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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Sounds kind of charming.
     
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    I find that it will bag around the knees before anything other type of cloth (I don't own tweed trousers so maybe a loosely-woven tweed will wear out faster).

    Flannel seems reluctant to hold its shape after a bit of wear - pockets droop a little, etc. I imagine that's part of the charm but I don't especially like that aspect and wear flannel suits sparingly for that reason (in addition to the fact that I'm almost always warm).
     
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    I love the look and heft of heavy twill, gab, and serge fabrics, but they seem to shine very fast at the seat and around the pockets and such.
     
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    For what you do for a living, get the houndstooth 3 piece. You won't regret it. Fox makes a great one.
     
  6. Cantabrigian

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    I've noticed the same thing on twills (and all of the three you listed are types of twill / diagonal weaves). I suspect - based on my not especially detailed knowledge of weaving - that fabrics which have more of the thread exposed between weaves which you need for a twill leads to more shine.

    Plain / poplin weaves would then be the answer.
     
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    Any sense of whether the color of the fabric makes a difference in terms of this type of shine effect? I'm thinking a heavy tan twill could make an excellent odd trouser and wondering if the shine effect would be less pronounced than on say a grey or navy.
     
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    It seems that darker colors it is more apparent so that logic makes sense to me. Maybe I should stick to 16oz fresco for the wintertime.
     
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    An all-fresco wardrobe?
     
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    Fresco shoes are nice.
     
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    La Divina Commedia di Dante is quite nice.
     
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    For which sartorial sins are we reserving circles 8 and 9 of hell?
     
  13. patrickBOOTH

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    Lapel flowers, full Windsors, and bracelets.
     
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    Most all of my suits are staples so having some fun at this point is fine.



    Don't think I'd get an extra pair of trousers as I just wear suits enough. Not sure I'll ever wear one out as I only wear each suit 5 - 6 times a year. I usually get each suit with side tabs and buttons inside for suspenders if I choose.



    Good stuff! A pity each cut is only 3.3 meters as I would need more for a 3-piece.



    Yeah, I think so too. I'll probably end up doing the Minnis as the teeth are a bit bigger I believe and the cloth a bit denser. If I was in a warmer climate like you I would probably lean towards the Fox as well.
     
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  15. S K M

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    True that. But if you like the stuff you could write him and see if anything could be arranged. Would love to see it made up [​IMG]
     
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    It's the houndstooth flannel still available from Minnis? Haven't seen it on the website for a long time.
     
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    Or just get the trousers with belt loops, which will not show under the waistcoat when properly fitted and worn with the braces - this is what we peasants do :cheers:
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    Heresy!!! :devil:
     
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    I have a pair of tweed trousers and they bag like crazy, but get back in shape easily with pressing. I made the mistake of getting them quite slim, and did the same thing with a pair of flannels, which bag quite a bit at the knees as well. I have another pair of flannels with wider legs that I wore a lot last season and it hasn't bagged or drooped at all, maybe it needs more wear...
     

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