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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    Expect the educated minority, everyone seems to be wearing summer weight through bitter winter, nowadays I don't think it matters that much.
     
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    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    If it is from that place, I am going to bring a lot of money just to buy all the lumbs or lumbs mix.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    linen-silk looks plausible to me
     
  4. dieworkwear

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    Has anyone had any experience with Brisbane Moss' Shakespeare line? I'm thinking of having some chinos made, and this seems like a nice cotton drill fabric. However, from the swatches, it feels like there's a bit of a sheen to it. Am I imagining things?
     
  5. edmorel

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    its nice, I don't recall any sheen, I have the book here somewhere, I'll see if I can take pics. Not to turn this into a sales post, but I have a bolt of Zegna cotton khaki drill that is very nice and cheaper than Brisbane. Actually, I have A LOT of zegna cotton.


    Here is the Crispaire that was mentioned earlier, my pics stink. Its actually very nice, feels great when worn and I think represents a great value.

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    The blue here in the botttom (a shade or two lighter than navy) is very nice:

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    Some stripes if you want to get your pimp on:

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    The blue on the right would make an awesome summer sportcoat:

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  6. poorsod

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    I didn't realize there was a Crispaire nailhead. Now I don't have to find a fresco nailhead.
     
  7. edmorel

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    I fight for those that can't fight for themselves.
     
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  8. Patrick R

    Patrick R Well-Known Member

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    As someone new to bespoke, it seems odd to me that people would buy their own materials and bring it to the tailor to make up. With my lack of background, it is nearly certainly better that I go to my tailor who has access to and far greater experience with more fabric than I do and work from there. Apparently that is not the case for many in this thread. Is it simply a matter of chasing limited runs and/or deadstock fabric or are there other reasons to source the material yourself?
     
  9. Lovelace

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    I'm sure there are nailheads in the Harrisons Frontier book.
     
  10. Lovelace

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    One reason is that the tailor may not have a trade account with a particular merchant.

    Some tailors refuse to so CMT
     
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  11. edmorel

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    For the most, you are best going with what your tailor offers. The reason you see people here get their own fabrics are very varied. Some have tailors that don't carry the mill that they want, others may have tailors that have big upcharges on the fabric, others do the deadstock thing and others do the one offs (like the LL runs). Me, I like to source my own fabric when it comes to large scale sportcoat fabrics because its hard to see how the fabric will look from a small swatch.
     
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  12. Mr. Pink

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    Do you think the two wear about the same--in terms of temperature?
     
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  13. sprout2

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    So which of those Crispaires is the brown you were talking about? Half of them look purple to me.
     
  14. dopey

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    Third from the top, left side (my blue one is fifth from the top)

    Ed's color renderings are off.
     
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  15. bboysdontcryy

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    They wear fairly similarly in terms of coolness. You might want to take the following comments with a pinch of salt, but, I've spoken with two tailors and they think that the Frontier, whilst being fairly good cloth, is not exceptional, and they advised against having suits made up in Frontier, giving the reason as being 'If you're paying so much for bespoke, I think it'd make more sense to use a better cloth than the Frontier. One that looks more beautiful when made up'. Something to that effect.
     
  16. Cantabrigian

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    Is this second from the bottom lound enough for a casual sort of summer sportscoat?

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  17. Cantabrigian

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    :blush:

    Yea - his style changed quite a bit from his old forum posts to the tumblr years.
     
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  18. msulinski

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    Thanks for posting this
    That blue you mentioned looks good. Do you know what the weight is? I am looking for something less than 9 oz
     
  19. RogerC

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    There's a sticker on the swatches indicating the weight.
     
  20. TRINI

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    Ed - what's the price difference b/ween the Crispaire and the Fresco?
     

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