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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. hasnostyle

    hasnostyle Active Member

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    Hey all

    I have a hopefully easy to answer question on fabrics. I was told today that even pure wool is dipped in polyester after its been woven into fabric. As opposed to polyester blends in which the strands of wool are dipped before being woven into fabric. This does not seem right to me. Is it true?

    Edit: i understand some of the people here actual sell fabrics, so i am hoping this will be an easy answer for them
     
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  2. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of that line from She Wore a Yellow Ribbon - Never apologize and never explain--it's a sign of weakness.

    Speaking of which, the Hollywood Costume exhibition at ACMI in Melbourne is pretty good for anyone interested in cinema and/or clothes.
     
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  3. Nolvadex

    Nolvadex Well-Known Member

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    cheers man.

    there was a discussion about suede in wet weather a couple pages back
     
  4. apropos

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    Complete, utter, nonsense.
     
  5. TehBunny

    TehBunny Well-Known Member

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    shit....this always happens on this thread...like 20 pages to catch up on T_T
    Btw how was the MTO process with the camel leather RM's? Is it just a matter of walk in get fitted and stuff then wait (4?) months?
     
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  6. hasnostyle

    hasnostyle Active Member

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    Thanks apropos, that is what i though
     
  7. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up suit no. 5 from Patrick this evening (dark gray Loro Piana 3-ply). Had asked for a wider lapel, a 3-roll-2 front, more drape in the chest, more room in the skirt, a higher rise and slightly more break. Hand-finished as always.

    Could not be happier with the results.

    Also saw their OTR button-downs and could not resist the striped blue model in DJ Anderson linen.

    Decided to another, this one in white Oxford cloth with the same BD collar.

    Wallet complained bitterly(-:

    Will try to post a pic of the suit this weekend. Shirt pics will have to wait till I get it back with the sleeves shortened next week.

    P.S. Good to meet Remy and Pat's missus.
     
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  8. Romp

    Romp Well-Known Member

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    you will enjoy the 3-ply - ive got the blue/grey unlined and its easily my favourite cloth in my rotation
     
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  9. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Well-Known Member

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    Before I forget, wrt cobblers in Sydney, there's a skilled young fella at the mister minit underneath Myers in the city, who does great work. He's training as a shoemaker, and pretty good at re-welting and refurbishing the likes of EG and C&J.

    I believe his name is Nathan.
     
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  10. jmills

    jmills Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty funny - I ordered a suit last week with the same cloth, also in dark grey, and also 3-roll-2 with wider lapels. I guess we have good taste? Looking forward to seeing how yours turned out, it'll keep me going for the next few weeks until I get my own.
     
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  11. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Well-Known Member

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    Hang in there; you won't be disappointed (-:
     
  12. __PG__

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    Where did you get it? I can't fit it on their website. I doubt DJ's would stock a flannel suit but I'll go and check them out tomorrow.
     
  13. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    There is a form in their catalogue where you can go through and select the leather, colour, sole etc you like which is then posted off.

    If I were you, I'd consider just buying their suede craftsman with the rubber composite sole. It would be considerably cheaper.

    I managed to get around Finland and the Netherlands for a couple of months in a pair of dyna sole craftsman without any issue.
     
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  14. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    PG, not sure what size you are but if memory serves thebrownman is selling this suit, 40R if believe.
     
  15. __PG__

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    Generally I'm a 42R/L, not sure I could squeeze into a 40R.
     
  16. Nolvadex

    Nolvadex Well-Known Member

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    I grabbed the suit last year so not sure if its still available. You could check in store if you are close to one.
     
  17. boff

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    I bought mine in their sale in January so I doubt it's "mainline" any more. If you are in Sydney, best bet would be their outlet at Birkenhead Point.
     
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    Are moleskin jackets in or out? I have never been a big fan but walked past a sportscraft one in DJ's that caught my eye and actually wore pretty well.
     
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    i think MJBale convinced TBM that it was a one off run ... either way its in limited quantity
     
  20. Romp

    Romp Well-Known Member

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    not a fan
     
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