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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    :wow:
     
  2. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Well-Known Member

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    Perfect, I was only interested in getting a single pant leg made anyways.
     
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  3. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Tonik has always been crazy expensive. That actually sounds better than what I remember, I recall hearing a price of $300/yard five years ago.
     
  4. poorsod

    poorsod Well-Known Member

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    I recall getting Lesser at $150-$200 per yard. Smiths at about $135 per yard. So I think the meter price for Tonik is in the right ballpark. I think Minnis and Fox seem cheaper because you can get them without a middleman.

    How much does Harrison's go for?
     
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  5. Slewfoot

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    Remember that it's not the weight of the fabric that's important, it's the breathability. Hold any fabric sample up to the light to see how open and see-through it is to make the final determination. There are 13oz fabrics that will "feel" lighter than 10oz ones.
     
  6. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

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    My tux is a midnight-blue Smith mohair. Fantastic cloth.
     
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  7. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    ^^ Mine too.

    Re: slew's point, it really does depend on your constitution. E.g,, the Minnis 9/10 fresco is quite airy and I really like the cloth however I cannot wear it in even moderate warmth. To me it is purely a tween suit, not summer, not winter.
     
  8. brokencycle

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    That is about what I was quoted last year.
     
  9. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know of a book that has something like this jacket?
     
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  10. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback on the Smiths, going to stick with it. Didn't even realize Smiths had a mohair book. Lesser Tropical had a very nice pow with blue overcheck in three different shades that piqued my interest but decided to try something new.
     
  11. kolecho

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    +1. Oyster has a more "rustic" finish compared to Smith's and Lesser's 12/13 oz equivalent, which I prefer. I have several of them and they all make up very well.
     
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  12. forex

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    Cleaning out some fabrics that I decided not to make, pm me with interest, I will make a sales thread soon:
    First one is Minnis sharkskin, 11 oz. Followed by Minnis flannel, I believe it is 14oz
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    Harrisons P&H navy donegal, Minnis Alsport russell plaid 17oz and LL brown houndstooth shetland 14 oz
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    Also Minnis fresco in Wheat, the brown one is gone:

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  13. Slickman

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    Houndstooth is sitting in my closet, why do u want to sell such nice fabric?
     
  14. forex

    forex Well-Known Member

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    Way too much tweed, it's very nice, I agree.
     
  15. terrorsquad

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    As an insider, I can tell you that Harrisons and Lesser prices are much2 less then that unless your talking about the Golden Bale from Lesser
     
  16. ThinkDerm

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    Photos of the tux? Who made it up?
     
  17. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    why selling the Minnis flannel?
     
  18. Eustace Tilley

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    No photos. Meyer & Mortimer.
     
  19. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    I really enjoyed going through those Smith's swatches. I chose the 14oz all wool midnight blue because that had my favorite weave, but one of the MB mohair was a close second. I still have the swatches somewhere.
     
  20. brokencycle

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    forex, you're killing me. So many nice fabrics.
     

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