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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    ^ Seems more like a suiting than a jacketing to me.
     
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  2. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
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  3. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    good explanation, cheers

     
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  4. NeedForTweed123

    NeedForTweed123 Well-Known Member

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    Okay thanks. So worsted flannel doesn't look like that? I apologize for the uneducated questions, I am new to buying flannel trousers.
     
  5. mactire

    mactire Well-Known Member

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    No bother pal, we all learn the same way. A worsted flannel is a worsted cloth that has a very milled finish to raise the nap or hairs of the cloth. A woollen flannel will be made of woollen spun yarn, and have a similar raised finish when new. However fibres will continue to raise on its surface as it is worn until it wears out.
     
  6. honpan

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    Would like to know more source of quality (and reasonably priced) linen, too, for jacket and shirt. What are your preference?
     
  7. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know where I can buy some washed denim shirting, possibly made by Albini?
     
  8. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Well-Known Member

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    Denim shirting- Piccolo in Naples. Contact them via email
     
  9. Shirtmaven

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    the denim is made by the albiate Division.

    it is great quality.

    I don't remember if i could buy it washed and faded or not.

    I doubt there are many shirtmakers who know how to fade indigo denim.

    I have some indigo twill shirting.
    My attempt to fade with lemon juice was not great.
    my attempt to fade with bleach was a disaster. (sort of Tie-dye)

    I usually just wash it to get most of the residual dye out.
     
  10. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Carl. I've been trying to get something like the lightest of the shades seen here:

    [​IMG]

    I tried calling Rosen & Chaddick, but they didn't have any denim shirting (only chambray and some very heavy denim stuff, they said). My shirtmaker, unfortunately, doesn't have what I'm looking for either. Unfortunately, as you know, most distributors won't sell to the public, so I'm hoping maybe I can find some fabric shop I can buy from.
     
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  11. Shirtmaven

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    I looked at that collection.
    again, I do not remember if it came washed or raw.

    i do not have anything that shade.
    I have a customer who wants that as well.

    I might try to bleach the fabric again.

    you are welcome to buy a shirt length and mess around with it. the fabric is good quality from italy,

    if you go to the garment district. look in the cheap no name fabric stores as well
     
  12. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again, Carl. I'm afraid if you weren't successful at washing the fabric, I'll be even less so.

    Will keep searching. If I find something suitable, I'll let you know.
     
  13. sprout2

    sprout2 Well-Known Member

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    That lightest shade in the Albiati looks good. I'd like some of that myself.
     
  14. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember, did the tan flannel group order come together?
     
  15. Grammaton Cleric

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    Please keep us updated if you find a source - that looks very nice.
     
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  16. S K M

    S K M Well-Known Member

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    +1 :lurk:
     
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  17. ~ B ~

    ~ B ~ Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, to update on the Bonfanti shirtings - price-wise we're looking at 30-50 euros/m depending on type.

    Any requests for patterns? I'm thinking red gingham micro check, sky blue butcher stripe, and sky blue glen plaid to start...

    Any preference for cotton-linen vs pure cotton?
     
  18. DavidLane

    DavidLane Well-Known Member

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    @dieworkwear I recently caught this shirt via Tumblr, made up by Luxire. I have had some experience with them and for the better part of what they made for me did a good job. My best results were when I sent in pieces to have copied which is relatively easy to do.

    I plan to have a piece made up similar to this below, and they do the custom fading upon request and for an additional fee (30$). It may not be the best option, but this shirt here (minus all the hand work) not my thing, looks pretty darn good.

    [​IMG]

    DL-
     
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  19. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Hm, that cloth looks more like a faded poplin or something, rather than denim? Maybe I should contact them to ask. Thanks for the tip.
     

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