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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. OxfordDon

    OxfordDon Well-Known Member

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    Both look great!
     
  2. velomatt

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    Could some one suggest a grey/mid-grey wool with light blue windowpane that would be appropriate for trousers and/or suits?

    I've seen items like this in person, and I think it looks great. But never seem to find such items when I'm searching myself.
     
  3. BigBadBernard

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    Dugdale have a couple in their super 120s range. The windowpane is quite subtle, but I think it works well for a suit.

    I had a pinstripe from the same bunch made up a couple of years back and it wears very nicely as a lighter weight suit. Dugdale's stuff tends to be quite good value and, though I don't usually go for very high super numbers, I would happily have another of these.
     
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  4. lordsuperb

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    [​IMG] Also, what constitutes a recall or a redo by a tailor?
     
  5. venividivicibj

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    You know he's joking right?
     
  6. lordsuperb

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    Ah just posting a picture to get an idea. But I would like to know from @Despos when he thinks a suit should be redone.
     
  7. bdavro23

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    Well played... For the record, I dont think any of these are in bad taste, just that I am not a fan of either of the blues in the wild. The brown seems to do much better to my eye, but opinions are like etc, etc...
     
  8. computingboy91

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    Haha that's actually a light olive/green color. Poor phone snap before I turn it around to the tailor.

    3 roll 2, three patch pockets, natural shoulder, light polished horn buttons! [​IMG]
     
  9. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    I, admittedly, did not...though I'm glad to hear it.
     
  10. Cantabrigian

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    I don't think either cloth looks very good but if you're going to go for that pattern, the larger scale is definitely better.
     
  11. Despos

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    That would be be determined between your tailor and yourself.

    Last time I remade something was 6 or 7 years ago. Client hated the "open quarters". Said who could never wear a jacket cut like that. Since there isn't a way to close the fronts, I remade two jackets. Those were the only 2 (actually 4) jackets I made for him. I think he buys Armani suits now. Designers have cred that tailors only wish they had.
     
  12. sugarbutch

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    I can't really afford you, but from what I've seen of your work, well, let's just say it's good for my finances that you don't come to San Francisco.
     
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  13. Mr. Six

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    If Chris came to San Francisco, I think a lot of us would find our discretionary cash disappearing with a quickness.
     
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  14. lordsuperb

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    Ouch I wouldn't think that as something that needs to be remade.

    I'm talking about shoulders being so narrow that your shoulders are bursting through.
     
  15. greger

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    Coats are sometimes cut so the shoulder fills out the sleeve. These can be very nice. But I haven't seen any for decades. A narrow shoulder so the sleeve comes over the top like a cap.

    Todays world of tailoring is kinda boring, because there's not much to see. When there were lots of tailors there were lots of ideas being done.
     
  16. Despos

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    Post a picture of your jacket
     
  17. Shinystuffbuyer

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    Just discovered this great source for linen shirting fabric. They are the Indian manufacturing arm of Braid and Mcnutt. However, not sure if what they sell in the "domestic" market is as good as what they export. Is there a way to know that?

    http://www.clubburgoyne.co.in
     
  18. mactire

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    By the looks of it is the importing arm of Baird McNutt into India, they cannot call it Irish linen unless woven in Ireland. Anyway you can buy Barid McNutt linens direct from their retail arm here http://jhannaltd.com/
     
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  20. lordsuperb

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    @Merino Bros any chance of getting some pictures of the Harrison's Thistle Vintage Suiting?
     

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