• We would like to welcome Larimars Luxury Menswear as an official Affiliate Vendor. Larimars, based in Ontario, Canada, and specializing in handmade and semi-handmade shirts made in their family owned factory, with over 1000 fabrics from which to choose!

    Please check out their thread on here, welcome them, and take advantage of their introductory offer for Styleforum. The discount code is in thread!

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Manton

RINO
Joined
Apr 20, 2002
Messages
41,319
Reaction score
2,865
My thanks to dopey for the inspiration for the thread title. All pics taken in natural light outdoors, so the colors are reasonably true, unless otherwise noted.

PART I: Flannels

14 ounce woolen flannel, color "donkey" (sort of tan/gray/olive; see Portnoy's Shattuck suit; same cloth):





11 ounce worsted flannel, dove gray:





14 ounce woolen flannel, postman blue with dark blue triple check:



13 ounce woolen flannel, charcoal gray chalk stripe (reflection of the sunlight is making this look lighter than it really is):





12/13 worsted flannel. Brown & cream glen plaid with a light blue overcheck (the second pic shows the color a bit better, but it still looks grayer than it really is):





And, just for the hell of it, one tweed. Brown & brown glen plaid with red overcheck:

 

Manton

RINO
Joined
Apr 20, 2002
Messages
41,319
Reaction score
2,865
Originally Posted by edmorel
Great thing about RTW, no excess cloth lying around


Seriously. Part of me wishes I hadn't bought any of this. But when the last Huddersfield mill shuts down, and it's impossible to get good, sturdy fabric any more, I will feel differently, and lord my good fortune over the rest of you. Bwaahahahaha!
 

Eustace Tilley

Distinguished Member
Timed Out
Joined
Sep 27, 2007
Messages
6,441
Reaction score
323
That glen plaid is stunning Manton!

Love the flannel stripe as well.
 

Teacher

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Apr 2, 2005
Messages
12,135
Reaction score
405
Wow, that tripple check and the tweed are particularly lovely. But I remember the donkey as being a bit greener, sort of like grayish moss. Is it just my monitor?
 

Eustace Tilley

Distinguished Member
Timed Out
Joined
Sep 27, 2007
Messages
6,441
Reaction score
323
The donkey comes across as being gray on my monitor.


That triple check is the LL cloth, right?
 

Roger

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2005
Messages
1,937
Reaction score
14
Can you tell us what mills these are from? I'll take 1.5 m. of the 11-oz. dove-gray worsted flannel for some trousers to go with my new corduroy jacket!
 

Cantabrigian

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2006
Messages
4,755
Reaction score
1,869
Is this just to make people jealous or did you mean to post this in the buying and selling forum?

Come on, you know you can't wear 14oz flannel.
 

voxsartoria

Goon member
Timed Out
Joined
Jan 18, 2007
Messages
25,700
Reaction score
175
Bitchin'



That's got DB 6/4 written all over it. Keep your windows open though in winter.

- B
 

FidelCashflow

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2007
Messages
4,307
Reaction score
47
The donkey flannel is super-sharp. It will make an excellent winter suit.
 

rnoldh

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Jul 24, 2006
Messages
16,976
Reaction score
3,134
Thanks Manton.

Good thread and with a little bit more work it will become a
click on this thumbnail please
 

Manton

RINO
Joined
Apr 20, 2002
Messages
41,319
Reaction score
2,865
PART II: Worsteds

3x3 plain weave, probably 10/11 ounces or so. Brown with little flecks of blue, orange, and whatnot. Natural light lightens it two shades, and brings out the flecks. Indoors it looks dark solid. This one is really unique.





10 ounce light gray sharkskin. Super 100s (gasp!). But it has body! I swear!





Medium gray shark, probably 14/15 ounce:





Dark gray shark (it's darker than it looks in this pic). Same weight, weave and mill as above:





Navy with a royal nailhead. 3% silk, which gives it a nice sheen. Will make a great evening DB. (And it's Super 120s. Have at me.):





10/11 ounce tan "Burma shade" (has kind of a putty undertone) gabardine:





11/12 ounce triple dot nailhead, bluegray (sadly, the blue undertone does not show up as well as I would like):





9/10 ounce charcoal fresco nailhead:



This one does not photograph well. It is a 3x3 dull tan, with a sky blue windowpane, and then a faint cream shadow to the windowpane. It is stunning. 8 ounces.



 

Concordia

Distinguished Member
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
7,396
Reaction score
1,481
Worsteds all from Tip Top?
 

Manton

RINO
Joined
Apr 20, 2002
Messages
41,319
Reaction score
2,865

Featured Sponsor

What time of the year do you spend the most money on clothes?

  • Spring

  • Summer

  • Fall

  • Winter

  • No difference


Results are only viewable after voting.

Forum statistics

Threads
480,698
Messages
10,239,730
Members
215,305
Latest member
aibnsamin1
Top