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post #6826 of 12526
Looking closely I think it's actually a black/white herringbone. What's weird is he's wearing a pair of solid mid-grey flannels of almost the exact same shade. Not a good look IMO. Looks like he was just hungover when he got dressed.
post #6827 of 12526
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

I have no idea what "louchey" means.

Silk because I love the look of dupioni. Not much sheen to it. Most people don't even recognize it as silk, but the texture and hand is very nice. I prefer dupioni to linen not just for wrinkle resistance, but pretty much across the board.

Then I would pick a different color than brown. It just doesn't go with the fabric, IMHO.

Louchey means it goes with cigars and champagne. It has connotations of being slightly disreputable as well. Perhaps this is all because the dupioni silk I remember best is Michael Corleone's in the Godfather.
post #6828 of 12526
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

Thinking of making this fabric into a suit.

2 piece. Unlined, soft shouldered/unconstructed. Sort of a casual vibe.

What thinks the collective? I was originally thinking of something lighter, more in a tan, but this brown is attractive. Would it go well in a suit of the type I am describing?

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Doesn't silk tend to wear really warm and not breathe very well? If you're planning on this being a casual autumn suit, that might not be a problem though.
post #6829 of 12526
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Originally Posted by Dewi View Post

Doesn't silk tend to wear really warm and not breathe very well? If you're planning on this being a casual autumn suit, that might not be a problem though.

It's really meant for summer evenings. It is hot, as you say, but dupioni is always thought of as a summer fabric. You see it fabric books for summer jacketings and suitings, never in F/W books (or at least I never have).
post #6830 of 12526
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

It's really meant for summer evenings. It is hot, as you say, but dupioni is always thought of as a summer fabric. You see it fabric books for summer jacketings and suitings, never in F/W books (or at least I never have).

Interesting. I don't know where Kai is, but there's no way I could wear silk as a summer fabric, even in the evenings, here in Atlanta. Unless the occasion was entirely indoors and air conditioned, I'd sweat through it quite quickly, I would think. Of course, I'm the guy that can wear fresco as a year round fabric, so take that with a grain of salt.

The colour of it made me think it would work well for autumn, as well as the warmth factor.
post #6831 of 12526
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

It looks like jacketing to me and not a suit. You can take a look at the Harrison Glorious Twelve 25332 that looks similar is around 330 grams. Having seen too many herringbone patterns in flannel, tweed is your best bet.

Thanks. I have looked at the 25332 on the website and he pic looks very nice. I also saw a similar one from Harris Tweed 24304. Are they similar? Which one is recommended? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Looking closely I think it's actually a black/white herringbone. What's weird is he's wearing a pair of solid mid-grey flannels of almost the exact same shade. Not a good look IMO. Looks like he was just hungover when he got dressed.

I noticed that also and think that looks fine wink.gif
post #6832 of 12526

Some new unfunded liabilities for me. The seersucker is the Zegna I got from Edmorel while the rest are Lessers. My favourite is the blue Golden Balesmile.gif Next up will be the 1st special edition H.Lesser Tropical; just got the samples and they are great.

 

post #6833 of 12526
What is special about that edition?
post #6834 of 12526
I would love a suit in that navy seersucker.
post #6835 of 12526
I like the idea of a solid seersucker in cream or pale khaki.
post #6836 of 12526
That would work nicely, too.
post #6837 of 12526
I may have a bit of a problem...the tweed unfunded liabilities at home...probably not doing any of these this Fall as I have two LL fabrics in the works.

AppleMark
post #6838 of 12526
So what is the score card? Is Manton still ahead in the unfunded liabilities count? I was also under the impression that dopey may have a considerable stash too.

I have one coat length that is unfunded with two more suit lengths on the way. I also have four unfunded shirt lengths.

Where is everyone else?
post #6839 of 12526
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

So what is the score card? Is Manton still ahead in the unfunded liabilities count? I was also under the impression that dopey may have a considerable stash too.

I have one coat length that is unfunded with two more suit lengths on the way. I also have four unfunded shirt lengths.

Where is everyone else?

As an aside, I wish Dopey would post more.
post #6840 of 12526
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I may have a bit of a problem...the tweed unfunded liabilities at home...probably not doing any of these this Fall as I have two LL fabrics in the works.

AppleMark

What barleycorn is that, David?

I love the bottom left length as well.
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