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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Distinguished Member

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    For now, yes.

    I really need to get the waist taken in a bit so will be dropping it off today.


    I'd also taper the sleeves a bit as that should be an easy enough fix.
     


  2. imatlas

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    Does anybody have experience with the Zegna Cool Effect fabric? Does it live up to the hype, and more importantly, is it worth the significantly higher cost? WW Chan charges $400 less for a comparable weight Zegna Tropical than for the CE.
     


  3. tazmaniac

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    Yup, somewhere a few months ago...I got a slew of Lessers. I'll try and dig up the pics.

    Would be great. No rush though
     


  4. imatlas

    imatlas Distinguished Member

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    Used to be Andrew Rogers, but he has sadly retired. www.scotweb.co.uk and Isles Textiles (the US distributor of LBD-Harrisons) will both sell cut lengths.
    Do they charge comparable rates? Harrison/Isles doesn't have pricing on their website.
     


  5. TheTukker

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    I'd also taper the sleeves a bit as that should be an easy enough fix.

    If this is indeed an easy fix, I second SF's suggestion.
     


  6. wmb

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    TRINI -- here are a couple of pictures of the Harrison Havana... sorry about the image quality not sure if they help you out...
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  7. TRINI

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    TRINI -- here are a couple of pictures of the Harrison Havana... sorry about the image quality not sure if they help you out...

    Looks quite nice. Thanks a lot.
     


  8. Slewfoot

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    Some recently acquired older LL fabrics thanks to a certain SF'er. Lovely stuff. The Brisa has some give to it which I like. The brown tweed is a shade lighter than I thought it might be for whatever reason which very much turned out to my liking. It's a wonderful, warm color. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  9. medtech_expat

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    Congrats, David. I snoozed and I loozed! [​IMG]

    What's the weight of the Brisa?
     


  10. Slewfoot

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    Thanks! I believe both are around 13oz.
     


  11. RogerC

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    Indeed lovely. I looked as well, but given I've already subscribed to the upcoming RAF PoW and a light blue tweed they're offering, I decided to let this one go...
     


  12. Maccimus

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    I just ordered a jacket length of Moonbeam 36520: [​IMG]

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    And, since no iGent is complete without a blue Donegal jacket (or maybe suit), I was eyeballing this. Has anyone heard of "Castle Tweed"? This is 80 merino wool / 20 silk. 14 oz. Feels good, but have no idea about its relative quality.

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    From Elliot Weave? It looks very nice on their website. Sent them emails but got no reply..
     


  13. aportnoy

    aportnoy Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Very nice, I snagged the violet gun club from that lot.
     


  14. Maccimus

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    Very nice, I snagged the violet gun club from that lot.
    You guys are damn quick...[​IMG]
     


  15. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    Thanks gents. It's indeed a full dart no padding.

    I'm still in doubt whether to reserve the shirt shoulder for sport coats and summer suits and have an unpadded slightly roped shoulder for my business suits. Will see in two weeks when I have a fitting for 3 other suits.

    In the meantime I received a W Bill Donegal (machine woven 14 oz if I'm not mistaken; will check the number when I get home) to which some minor changes were made after the last fitting.

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    Posted some more pictures in Parker's Donegal thread.


    gorgeous. who made that?
     


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