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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Well-Known Member

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    There you go ruining the fun.
     
  2. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Well-Known Member

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    Looks like pajamas

     
  3. tim_horton

    tim_horton Well-Known Member

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    I looked through a Cacciopoli book at my recent NSM visit, and it was very tasty. In particular, a navy cotton and a tobacco brown linen.
     
  4. bdavro23

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    And not great fitting pajamas either...
     
  5. xizenta

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    Could someone advise regarding Harrison's Mersolair, 54% mohair 46% linen blend? It's 9 ounces.

    I mostly want to know, how is the wrinkle performance? Also appreciate any photos of this collection made up.

    Thanks

    [​IMG]
     
  6. jedwards

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    I think it fits nicely... It's clearly meant to be a comfy cut. I don't know what the word 'drape' truly means so I don't use it, but this suit is definitely meant to be loose and slouchy. (drape?)

    Confused by some of the dissing he gets on SF.
     
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  7. archetypal_yuppie

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    Not dissing him. "Dissing" his suit, if that's what you want to call it when I say it looks like pajamas. I only say it looks like pajamas because it has the pattern and limpness of pajamas.
     
  8. bdavro23

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    In other news, I have funded a liability. Or rather, am funding. I am having a dinner jacket made up of a beautiful cream wool from Ariston for my upcoming wedding. Pictures upon receipt...
     
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  9. dieworkwear

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    Some of the colors are nice, but the mohair really adds some sheen when you see the fabric in sunlight. I'd recommend going for something in pure linen. The London Lounge linens are really nice. Drapers and W Bill are also good sources.
     
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  10. venividivicibj

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    I was looking at the H&S and scabal mohair books, I had heard some good things about both books, does anyone have a preference, or any other recs?

    Was looking for a lighter-than-navy suit with some color variation/depth
     
  11. xizenta

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    I was interested in the Mohair/linen blend in Mersolair for some wrinkle resistance that pure linen won't offer.
    Any idea if it delivers?
     
  12. dieworkwear

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    No idea. You can get almost any kind of linen blend though and it'll wrinkle less than pure linen.
     
  13. lordsuperb

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    The wrinkling is part of the charm, learn to embrace it.
     
  14. kolecho

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    I had a jacket made up a while ago. It does wrinkle (part of the look), but probably not as much as pure linen in the same weight. Wears cool, which is a good thing.
     
  15. cchen

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    this one?

    [​IMG]
     
  16. OxfordDon

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    With sunshine today in London it is natural that a young man's thoughts turn towards linen.

    I know that W Bill is highly regarded in this forum, and I've been very happy with Hardy's medium weight Irish linen as well. Unless I'm mistaken both are merchants, not mills. Does anybody know who actually weaves these for them?
     
  17. cchen

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    I've heard that spence Bryson weaves it
     
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    That's a 2 year old swatch (#33xxx handle) - I don't think Caccioppoli has that same linen in the current book
     
  19. cchen

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    Really? My tailor just ordered it.....
     
  20. gdl203

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    Cool. There's probably stock available. But it's not in the current "cotton & linen" book. From what I understand, the 33 handle is 2013, 34 is 2014 and 35 is 2015. I may be completely mistaken, of course.
     
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