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The Rubinacci Thread.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by whnay., Jun 6, 2008.

  1. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    Will says, "Solaro is an open weave 11/12 ounce cloth that's actually heavier than most men's winter suits. It's the open weave that's important for summer wear in mild temperatures (I'm using the term summer in the English sense - Solaro would be too warm for truly scorching temperatures but that's OK as it never gets truly hot in the City) because it lets air flow through the cloth so it wears cool." http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/...or-summer.html
     


  2. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That Matteo guy always looks good. Is that a Rubinacci suit?
     


  3. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    That Matteo guy always looks good. Is that a Rubinacci suit?

    I don't think he uses Rubinacci.
     


  4. George

    George Senior member

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    Will says, "Solaro is an open weave 11/12 ounce cloth that's actually heavier than most men's winter suits. It's the open weave that's important for summer wear in mild temperatures (I'm using the term summer in the English sense - Solaro would be too warm for truly scorching temperatures but that's OK as it never gets truly hot in the City) because it lets air flow through the cloth so it wears cool." http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/...or-summer.html
    For some reason I seem to recall Solaro being an open weave. However, it's been a while since I looked at the stuff, so I may be mistaking it for something else. If some have seen it quite recently then it's likely to be fresher in their mind than mine. I'll have another look the next time I'm at the tailors as a refresher. If it isn't an open weave I'd be interested in knowing how they achieve the effect. I shall consult with a friend in the know.
     


  5. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I have some sample at home that I can take close-ups of if it will help settle this brouhaha.
     


  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I have some sample at home that I can take close-ups of if it will help settle this brouhaha.

    Don't bogart the fisticuffs, bro.

    Anyway, T4's pics:

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    The ones on the right in the lower photograph are not Solaro, but LP.


    - B
     


  7. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    I don't know shit about shit, but is it possible that some solaro has an open weave and some has a tight weave? There are different makers, different weights, different patterns, etc. It makes sense that it can have different weaves. [​IMG] 2310 and 2312 look like tight weaves to me, but 2309 looks open. As much as I'm enjoying the internet clothing geeks disagreeing, it looks like both may be right (or wrong, for the pessimists).
     


  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Clearly though, the red is visible not through the weave but because of how the red thread is woven into it.
     


  9. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    2312 is going to make such a pimp 3roll2 suit. might get two patch
     


  10. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    I have some sample at home that I can take close-ups of if it will help settle this brouhaha.

    You're firing up the electron microscope just for us? Yay!

    I don't think a cloth needs to be open to exhibit that kind of shimmer or coloring. There are lots of cloth I've seen where the backside is predominantly a different color than the front, and the weaving brings it to the front. I'm thinking of all the dual-color linings, which are definitely not open weave.

    --Andre
     


  11. voxsartoria

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    2312 is going to make such a pimp 3roll2 suit. might get two patch

    Very dopey of you.


    - B
     


  12. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Very dopey of you.


    - B


    He's my svengali.
     


  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    2310 and 2312 look like tight weaves to me, but 2309 looks open. As much as I'm enjoying the internet clothing geeks disagreeing, it looks like both may be right (or wrong, for the pessimists).

    Your pic is small and cute, like you.


    - B
     


  14. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    He's my svengali.

    I assume that you meet at Zabar's.


    - B
     


  15. ljrcustom

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    I assume that you meet at Zabar's.


    - B


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    -LR
     


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