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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    the fibers have so much spring that they tend to burst the seams. that is, the folds don't want to hold, the cloth wants to stretch itself out flat again. If that makes sense.

    So, if you do it, beware, and definitely don't do more than 3 folds.
     
  2. TheTukker

    TheTukker Well-Known Member

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    :inlove: Who made that up for you?
     
  3. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    What the hell is wrong with you people? Messing with scraps of fresco to make a tie is a PITA and, to me, seems pointless. If you want a dry-finish solid wool tie, call Paul Winston. His lambswool ties are made in the US, cost $35 and came in a dozen colors at one point, though I don't know what is left. I think Dieworkwear did a nice post on it, and you can see the colors there (or maybe on Ivy Style, or both). The only knock is that the lining is thick so I tie a very tight FIH.
    The light brown and lighter-than-navy-that-he-calls-navy and the navy-that-he-calls-midnight are great.

    Here: http://putthison.com/post/46511739825/35-lambswool-ties-id-like-to-meet-paul-winston
     
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  4. poorsod

    poorsod Well-Known Member

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    Looks like A&S.
     
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  5. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

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    Yup, A+S
     
  6. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Well-Known Member

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    Easy there, tiger. Worse things have done than using leftover fabric to make a tie.

    Actually, a fresco banana hammock would be nice, too.
     
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  7. TheTukker

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    Many thanks - very interesting. Had not seen that before. With reinforced I meant that additional fabric could have perhaps been added to the inside of the 'belt', but it sounds like that is not the case.
     
  8. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

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    Oh, got it - no, that's not the case - there is no interlining, but the fabric is double-backed.
     
  9. martinsth

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    Anyone else have any experience/views on whether a fresco mixed with 30% mohair (like the Minnis 0577) wears warmer than an all fresco fabric?
     
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  10. kolecho

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    It wears a tad cooler probably due to the mohair content, but it is significantly pricklier especially on the trousers if you do them unlined.
     
  11. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Well-Known Member

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    They have a slightly darker gray which is I think better suited for a suit.
     
  12. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Well-Known Member

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    I ordered both samples to make a decision. Here's a current one about to be finished.

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  13. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Well-Known Member

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    That's not the one. The one I;m referring to is just a plain mid-gray glen check with no blue overcheck i.e. like the original fabric you posted, except a bit darker.
     
  14. TheTukker

    TheTukker Well-Known Member

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    Got it - very helpful; thanks!
     
  15. sprout2

    sprout2 Well-Known Member

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    ID check on this cloth please.



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  16. emptym

    emptym Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys think of these for sport coats. I like the large glen check Breanish so much I find myself wanting a warm weather version:

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    I lean toward the one on the left, then the right one.

    Any other suggestions for patterned summer sport coats would be much appreciated.
     
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  17. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Well-Known Member

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    The one on the left is the best of the bunch but I would prefer something with more color.
     
  18. Grammaton Cleric

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    +1. None of the three are all that inspiring.
     

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