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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Twenty percent is extortionate.
     
  2. dopey

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    Soliciting interest for a private run of a large scale black and white glencheck (as initially proposed by @forex and dropped by me) in the 8-10oz range.
    By soliciting interest, I mean I would like to know what people specifically want and don't want. Posting here is good for discussion (and encouraged) but please pm me as well as it is unlikely I will be able to keep track of posts since this thread can move along quickly.
     
  3. Loathing

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    It's funny because any UK citizen living in London (like myself) has always had to pay 20% VAT on any Savile Row suit. So, for an arbitrary reason it was 20% cheaper for me to order a Anderson & Sheppard suit from NYC than from their actual shop in London. Bizarre world we live in. I'm glad they're clamping down, but I hope it doesn't hurt the Row.
     
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  4. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    Dopey, is that for jacketing?
     
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  5. Cantabrigian

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    Shetland?
     
  6. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

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    Is the red-brown on cream with navy border check a possibility in lightweight Shetland? The Duke of Windsor version.
     
  7. Winot

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    Except when you bring it back into the UK you are meant to declare it and pay duty, right?
     
  8. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Well-Known Member

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    Some tailors and shoemakers charge higher rates for their overseas visits. Getting hit with the higher rates plus high tariffs is not fun.
     
  9. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    yes

    that is one of the wools I am looking at. I am waiting for samples

    A lightweight tweed is what I have in mind, but I am focussed on more or less black and white mixes for this.
     
  10. unbelragazzo

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    NMWA is getting some SF-grail Minnis 0656 houndstooth flannel made. We will be using a lot of it for a run of Formosa suits for this fall, but there will be some available for other as well. Here are some pics of the cloth itself:

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    And a couple of suits made up in this fabric belonging to SF legends:

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    We will be selling it for $115/m including US/Canadian shipping. Delivery will around mid-July. If you are interested, send me a PM or email david@nomanwalksalone.com.
     
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  11. Grammaton Cleric

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    Did we finally lock in a color for the Fox light brown trousering?
     
  12. unbelragazzo

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    Going through a little more discussion with Fox now, as they said they couldn't weave the earlier one in a heavy enough weight. Sorry for the delay, hope it will eventually result in the best fabric possible.
     
  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone recommend a nice textured wool-linen blend jacketing in mid blue?

    Something this shade

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  14. Concordia

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    Sort of a slate-blue (not quite RAF) summer hopsack? That would be nirvana.

    A&S have a house special fabric of that general description in a kind of tan that they call olive. I don't know what shop produced it for them, though.
     
  15. gdl203

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    Caccioppoli has a great 60% kid mohair / 40% WV hopsack (340144) - no sheen from the mohair on this one
    Tallia Delfino has a nice hemp/cashmere & silk plain weave (not hopsack 2x2) with a great texture
    Tallia Delfino also has two or three shades of blue hopsack (e.g. #1942, 1944)
     
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  16. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    thanks gdl. do you have those swatches in your books?
     
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  17. gdl203

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    Yes we have all those books here
     
  18. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    snap an iphone pic for us? pretty please?
     
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    I think there's a Harrisons Mirage fabric that fits this description relatively well.
     
  20. jrd617

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    Mirage collection swatches don't appear to be on the harrisons site: http://www.harrisonsofedinburgh.com/collections.html?cs=h

    I did find this on Facebook


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    (Might be more of a navy)
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