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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Well-Known Member

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    Must have been really heavy (or that you wear it once every few months) such that it has lasted for so long!
     
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  2. Slewfoot

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    True, but if one wants texture than a 3 piece on somewhat cooler days is fine to me. I've done it many times. Only received compliments if anything at all.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    at most once a week, but really more like 2-3x/month, in fall-winter only.
     
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  4. unclesam099

    unclesam099 Well-Known Member

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    Just looking at the site, I like the 6516 (9oz) described as Dark Blue

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  5. P-K-L

    P-K-L Well-Known Member

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    I got a jacket from that cloth (6516) - it is not bad but I would look for something heavier the next time - the 9oz weight makes it a bit flimsy.
     
  6. RogerC

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    I was thinking of making a completely uncanvassed, washable summer jacket from this cloth. Would you think this would work?
     
  7. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. I believe that is the swatch I was eyeing for my suit. Its a fine line, I want the linen to be pretty light/cool but would like it to have some body.
     
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  9. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Well-Known Member

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    Were we talking lighweight?

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  10. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Slew, Roger, ET, and Manton. I'll look more into flannel and hopsack then.
     
  11. Liquidus

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  12. Liquidus

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    Does anyone know a way to purchase Smith Woolens fabric direct? The maker itself seems to be not on the internet, and Isles Textiles Group, their US distributor, has not responded to my email. I will try calling them.
     
  13. Lovelace

    Lovelace Well-Known Member

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    I've has several suits made out of Dugdales T&C books over the years. That's workhorse fabric.

    The low prices are probably trade prices.

    For example if a member of the public pays £60 per metre for cloth on the Minnis website a tailor wouldn't be paying that even after discounting for VAT.
     
  14. RogerC

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    I couldn't say to what extent they're trade prices, but in the EU, 20pct VAT is added.
     
  15. Liquidus

    Liquidus Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean "workhorse" in a good or bad way?
     
  16. RogerC

    RogerC Well-Known Member

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    I have a colleague with a suit in this fabric. To him, it's workhorse in a good way: doesn't wrinkle too much, wears hard, looks good.
     
  17. Lovelace

    Lovelace Well-Known Member

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    A good way.

    They're the kind of cloths you have your work suits made out of. Hardy stuff, nothing fancy.

    The Town Classics book has some nice full-milled chalkstripes. Very English.
     
  18. Lovelace

    Lovelace Well-Known Member

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    I can well imagine a suit made out of some of the cloth in that book looking quite donnish.
     
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  19. RogerC

    RogerC Well-Known Member

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    It's a Skoda cloth. Nothing fancy, but everything you need is right there.
     
  20. Lovelace

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    You mean a re-badged Audi?
     

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