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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. sprout2

    sprout2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I had that one earmarked already [​IMG]
     
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  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    @unbelragazzo

    Would this LL blue with navy windowpane be ok for an SC? Or is it more of a suit fabric?



    As a suit. @Slewfoot
     
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    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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  4. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    The problem with that as a coat is that it would be hard to pair with odd trousers. Light gray ... sure. Not much else.
     
  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    The LL agnelli is very grey-blue

    What about a more blue saturated cloth like the one below? Would that help with the pants contrast?

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    I could see it being worn with light and mid grey flannels,tan flannels, tan cords, and maybe very heavy weight khakis


    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0021/6772/products/Pants_Italy_VBC_120s_Flannel_2013_Dark_Gray_01_2048x2048.jpg?v=1382211100[img]
    [img]http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0021/6772/products/Pants_Italy_VBC_120s_Flannel_2013_Tan_01_2048x2048.jpg?v=1382211108
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  6. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    easier to pair, certainly
     
  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Some blue SC tweeds I can't decide on


    Callum Maclean unfortunately sold out of the cloth below. It was my first choice (Butt of Lewis 211)

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    Lovat has this Kirkton. Got a sample and I found it to be too bright

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    http://www.intweed.co.uk/goods-for-...ns/medium-weight-lovat-mill-kirkton-tweed-584

    Also find the LL herringbone on top hereto be too bright

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    LL Barley is slightly better

    http://www.thelondonlounge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11308
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    Vox and @C&A have used W Bill donegal

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    That anonymous windowpane. Now that I see it next to the Lovat Kirkton, it's probably too bright as well. That BOL tweed might be the perfect shade

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    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    This may give you a better idea with the cloth funded. The jacket was made by GY.
     
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  10. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    That is quite nice, T.

    Any fit pics?
     
  11. tchoy

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    Not as yet this beast is over 20 oz our autumn has been very mild, I'll take a fit pic when it gets colder.
     
  12. dieworkwear

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    I'm thinking about commission a couple of cotton suits and was wondering if anyone has thoughts on the following?

    1. Smoother vs. rougher cottons. Smoother meaning something like Harrison's Mersolair. Rougher meaning something like Brisbane Moss’ panama weave. I assume the latter will have a more interesting texture, but am not 100% sure if that's a good thing in this case. FWIW, I've found that I like a tighter, smoother weave in my linens.

    2. Any thoughts on the ideal weight? 12oz?

    3. Finally, any leads on books? I wasn't that interested with the Harrisons stuff my tailor showed me.

    FWIW, I'm hoping to wear the jacket and pants separately most of the time. Am also looking for a basic khaki color and then a dark olive green.

    TIA.
     
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  13. AndrewRogers

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    Drapers has a very nice bunch of cottons.
     
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    Was going to say Drapers and Caccioppoli
     
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    Cheers. I just wanted to check. I assumed that they were more or less interchangeable, within the limits of patterns/ colours. Someone got a bit upset when I asked about suit lengths of jacketing material.
     
  16. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Well-Known Member

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    Dunno If I can post this here. I have the following available. Please PM if interested. Left. London Lounge Lee Marvin 2.5 meters.

    R top, Lovat Mills Green Herringbone 2.25 meters.
    R bottom, Lovat Mills windowpane 2.25 meters.

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    John G Hardy Flannel. 2.5 meters.
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    Please PM if interested.
     
  17. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    ^ Beautiful stuff. Wish I had room for POW in my closet.
     
  18. Gianni Cerutti

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    He's really well as color. And the tailor is very good. Beautiful three pieces.
     
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    Many thanks, Andrew and Greg. I'll look into both.

    If anyone has other suggestions, I'd greatly appreciate the advice.
     
  20. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I am relatively new to fabrics, especially anything being worsted wool. I'm looking to get a casual suit made in racing green/olive hopsack. Any ideas where I should start looking?
     

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