aliases ...
heh  
post #55 of 78
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In your professional opinion, how much are they overpriced?
If I were to compare apples to apples, which I can do only with certainty(edit: in the field of shirtings), I would compare their 2x2 120s shirtings with other available 2x2 120's and say they are close to 45%-50% above the average. Additionally, their 120's are not quite as nicely finished as some of the Swiss & Italian mills we use. On the other hand, their designs are somewhat unique and they offer certain shirtings (i.e.: linen/cotton blend) which others don't.
post #56 of 78
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As for your suggestion regarding the telephone, been there, done that ... to no avail
Duly noted with the FBI's NY office. Grayson
post #57 of 78
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Duly noted with the FBI's NY office. Grayson
"Mr. Kabbaz, this it Agent John Doe from FBI. We received a tip about you stalking someone called 'Marc' from a certain Style Forum who happens to be a close associate of a certain Mr. Barbera from Biella...."
post #58 of 78
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Duly noted with the FBI's NY office. Grayson
That you of all people would accuse someone of stalking is rich. Physician, heal thyself.
post #59 of 78
I'm sorry, Naturlaut. But at this point I am no longer viewing Marc as funny. The fact that the so-called Moderators of this forum, who supposedly founded it to get away from exactly this type of shit on the GQ Forum, permit this to continue unchecked is disgusting.
post #60 of 78
Hopefully J will soon wake up (literally) and close this thread.
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