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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    It is based on the Rubi coat. The Rubi coat on the left.
     
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  2. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Well-Known Member

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    Until we see it on an actual person how do we know the scale looks ridiculous?
     
  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Received some fall-winter suiting liabilities today


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    Harrisons Oyster 75761 - grey shark

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    H. Lesser 29772 - charcoal bird (13 oz)

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    H. Lesser 29748 - navy hopsack

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  4. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    Damn, someone is on their game today.
     
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  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    :slayer:
     
  6. jedwards

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    Not my cup of tea, but no hate from me. Don't get why people above are hating on it, as it's not radically different from a lot of estate tweeds that one sees in the classic Scottish bunches.

    A lot of these louder checks can be pulled off by confident dressers, also, probably need to be a fairly tall, broad guy I would imagine.
    It's gotta fit your personality.
     
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  7. PCK1

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    I like it alot...
     
  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    I suppose i could wear it for independence day...
     
  9. razl

    razl Well-Known Member

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    The man is on point!

     
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  10. tchoy

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    The check on the LL cloth is smaller in scale than Rubi jacket that was based.

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    Picture from London Lounge Cloth Club
     
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  11. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    Is there a general rule of thumb for how much warmer a flannel wears vs a worsted?

    Ex - a 13 oz worsted feels the same as a 11oz flannel
     
  12. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    I think that you will find different answers for different people. I personally feel like a 16 oz worsted is as warm as a 10/11 oz flannel.
     
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  13. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    For me, flannel wears about 2 ounces warmer than a typical worsted. So 12 ounce flannel is equivalent to 14 ounce worsted, 14 ounce flannel to 16 ounce worsted.
     
  14. kolecho

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    +1.
     
  15. PCK1

    PCK1 Well-Known Member

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    I saw the LL dandy gun club in its basted form being made up by Liverano this past weekend...I really like that one. Wish I had gotten a jacket length.
     
  16. Concordia

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    The particular worsted makes a difference as well, as does the humidity level. Looking at the LL lineup, for example, the 17oz Mistral breathes remarkably well, and is cooler than almost any flannel I can imagine. But at tight-woven 16oz twill or birdseye from Lesser and a 10/11 flannel will compare reasonably well, until you get a lot of humidity. That will make flannel seem much warmer--to me, anyway.
     
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  17. kolecho

    kolecho Well-Known Member

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    Do you guys think this Fox POW flannel works better as a suiting or a jacketing? Or OK for both?

    It's black check on ecru background.

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  18. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    Looks more like a suit fabric to me from that swatch.

    Superb stuff, jrd.
     
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  19. xizenta

    xizenta Well-Known Member

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    Black POW in my opinion is NOT suiting. It's too harsh for that. That is a jacketing.
     
  20. venividivicibj

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    Depends how large the scale is.
     

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