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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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    Maybe fumigate the chest or closet periodically with dry ice.
     
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    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    Dry ice, now that's novel (to me). At last, a use for it, apart from just adding water to it for effect and a few giggles.
     
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    Will Royal 12 withstand high humidity? I mean, will I withstand it?
     
  4. kolecho

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    I've heard some store cloths with bars of soap as moth repellant. I keep mine in Chinese camphor chests.
     
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    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I'm reminded now of those marquetry-inlaid cabinets designed to hold watch collections. Behind bullet-proof glass, dozens of little rotating cylinders keep the rotors of expensive and rare perpetual-calendar timepieces wound and showing the correct date.

    While I was in Shanghai, I heard about a local collector who had had a bespoke cabinet made as a feature wall. He collected only rare vintage Pateks, hundreds of them, arranged around an aquarium centrepiece showcasing his fish - each animal carrying five or more currency digits on its scaly back.

    I wonder how a moneyed apparel tragic might similarly contrive to display his various lengths of unfunded liabilities.
     
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  6. Simon A

    Simon A Member

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    Surely, if one is truly cashed-up, the best mode of displaying unfunded liabilities is to have a tailor make them up and wear them around town?......

    Maybe there is a niche for camphorwood walk-in closets with cedar shelves for bolts of cloth, that nobody has considered yet :)
     
  7. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    I rent out all of my unfunded liabilities to numerous SF members around the globe, and they photograph them and list them in this thread as their own. This creates an interactive gallery for me, offshores the process of storage, and enhances their street cred by by creating the illusion of commissions they will actually never make. When the time comes for me to requisition the cloth, I have them send it back, and they make a post about how they have an unused fabric for sale that they never got around to making.
     
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  8. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Finished these up now

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  9. ATWright

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    A personal cloth vault? I would cry.
     
  10. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    That is the saddest shit to me. Man, collecting.

    If I had that kind of moolah I'd be cruising the seven seas below deck in private yacht, reading novels and playing videogames constantly while dabbing the dankest weed and eating focaccia, stopping at each port only to briefly see the sights and reup on more weed and focaccia.

    Why would you ever want fish and watches. That is cartoon Bond villain stuff.
     
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  11. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    Ahh now, we all know you'd get bored of it and come back to us!
     
  12. sprout2

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    Clearly I'd be power posting on SF in between sweet bong rips.
    You are also welcome on the yacht but you are on KP and swabbing the poop deck.
     
  13. Alan Bee

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    @ Michael AY. You asked for Images from (recent) forward fitting. Gray 3pc birdseye suit in 13oz Holland & Sherry Wool

    Alan Bee
     
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  14. Alan Bee

    Alan Bee Senior member

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    Sleeve pitch was marked to be adjusted ...
     
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  15. Alan Bee

    Alan Bee Senior member

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    Light Gray POW DB in H&S 10oz wool
     
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    I really like these^, particularly the DB, which I am not a fan of for myself. Perhaps a touch over-suppressed on the waists for me, but very nice overall.
     
  17. Alan Bee

    Alan Bee Senior member

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    Thank you bdavro. Thats really my body, I have a 14 inch drop (chest 46" waist 32").

    It could have been even more suppressed but we decided to leave quite a bit of room in the coat waist.

    Alan Bee
     
  18. Alan Bee

    Alan Bee Senior member

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    Camel Colored Blazer Suit -
     
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  19. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    ^ looks decent who is your naples tailor?

    what is the cloth maker?
     
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  20. Alan Bee

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    jrd617, my tailor is not one of the Neapolitan names known on the forum but he does outside work for some of those big names from his small workshop.

    This particular cloth is a vintage piece I sourced from a vintage dealer in Naples. I didn't see the selvedge but I believe it is a very old VBC cloth. Up close it looks like a hopsack (due to the weave) but with a woolen flannely hand.

    Alan Bee
     
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