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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    OK, I can't get LL's houndstooth Shetland out of my mind. It seems like a beautiful cloth, but I'm unsure whether the scale is a touch too big. Is it, or am I just being wimpy?

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    This feels more wearable

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  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    I've seen it in person and didn't think it was too big. Although I preferred the herringbone and remain disappointed that one didn't get made up.
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Nah, I think big is the way to go here. Small is actually harder to wear since it's more likely to overlap with the scale of patterns in shirts and ties.
     
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    Bigger is better!
     
  6. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  7. ThinkDerm

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    big
     
  8. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Ha, thanks everyone. Big it is.
     
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  9. poorsod

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    The herringbone is much more common. You haven't seen any alternatives in the books that you liked?
     
  10. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Well-Known Member

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    Someone sell me the LL houndstooth shetland. Thx.
     
  11. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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  12. edmorel

    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    One of my mistakes in life was ordering a brown houndstooth tweed jacket. Never wore it, never will.
     
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  13. mafoofan

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    I didn't want to say for fear of starting a ruckus.
     
  14. Manton

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    I have one. I love the cloth. The cut is not longer my taste but I can't find the same cloth. If I could, I would get it remade. It's much nicer than any other I have ever seen.
     
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    At what point did you realise that?
     
  16. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Eventually I did but I would have preferred the LL version.
     
  17. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Parker (I think it's Parker) has a really nice brown herringbone, I believe from P&H. Nice, rich, and dark. The photo has floated around here a few times. You didn't like that one, David?
     
  18. Kaplan

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    ^ Made from Porter & Harding Glenroyal 44512.
     
  19. unbelragazzo

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    Hmm that might have been what I ended up with, not sure. I chose it out of the sheet Steed had.
     
  20. edmorel

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    when I first put it on. Unlike the worsted gun club that I have, that took me a bunch of wearings before I realized that I hated it.
     

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