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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. ~ B ~

    ~ B ~ Well-Known Member

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    Hey @dieworkwear, I have a sportcoat in the cotton twill - in the 290gm weight it's not too heavy or warm at all. All relative of course, just keep it as unstructured as possible and turn the A/C up!
     
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  2. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    Excellent. By now I've more or less forgotten exactly what is in the pipeline, so this would be a nice thing.
     
  3. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have access to Drapers?
     
  4. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    Anyone has compared dugdale moleskin with others? Seems overly fuzzy, unlike the olive moleskin jacket posted in the tweed thread which seem more finished.
     
  5. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Well-Known Member

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    I have had three Chinos made in Brisbane Moss and have two more cuts of fabric to be made up. I have used the midweight cotton drill but they also have an heavier version, which I think is probably better for a jacket.
     
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  6. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    Moving back to the less exotic, does anyone have favorite books from Smiths? My only recent purchases were a mohair blend tropical DJ (DB), and a suit that arrived today made from the Botany book. I'm deliriously happy with how that one looks and feels. The risk is that Harrisons will decide it's too close to the Lesser 13oz and won't renew the patterns when they go. This won't shape all of my purchases in the next year, but I'm really surprised how much I like the Smiths quality.
     
  7. Slickman

    Slickman Well-Known Member

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    I had the steadfast book, but gave it to tailor after I was done with it. Excellent cloth, hangs like iron
     
  8. kolecho

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    Another endorsement for Steadfast. Harrisons said they won't replenish Steadfast when stock run out. Pity.

    BTW I still have a jacket's length of Steadfast navy hopsack. Please PM if interested.
     
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  9. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    does anyone know if the smiths books ever going to be online?
     
  10. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    If anyone here is looking to unload any of their unfunded liabilities to help fund some, let me know...:)
     
  11. terrorsquad

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    I have some old Lessers for sale
     
  12. yasu10s

    yasu10s Well-Known Member

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    Do you have any of the Superfine Tropicals or 13oz (not Golden Bale)

    Cheers
    Yasu
     
  13. terrorsquad

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    Have sold those;am left with the 10oz only :) anyone interested in a trade?
     
  14. Concordia

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  15. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    Merino Brothers in HK has a few of them on their website.
     
  16. yasu10s

    yasu10s Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know that the "Summer Comfort" by Edwin Woodhouse is the discontinued Fresco that everyone is raving about?
    Because I live in Japan and a bunch of tailors seem to be able to purchase them. Or are these the new stuff and not as good as the old discontinued ones?
     
  17. bamboo

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    Hi. I thought Summer comfort is 240g and discontinued one (Air wool) is 280g.
    I am not certain so I hope somebody correct me if I am wrong.
     
  18. yasu10s

    yasu10s Well-Known Member

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    Well they are both available at many tailors here
     
  19. DavidLane

    DavidLane Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know a possible source for the shirting fabric below. It is a cotton flannel not sure of the weight, but very soft brushed finish. It was sent as a sample from Carl at CEGO, but he sold the last piece and know I want it even more...[​IMG]

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    TIA for any help and happy holidays.

    DL-
     
  20. Suits and Boots

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    Gentlemen,

    I am planning to have a bespoke coat made and I have questions about fabrics.

    I would like to have a guards coat made in similar style as the coat shown in the pictures below, which is a Double Breasted Pressed Wool Military Jacket made by Burberry. Obviously I will not recreate the details on the sleeves.

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    I am planning to have it made at Dream Bespoke during my upcoming trip to Hong Kong. I have a budget of $1000 USD for the entire coat which can be raised if necessary.

    Questions:

    1. What type of fabric is most suitable to recreate the coat? Are Loden or Melton appropriate materials?

    2. Within my budget, what brands should I consider? How much would they cost?

    3. What fabric weight should I look for? Would 20oz be appropriate? I will wear it to work over a suit in weather around 5°C.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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