or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread - Page 158

post #2356 of 10779
Chocolate brown birdseye:

Will it work for an odd jacket?
post #2357 of 10779

I think of birdseye as an inherently suiting fabric.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by S. Able View Post

Chocolate brown birdseye:

Will it work for an odd jacket?


 

post #2358 of 10779
Thanks much.
post #2359 of 10779
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaoloM View Post

3029vgw.jpg

The grey = pick & pick.
post #2360 of 10779
It's called sharkskin. "Pick by pick" is pedestrian.
post #2361 of 10779
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaoloM View Post

It's called sharkskin. "Pick by pick" is pedestrian.

I love know-it-all 18-year olds. Of course, the simple notion that the Brits use a different term rather than the one used at PS MTM hasn't occured to them yet.

Why don't you spend a few more rambling posts talking about how PS MTM is really "bespoke" and then back-tracking? That was fun.

P.S. - Its Pick AND Pick and not Pick by Pick.
post #2362 of 10779
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaoloM View Post

It's called sharkskin. "Pick by pick" is pedestrian.


 

Oh god.

post #2363 of 10779
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post


I love know-it-all 18-year olds. Of course, the simple notion that the Brits use a different term rather than the one used at PS MTM hasn't occured to them yet.

Why don't you spend a few more rambling posts talking about how PS MTM is really "bespoke" and then back-tracking? That was fun.

P.S. - Its Pick AND Pick and not Pick by Pick.

+ 1

Also remind me never to have anything made by Paul Stuart MTM. I would hate to be served by pedantic, snobby, know-it-alls, like dear Paolo. ffffuuuu.gif Definitely not a good advertisement for PS MTM services.
post #2364 of 10779
Quote:
Originally Posted by S. Able View Post

Chocolate brown birdseye:

Will it work for an odd jacket?

I also don't think so - it would remind me of suiting. I can't really give a good reason as to why. Maybe it's the stark demarcation between the "eye" and the background.

As an aside, I do have a chocolate brown wool/cashmere sportscoat made from this fabric. It's an Isaia I picked up from Sierra Trading Post. The pattern seems like a sportscoat version of the birdseye - it's a lot fuzzier in appearance and the "eye" and the background are very close in color and blend in with each other. I don't know what the weave would be called but it's probably my favorite sportscoat. It has a lot of surface texture which is what I like (it also fits like a glove.)

500

Someone once referred to it as "crow's eye" but I've never heard that term before or since.
Quote:
Originally Posted by academe View Post


+ 1

Also remind me never to have anything made by Paul Stuart MTM. I would hate to be served by pedantic, snobby, know-it-alls, like dear Paolo. ffffuuuu.gif Definitely not a good advertisement for PS MTM services.

Now that we've settled the pick-and-pick question... wink.gif

Any tropical weight pick-and-picks out there that anyone knows of? Fresco has a bit of surface interest but it's not quite the same thing.
Edited by tim_horton - 8/7/11 at 9:16am
post #2365 of 10779

That looks like a barleycorn weave. I've usually seen it in tweeds, but Harrisons has a couple flannels that look similar.

post #2366 of 10779
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parker View Post

That looks like a barleycorn weave. I've usually seen it in tweeds, but Harrisons has a couple flannels that look similar.


Looked it up online and it appears you are right. worship.gif

I really like it, I'm not a fan of loud sportscoats and mine tend to be solids but this really gives a nice amount of texture and keeps it from looking like a suit jacket. I'd be stoked if I could find it in navy.

EDIT: http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/125003/barleycorn#post_2188705

EDIT: Minnis has some barleycorn on their website but it's in their Harris tweed range. What I have is a wool/cashmere mix, definitely smoother and less nappy than tweed.
Edited by tim_horton - 8/7/11 at 11:29am
post #2367 of 10779
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaoloM View Post

... "Pick by pick" is pedestrian.

WTF does this even mean in this context?
post #2368 of 10779
If you rub sharkskin fabric in the wrong direction will it cut your hand? confused.gif
post #2369 of 10779
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lonneker View Post


WTF does this even mean in this context?

Maybe he meant that it's laconic?
post #2370 of 10779
I thought he meant like plebian, in the adjective sense.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread