Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread - Page 561
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Be aware that if the cloth has a velour finish as you put it i.e. a nap then it is a one-way cloth. One-way cloth such as moleskine, doeskin, corduroy, velvet etc. must be cut in one direction so that the nap all points in the one direction when made up. If this is not done then the cloth will look as if it is different shades when made up.
You;ll need to buy extra meterage to allow for this.
Genuine cashmere is an expensive raw material and often counterfeited by substituting cheaper wool, although the goods are labelled as 100 % cashmere.
Alternatively, clothing containing only a small proportion of cashmere wool is mixed with wool from other animals and labelled as cashmere without detailed declaration.
Can't speak to this particular example, which may be genuine, but I'd be inclined to go with a reputable manufacturer- one of the Scottish cashmere club members like Johnstons, Lockie, Lochcarron etc
What are peoples opinions of this fabric, 100% cashmere, but what do you think of the design? What trousers would you pair it with?Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
John Goldberger (taken from hodinkee.com):
Franco Minucci (taken from unbelragazzo' Pitti thread):
Any ideas? I saw some lovely Breanish Tweed several pages back, but after reading the comments mentioning the difficulty of tailoring it up, I think I will give it a pass for now.