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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thoughts on gilt edge? Was going for the Dugdale in the middle for a pair of odd trousers but it's out of stock and will not be restocked. Steed suggested the top, close enough in terms of brightness to the Dugdale (Gilt Edge slightly darker) and similar hand and slight visual interest.
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    Edit: stop the presses, winner is "Moonlight" and Finmeresco sw2730
     
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  2. Bespoke DJP

    Bespoke DJP Senior member

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    Dear @dieworkwear

    Thank you very much for your input, I do appreciate it a lot!

    The fabric is not hopsack per se, but a nice, smooth navy cashmere with a textural interest, something like a small knit. You are absolutely right, patch pockets are fragile and I always pay attention to them! The point made is that having made redundant throughout the years a lot of navy SB SCs, I am now in the verge of considering a DB one with wide lapels, a la SuitSupply, only Bespoke with a far superior fabric.

    Tweed, being a good idea, perhaps with a donegal element will be a next project.

    Best,

    Dimitris
     
  3. Bespoke DJP

    Bespoke DJP Senior member

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    Dear @sprout2

    Whilst I read with interest your post, if mine was your inspiration - for the first part of your post at least - I can only state that I am not American, to the contrary I live within a geographic - not to mention historic - proximity to Mr Rubinacci.

    Best,

    Dimitris
     
  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Seems fine, although a bit lightweight. I think trousers hang better when they're heavier, and they don't add much heat. If you want odd trousers with a bit of textural interest, try whipcord or sharkskin. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just talked to Matthew. We've settled on Finmeresco sw2730 9-11oz, so a little heavier which I agree will drape a bit better.
     
  6. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Whose whipcords are those?
     
  7. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    H&S Dakota Plains.

    Lighter: H&S 953000
    Darker: H&S 953301

    Adjacent cavalry twills from Huddersfield.
     
  8. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    The H&S Dakota book is good. I have a pair of Cavalry twills from that book.
     
  9. OxfordDon

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    What does gilt edge mean in this context?
     
  10. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  11. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    London Lounge Blue/Grey Gunclub Check

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  12. bamboo

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    I like this gunclub more than blanket one. Shoulder line looks more natural to me. Nice fabric in both cases, I may not be able to wear the blanket one due to my small body.
     
  13. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Shoulder line and silhouette are Ok. The thing I'd change is the lapel-- point the outer edge halfway down the shoulder and not right at the tip.
     
  14. lordsuperb

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    Lets talk about pants:

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  15. sprout2

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    Are you from Greece? No I was not inspired by yours. We can't deny the raging love of L'opsack on this forum.

    4220 dougie dale white fawn it is.

    Now let's talk about...

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  16. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    When it comes to sex I'm similar to the thrilla in Manila!!!
     
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  17. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Lets talk about ties:

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  18. lordsuperb

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    These are my go to pants for all the SC I own. I want to order another pair to combat wear and tear!
     
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  19. sprout2

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    Greetings, traveler. I have what you need.

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    This one is cut by the maestro himself.

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    Yes, yes, don't be bashful, please try it on.
    Step out from the curtain, signore.


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    Smashing! And for ony 10 gold ducats! Tessuto from ancient thirst and RiRi zippers molto elegante il cliente!!
    Please, you stay at Palazzo Cerrutti, all-inclusive package plus Pay-Per-View, next day I take you for tour of the old city and pizzerias, Old World hospitality, la dolce vita, only for you, my most loyal blogger and friend.
     
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  20. breakaway01

    breakaway01 Senior member

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    Pictures look nice. I have not seen this fabric in person but it is listed as 21 oz. Is this a winter-only fabric?
     

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