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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    It's not so much that the weave is 'open,' as I guess you're using the term. You can't really leave space between the yarns in a plain weave. I mean you can but you'd describe that as a loose weave and it'd get all jumbled up and lack structure.

    The threads are woven together tightly - hence the crisp hand of the cloth - but there is some space beterrn the threads because they are somewhat irregular due to the extra twisting.
     
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    From Kabbaz's hugely informative essay on shirtings (fresco being similar to voile in this regard)

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    Both fresco and plain weave are over one / under one type weaves in both the warp and weft. The difference is that your plain weave - your generic (non twill) worsted is made with yarns like the top one. Fresco would be made with yard like the bottom one.
     
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    Well, put it this way, when put against the light, it looks just like other generic plain weave lightweight wool trousers I own. lets through some light, but not that much. the newer crispaire is more breathable according to edmorel...
     
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    ^^Butch.....love the PS...is it drakes?
     
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    You know it, my brother. :nodding:
     
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    I covet thy pocket square. It's unique!
    Now, I have to go to confession.
     
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    How many Hail Marys does a hank coveting go for these days?
     
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    Gents: I apologize that my photography today is unworthy of your discerning palate. But it's lately been a rare instance that I've headed to the office (newborn at home) and rarer still that I wore something I was proud of. So I figured I'd take the opportunity to post. Sadly, I had no time for pics on the good cam this AM, so Android pics will have to do. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] Loro Piana linen SC, chocolate brown. The fold under at my right side (audience left) is most unfortunate. Brioni shirt, green micro gingham Wool knit tie, navy Unknown linen square Trafalgar belt Loro Piana trou (gray; I have no idea why the look so baggy but they're quite narrow for my frame at 8" leg opening.) Panthy sawx (beige) AE Sanford (chestnut)
     
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    fuck. that color has been sold out everywhere since i first saw it. if you ever tire of it...lemme know your paypal. ;)
     
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    You're welcome. And I have that same SS linen jacket so thumbs up... but I hope those aren't the 80's-era pleated mom-jeans.
     
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    Very nice, the only thing I'm not happy with is the socks. They should match the trousers.
     
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    So, it won't bother you when I say that I got it on sale, for roughly half the original price? :hide:
     
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    I figured. I found the other versions on sale as well....green/blue/white was a close one...almost bought it but i just prefer the blue/white. Id be disappointed if you paid MSRP :lol:
     
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    Haha. Is that opionon very strange??
     
  18. RDiaz

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    I don't see anything wrong with the socks he's wearing, though my preference is non-matching, complementary socks (I wear lots of burgundy and navy lately). Don't really think socks should match your trousers nor your shoes, YMMV though [​IMG]
     
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    I see, and I'm familiar with this view. But matching socks tend to make the legs longer. If that is a wish... and it is easier to match than to compliment. In my life it is.
     
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    Well in this case, I don't think he needs to visually elongate legs [​IMG]

    I guess it's fine to match, I just don't see why they "should" with Pingson's ensemble...
     
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