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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  2. inlandisland

    inlandisland Senior member

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    Hello,

    I thought this thread might be a good place to ask where I might be able to find silk (or other matierials like wool, cashmere, even cotton) that would be suitable for making ties.

    Links to website and suppliers that enable on-line orders would be appreciated.

    Also, I would be curious if there's a way to search this on ebay without getting all of the listings for everything that is made of silk cloth...

    Sorry if this has been brought up before, I couldn't find anything in my search.

    Thanks.
     


  3. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    Depends on what and how much you would like. If you're going to need a substantial amount, you might want to contact a supplier like Vanner's (for silk), or a specialty mill for the kind of wool you want (such as Lovat Mill, Fox Bros, or even the heritage Coldharbour Mill). If it's just for a single piece, you could look at eBay sellers British Fabrics or AKS Textiles, but they will not have tie silk.
     


  4. C&A

    C&A Senior member

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    gorgeous. who made that?

    Thanks for the nice comments.

    It's a small tailor [now] living in the Milano region. He has been the tailor of Giancarlo Bonfanti [the shirt fabric weaver] for a number of years and has recently been convinced by T4Phage to travel to the Netherlands on a regular basis.
     


  5. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Oh look what came in today: [​IMG] Ok - I need opinions. This is what Solaro looks like with my complexion: [​IMG] [​IMG] Yay or nay? I want a brown or tan blazer suit for the summer and would welcome alternatives. Anyone know of any good wool/linen or silk/linen books?
     


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    Ok - I need opinions. This is what Solaro looks like with my complexion:

    [​IMG]

    Yay or nay?

    I want a brown or tan suit for the summer and would welcome alternatives. Anyone know of any good wool/linen or silk/linen books?


    It appears more reddish than brown. Is the color true to life?

    Slewfoot's brown PoW in post #1538 (above) is more to my liking - but hey just my opinion.
     


  7. NOBD

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    Nay. Regardless of your complexion.
     


  8. coolpapa

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    Oh look what came in today:

    Are you using the same tailor that made the last jacket you posted?
     


  9. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG]

    I'm photo happy today... Trini, I kinda like it, but I feel like you might get a few "Oh, there's the guy wearing the shiny suit again" glances. Looks pretty good on Matteo, though.
     


  10. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    ^
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    (Okay, not natural light, but still.)
     


  11. Grammaton Cleric

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    Nay. Regardless of your complexion.

    +1
     


  12. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's a nice thing if you don't need to look completely serious. But it's not really a summer fabric unless you get one of those under-70 days on the lake.
     


  13. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    if you have to ask about Solaro, you are not ready for Solaro.
     


  14. TRINI

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    if you have to ask about Solaro, you are not ready for Solaro.
    This is sadly becoming more and more apparent. [​IMG]
     


  15. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    Trini...why don't you experiment with Solaro via an odd trouser? Then you can mate it with a darker colored jacket or sweater

    I liked a similar colored cloth but could not convince myself to make a suit out of it...so I got an odd trouser length and gave it to Ambrosi
     


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