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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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    Yes, but not from the new book. And not twills.
     
  2. DavidLane

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    Anyone have any experience with Dugdale's Town Classic Hopsack. At 14oz and a hopsack I am considering it for a year round trouser but have not felt a swatch in hand. If anyone owns some I would be interested to hear your thoughts.

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    Thanks,

    DL-
     
  3. SimonC

    SimonC Senior member

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    Yes, I've got a suit made from that. To my mind it's more of a suiting than an odd trouser fabric, but then some view hopsack as suitable only for sanitation workers ;-) I really like it. It holds a crease better than I'd expected, is fairly resistant to wrinkles, drapes well and for me at least here in London it's versatile as it's at least a three season weight if not year-round.
     
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  4. DavidLane

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    @SimonC thank you for the details, I don't think they would be in use in the dead of summer or winter, but for the rest of the time it sounds like they could work. If you have an image I would be interested to see how it looks made up.

    Thanks for your help.

    DL-
     
  5. Isolation

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    I have a different hopsack from that book, can confirm, good 3 season, liveable in summer for trousers, though jacket would seem on the heavier side (though if you are in air conditioning a lot it'd be okay). Think it drapes very well, really like it.
     
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  6. PCK1

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    Should we break out the years old hopsack trousers debate???
     
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  7. d4rkiez

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    Does anyone know where can we get striped shantung silk in small quantities, e.g. couple of yards. Purpose is for tie-making
     
  8. kolecho

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    Here are some photos that show the different qualities that are now part of the Fresco III 3 bunch. I've tried to photograph grey swatches where possible so that texture differences can be seen.


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  9. Hifilover

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    Exclude new Fresco Lite which are lighter and less scartchy, they add many colour patterns to old Fresco II too.
     
  10. aristoi bcn

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    Frescolite has the same look of a regular worsted. Don't see the appeal.

    Are the Freso and Fresco 3-ply exactly the same cloths of the Fresco II book?
     
  11. Winot

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    The mock leno looks great - perfect for a summer blazer I'd have thought.
     
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  12. aristoi bcn

    aristoi bcn Senior member

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    I don't know, doesn't it look like quite a dense and intricate weave? Not really see-through cloth.
     
  13. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Looks like a woman's jacket to me.
     
  14. Winot

    Winot Senior member

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    Have ordered a swatch.
     
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  15. Tony Montana

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    It's loosely woven and very much see-through when held against light.
     
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  16. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    Yup
     
  17. Hifilover

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    How about Finmeresco 3 ply ?

    They just give Fresco and Fresco II new number.
     
  18. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Finmeresco 3-ply I prefer to the old 4-ply.

    Sort of a well-groomed approach to the lightest Fresco. Not sure how the new Smiths book behaves, or how far the new Minnis book has stepped onto their turf.
     
  19. Hifilover

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    Fresco III is cheaper and easier to get than Smith Finmeresco.
     
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  20. Hifilover

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    Anybody thinks Fresco Lite is similar to discontinued Rangoon ?
     

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