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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. dan'l

    dan'l Well-Known Member

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    I think it may be a Japanese thing rather than blogger group think. I saw a dapper gentleman in Tokyo last fall wearing a SC with a very similar pattern and tone and it caught my eye. A couple months later I saw Akamine-san's photo on The Sartorialist.
     
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    Foo, could you please elaborate? Are you saying that a dark houndstooth cloth is more versatile?
     
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    Yes, I do. The lighter houndstooth in question looks a lot less season-appropriate in cold weather, and I don't know about you, but I don't exactly reach for tweed in the spring and summer.
     
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    Breanish!!!!
     
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    I think you guys may be convincing me to reconsider my choice. I like the second one. Which mill is it from?
     
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    Should be M&E if I am not mistaken.


    Does anyone have experience with Reid & Taylor's Escorial?
     
  7. C&A

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    Got this liability funded. Luckily winter just kicked in again here in Holland, so I can actually wear it right now.


    Some quick iPhone pictures. Have to decide whether to lengthen the sleeves a touch.

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    As you can see my tailor made it up with the apex pointing up. He was very clear about that being the way to make it up. May have to do with the Italian name for this weave, ‘Cappello da prete’ IIRC, which I understand to be ‘Priest’s hat’. Coincedetally, I saw this post yesterday about an exhibition of Vittorio De Sica’s clothes. http://ilclub.stilemaschile.it/2013/03/11/cappotticidio-mostra-su-de-sica-p-1/ .
     
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    My barley corn is made up with the apex pointing up so no judgment here.
     
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    Very interesting bit of trivia, and the coat looks smashing.
    De Sica's is also grand.
    Barleycorn overcoat, shortlisted...

    Maybe it was feeling that the golden/wheat barleycorn discussed upthread was more reminiscent of actual corn that prompted me to suggest a downward point. But in these gray/brown shades, the "tricorni" orientation looks very handsome indeed.
     
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    Did you feel a direction to the cloth?
     
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    Tautz lapels? Who made it?
     
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    T4 claims he made it.
     
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    ^ I can't tell from the render whether the apex is pointing up or down
     
  15. M. Charles

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    my unfunded liabilties are completely unbalanced. i have 8+ lengths of fall/winter tweed and nothing for spring. so i'm trying to unload a few of the latter and acquire the former.

    i know Andrew Rogers stopped sourcing cloth a few years back. are there any others who now do this?
     
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    You mean as opposed to buying directly from a merchant like Harrisons or Minnis?
     
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    There's a few folks on this thread that dabble in fabric - member "squiggle B squiggle" seems well plugged into some fabric shops, for example.
     
  19. M. Charles

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    thanks. i was very actively involved in the forum a few years ago but have been away for the most part, so i haven't kept up to date

    anyone know if a good maker of darkish chambray cloth suitable for a jacket? or something similar?
     
  20. Slickman

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    If anyone's interested, I'm thinking about unloading my 2.5m of LL city gunclub at cost
     
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