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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

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    I've found lightweight flannels to lose their shape over the course of a workday, and pill quite easily. They often need to be re-pressed after every 5-6 wears (even though I never wear them on consecutive days, or more than 2x a week). As I mentioned, the three that I own are from Fox and Drapers, so the merchants / mills in question are top-notch.

    My 15oz. Minnis, in contrast, performs admirably.
     
  2. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    Wearing Air Force blue Minnis 15oz today!:slayer:

    Have 4 or 5 suits in this cloth and love it! Also have one in the Fox 17oz that keeps it's shape best of all but wear hot as one might imagine.
     
  3. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Well-Known Member

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    ^ The 17oz. Fox is great - I have two pairs of trousers made up in the light grey, and they are superstars.
     
  4. tcbrgs

    tcbrgs Well-Known Member

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    How do you guys cope with such heavy cloth do you work in a barn? :) Not sure how I'd cope with the heat in any modern office or commute
     
  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Ask your facilities folks to turn down the heat.
     
  6. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Well-Known Member

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    I don't wear the coat in my office, and I never feel much on my legs.
     
  7. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    Same here.
     
  8. tcbrgs

    tcbrgs Well-Known Member

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    Anything over 12oz and I'm sweating, any office I go to is fully heated these days, unless your walking in the country side or really feel the cold, I struggle to imagine when to wear 17oz+
     
  9. P-K-L

    P-K-L Well-Known Member

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    Single office, own heater and a window that actually opens :)
     
  10. tcbrgs

    tcbrgs Well-Known Member

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    I understand in that scenario, save on your heating bills :)

    In most city offices though, you'll find that the office is heated to the same level all year round (air conditioning), especially in the bigger cities, you'll find most men walking around the offices in mainly just trousers and shirt, jackets and overcoats are mainly for the commute to your car/taxi/tube
     
  11. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    Check out Satorforum.

    If it's less <100 degrees, cloth should be >16oz.
     
  12. tcbrgs

    tcbrgs Well-Known Member

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    I can't tell if this is sarcasm or not? Your in England so I'm going to assume it is
     
  13. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Well-Known Member

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    Sator was an (in)famous SF member, who advocated (very) heavy cloths for every conceivable occasion. He claimed to wear 16oz. suitings to the beach, and purported that heavier cloths were actually more cooling.

    Legend.
     
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  14. Master Shake

    Master Shake Well-Known Member

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    'Tis the way of the Bedouin.
     
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  15. Fishball

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    Old stock, Dormeuil stop selling Sportex many years ago
     
  16. Fishball

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    Don't know yet, may be I can find another Mystery tailor:D
     
  17. aton

    aton Active Member

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    Good on you
    Pls post snapshots of the finished jacket. (- one button and open quarter ?)
     
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  18. Concordia

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    And if > 100, cloth should be > 20oz flannel.
     
  19. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure? I have been told by my friend in the trade that the said brand now relaunch the line.
     
  20. Fishball

    Fishball Well-Known Member

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    Really? They relaunch once in 90's IIRC.
    I didn't see their books, and they don't list it on their website. so I don't know.
    May be the tailors in SF can answer. :)

    If they relaunch the series, I should go to buy some more the orginal, it should be much cheaper :happy:
     

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