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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. emptym

    emptym Well-Known Member

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    Drapers has something similar to the first pic. I'd call the cloth oatmeal. It's in this pic, second from left:
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    L to R: Drapers khaki cavalry twill, Drapers oatmeal flannel, Drapers light gray flannel, Minnis light gray flannel.

    Don't know the Dugdale, but for really hot weather, Minnis 8/9 oz is better than Smiths, which comes in 10 or 11.5 iirc.
     
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  2. naviC

    naviC Active Member

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    That Drapers kahki calvary twill has such a deep texture... can i ask where you got them from?
     
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  3. Concordia

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    The Smiths 3-ply is pretty light--- more so than the 4-ply that got Finmeresco's name out there. And it drapes beautifully.
     
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    The Drapers cavalry looks excellent. How heavy is it?
     
  5. emptym

    emptym Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I got the Drapers cavalry twill from Ambrosi a few years ago. It's a great fabric. I don't know its weight, but I'd say it's relatively lightweight, something like 12 oz.
     
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  6. C&A

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    The unfunded liability above just got funded. Will be laying my hands on it this weekend. In the meantime some pictures from my tailor.

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  7. Slickman

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    Looking to improve Well-Known Member

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    Wow!

    Makes me wonder what he did with my piece... I guess I'll have to wait to see.

    MtB
     
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    He didn't send any photo's of your prova unfortunately. It is ready though and you can check it out Saturday afternoon. On the Dutch board I uploaded some more pictures of provas and finished stuff he will take with him this weekend (and I sent you a pm there).
     
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  10. sprout2

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    That jacket is beautiful.
     
  11. Cantabrigian

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    I might be able to help.
     
  12. Despos

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    IIRC, Breanish is distributed by Jodek International, Beverly Hills, CA. in the US
     
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    +1. Very expensive through Jodek.
     
  14. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

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    Yup, and they charge a boatload for it. Surprised Jodek is still in business after they lost the big Harrisons / Lessers account. They seem to carry much smaller labels now.
     
  15. TheTukker

    TheTukker Well-Known Member

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    Very nice C&A - did you consider a suit?
     
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    Awesome sportcoat! Wear it well.
     
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  18. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    Breanish is not a good candidate for anything involving trousers.
     
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  20. C&A

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    Thanks for the nice comments ! Antonio Panico's showroom is a bit nicer than the one you see in these photo's. It's a tailor residing in the Milano / Como region whom T4, myself and a few others have been bringing to Holland for a couple of years now, mainly catering to members of the Dutch styleforum. Gianni Lovadina. No internet presence whatsoever. Quite a competent tailor and a very nice, reliable gentleman. And at a very very good price point. Apart from local Italian clients he does some bespoke work for a few high end stores in Milano, and he travels with some frequency to a few European countries. Given the downturn of the Italian economy he is now considering more overseas trips. When I have time I will make a thread about him. His work recently also got fearured in a Dutch magazine called Quote as the editor of the bespoke section saw Gianni's work when he had some pants made by Salvatore Ambrosi, and ordered an overcoat from Gianni.
     
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