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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Well-Known Member

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  2. Ralphie

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    Question to all out there on this thread.
    How does one determine if a cloth will look better as a jacket or a suit?
    Obvious patterns aside, I am looking at a few flannels (Glens Checks etc..) from Fox Brothers and thinking of having them made up as a jacket to go with plain charcoal.navy blue trousers or jeans. But something tells me it might look like an odd suit jacket, is there any guidance on this ?
     
  3. Slickman

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    Generally I tend to stick with worsteds and flannel for suits, tweed for odd jackets, and flannel for odd trousers. I would say that there are many exceptions such as the navy hopsack as a sport coat, even though it is suiting, or tropical weight worsteds for warmer weather odd trousers. I think color also divides fabrics use, such as greys being used for full suits or odd trousers but not as jackets, and blues being used as jackets or full suits, but not as odd trousers. Brown being a quitessential sport coat color, etc. Pattern also plays a big role, such as POW which when in a small scale as a worsted is pure suiting, but as a tweed in large scale in brown with an overcheck is jacketing, all depends on the cloth type, color, pattern, scale of the pattern, etc.
     
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  4. Ralphie

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    Using these as an example, do you think jacket/sports coat would look good, or like an orphaned jacket ?
     
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    each of those is for a suit, not sport coat.
     
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  6. Slickman

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    Suits, not jackets, definitely not trousers
     
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    I used to joke about wanting to get a cape like they used to wear n the late 1800's. Well, my girlfriend bought me one. Still can't muster up the courage to wear it out.
     
  8. Despos

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    So you only wear it around the house? Or when fighting crime?
     
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    Usually only when conjuring up my evil plans.
     
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  10. TRINI

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    Killa Cam's bringing them back:

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  11. Slewfoot

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    Larry David has always been ahead of the fashion curve.

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    Or fighting crime around the house?


    It seems he used furniture blankets as early prototypes

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    Use it - it is a wonderful garment
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  14. poorsod

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    So do regular tailors make capes or do you have to find a cape maker? A couple weeks ago my British Warm was insufficient for the cold and I actually was wondering if having a cape for another layer would be nice.
     
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    I'd just deal with the cold.
     
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  16. dopey

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    Capas sesena in Madrid sells online, though they have much more in stock in the shop (worth a visit). They will make to order, though didn't have time for that. The main models are available online.
     
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  17. Despos

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    Didn't know you guys could be out when the sun is out
     
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    No midnight sun here, and no polar bears in the street of Copenhagen either!:nodding:
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  19. poorsod

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    I believe they are supposed to twinkle in sun these days. Or so say my women friends who were into Twilight.
     
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    *Although they do sometimes have spectacular mullets.
     
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