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post #19021 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I have a bamboo barong, worn once. Bespoke!

Are you sure it's bamboo?  I'll bet it was pineapple or banana.  I've never seen or heard of bamboo ones.  But they could exist.  Banana's the most common, or was. Pineapple's the most formal and probably the nicest.  Definitely the most expensive.

post #19022 of 19906
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

I'll bet it was pineapple.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

It's quite stiff for a shirt, and somewhat scratchy.

Would explain the scratchiness.
post #19023 of 19906

Has anyone ever owned an alpaca wool "teddy bear" coat? @dopey ?

 

http://obeyfeline.tumblr.com/post/149723837779/voxsart-bearcats-of-old-charlie-chaplin

 

Does it look good  or is it more like

post #19024 of 19906
I'm sure you've seen this post before, but I thought I'd post for the benefit of others:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/332290/the-official-classic-mens-coats-thread/15#post_6083356

Looks a bit like a terry cloth bathrobe to me, but I guess it depends on 1) if the cut is flattering and 2) how you pull off the look.

With that said, I wouldn't mind trying an alpaca wool overcoat, but probably as a SB.
post #19025 of 19906

Truly for the man who has everything and is even then not sated. I was asking more generally about it as a material and not necessarily the configuration. Doesn't have to be DB. I don't like casentino in the first place, so this would probably be even worse. Terrycloth is a good analogy. It doesn't help that they are always in a rich brown.

post #19026 of 19906
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Has anyone ever owned an alpaca wool "teddy bear" coat? @dopey
?

http://obeyfeline.tumblr.com/post/149723837779/voxsart-bearcats-of-old-charlie-chaplin

Does it look good  or is it more like

I'm not sure what the question is. I have one, it is pretty much as posted in the other thread. It is very warm and bulky, so I wear it rarely. Basically, when I expect to be out in the cold for a while. Maybe once or twice a year. But its lots of fun and great for embarrassing your teenage daughters.
post #19027 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I'm not sure what the question is. I have one, it is pretty much as posted in the other thread..

Let's not make this another thread where Sprout2 feels free to say something unfunny. The question is whether you wear/own a snufalluffagus. If so, post a pic. If not, there are lots of other threads to spew nonsense.
post #19028 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

I figured that would look good (forgot you'd posted that photo in Newc's thread). Chris's clients don't post enough pictures.

Forgive the commercial nature of the videos, but the videos on my website show jackets by Chris. The Gramovox video is a grey herringbone tweed (https://www.richardspatentlaw.com/client-reviews/behind-the-idea-gramovox/). The Everpurse video is a navy hopsack (https://www.richardspatentlaw.com/client-reviews/behind-the-idea-everpurse/). If you poke around on the site, you will see the brown barleycorn and navy hopsack in still photos as well.
post #19029 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post
Would explain the scratchiness.


I don't think mine have been scratchy.  Maybe a bit.  Their making is really labor intensive.  

 

Here's a video of the threads being made and woven:

 

 

And another with some closeups of the tremendously difficult embroidery:

post #19030 of 19906

It seems like sarcasm is just flying over the heads of everyone in the last 5 pages.

post #19031 of 19906

Oh, so it was sarcasm?

 

I get it now.

post #19032 of 19906

 

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Oh, so it was sarcasm?

I get it now.

 

You want a post-mortem? Sure, I'll give it to you. Caveat emptor...

 

Oh no you d'in't (Click to show)

 

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Not sure if sincere, or twatty...or perhaps a touch of both. In any event, my deepest apologies for expressing appreciation over an enjoyable thread regaining steam in recent days.

 

I'll give it to you straight. You are the resident backseat driver of the forum, making vicarious and vacuous comments of the following formula: "I have no personal experience with this (not yet! I swear I'll be buying one soon!), but here is what I gleaned from reading Styleforum..." Here's a perfect example, a response to a question I asked on the Vanda Fine Clothing thread about the density of matka neckties.

 

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No matka experience (yet) but I do believe the consensus here is that it has a softer/more flowing hand than shantung. Not quite as dense.

 

Over and over again this pattern, peppering tailors and senior members for cloth IDs and other stupid details that you have no intention of ever ponying up to buy. If I wanted that kind of thieving magpie trivia gleaned from combing the forums for hours on end, I would ask Die Workwear, who's made a career of it. As if these pointless comments weren't enough, congratulating the posters of this thread for keeping the thread moving. It struck me as too ridiculous.

 

Now, that in and of itself would be fairly harmless and I'd be inclined to give it a pass as straight noob behavior...if it weren't for the fact that you are a proven tire kicker and dilettante. You tried to buy ties from me on B&S and fed me a stream of bullshit lies and excuses about your "debit card" not working on PayPal, eventually cutting off radio communications. Who does that? That shit is blacklist material, bruv. People flake out all the time on B&S, but I've never heard of making up sheer bullshit. I don't think you should be frivolously talking about what cloth you are supposedly getting made up (you won't) -- tailors don't take debit cards.

 

In the words of my great grandpappy, Lurk Moar Noob.

 

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Ironic comparison of posts
 

 

Touche. Although your vigilanteism is totally unneeded.

 

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Would explain the scratchiness.

 

He was suggesting that wearing a pineapple would be scratchy because they are pointy fruits. I hope that clears up the joke for you ramrod straight humorless guys.

 

post #19033 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

What do you guys think about 10% cashmere/90% wool mid weight flannel? It feels extremely soft and seems to have a decent drape, but I'm not sure how durable a fabric like that would be.


I have two jackets in that fabric. One is a houndstooth from Pal Zileri -

 

 

 

 

 

The other is a gunclub from Canali, which would make this a Loro Piana fabric -

 

 

 

Then there's this SuitSupply suit which is in 95% wool/5% cashmere -

 

 

As Despos said, all these garments have a gorgeous, soft, "luxe" feel to them and are extremely comfortable to wear. Any reduction in durability is IMHO a reasonable trade-off for this level of luxury.

 

As a final example, I have this jacket - also Canali - in a 50/50 silk/cashmere blend, with no wool in it at all. Sounds improbable, I know. But again, it just has this delightful hand to the fabric. I've worn it dozens of times and it shows no signs of wear or tear at all -

 

 

 

- This last jacket is perfect for summer. The others are all more suited to colder weather.

post #19034 of 19906
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Oh no you dint (Click to show)

I'll give it to you straight. You are the resident backseat driver of the forum, making vicarious and vacuous comments of the following formula: "I have no personal experience with this (not yet! I swear I'll be buying one soon!), but here is what I gleaned from reading Styleforum..." Here's a perfect example, a response to a question I asked on the Vanda Fine Clothing thread about the density of matka neckties.


Over and over again this pattern, peppering tailors and senior members for cloth IDs and other stupid details that you have no intention of ever ponying up to buy. If I wanted that kind of thieving magpie trivia gleaned from combing the forums for hours on end, I would ask Die Workwear, who's made a career of it. As if these pointless comments weren't enough, congratulating the posters of this thread for keeping the thread moving. It struck me as too ridiculous.

Now, that in and of itself would be fairly harmless and I'd be inclined to give it a pass as straight noob behavior...if it weren't for the fact that you are a proven tire kicker and dilettante. You tried to buy ties from me on B&S and fed me a stream of bullshit lies and excuses about your "debit card" not working on PayPal, eventually cutting off radio communications. Who does that? That shit is blacklist material, bruv. People flake out all the time on B&S, but I've never heard of making up sheer bullshit. I don't think you should be frivolously talking about what cloth you are supposedly getting made up (you won't) -- tailors don't take debit cards.

In the words of my great grandpappy, Lurk Moar Noob.


Touche. Although your vigilanteism is totally unneeded.


He was suggesting that wearing a pineapple would be scratchy because they are pointy fruits. I hope that clears up the joke for you ramrod straight humorless guys.

Lol, seriously amigo? All that salt because I didn't want to purchase your Hober tie? Is it not possible that one just didn't REALLY want something, and, as such, didn't pull the trigger?

Are your sensibilities really so offended that the idea of someone using style forum to learn and gain experience is so anathema to you? I would say that, as a fairly young fella, I don't at present moment have thousands upon thousands of dollars to bankroll a laundry list of liabilities, much less fund them...but considering you've already established my entire mo based upon a singular interaction, I don't think reality would jive with your facts.

I do envy you though. To get so worked up over something so insignificant must be proof of an exquisite existence.

In regards to your point proving "evidence," all my Vanda's (in this case) are either linen and/or more CBD type silks. You see, while I do find matkas intriguing, I find other types of neckwear MORE up my alley, and similarly am reticent of completely unlined ties (have a few unlined Vanda's as well...by all means, stalk the social medias if you feel so inclined).

If memory serves, the tie in question sold within about a day. So, unless you had just wanted me to whisper sweet nothings into your inbox, I would kindly implore you to fuck off.

Edit: since we witnessed you become similarly aggrieved over PCK expressing excitement over tie availability (Vanda, no less!), I suppose I shouldn't get too bent outta shape over your condemnations...
post #19035 of 19906
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post


Lol, seriously amigo? All that salt because I didn't want to purchase your Hober tie? Is it not possible that one just didn't REALLY want something, and, as such, didn't pull the trigger?

 

Not wanting to purchase a tie ≠ my Paypal is broken (even after I proposed you fund it through a CC or bank account like a normal person!).

It's definitely possible that you didn't want to buy it! It's quite clear, in fact! If only you had just said so instead of making up grade-school level, eBay-style excuses. Is it even clear to you what I'm indicting you for? Lurk Moar Noob.

 

Using Styleforum to vicariously learn is welcome. The solution was already provided above: Lurk Moar Noob. If you can't afford secondhand tie, refrain from backseating comments about Escorial cloth. Based on the current inertia, it's not long before your enthusiasm leads you to impulse buy some fabric. You will really piss off some serious sellers if you flake on them, let alone make up lame-o excuses. You don't want to feel edmorel's wrath.

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