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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Barack too preppy for u?
    Sometimes the gif gods are generous, sometimes not. I only bring what I find.
     
  2. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    No, but Jeru was the first thing I thought of when you posted. I hate clothes.
     
  3. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    How much do you normally walk? I walk a decent amount, and have never had fabric blow out on me (denim notwithstanding), which includes crappy, vintage pants as well.

    Not to crap on LL, but that would majorly piss me off.
     
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  4. sprout2

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    Maybe Lord Superb's crotchal area is more superb than yours.

    Btw I actually read your post as saying "how much do you normally wank" [​IMG]
     
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  5. lordsuperb

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    Not sure but I have been known to dance in my suits from time to time.



    Slim sprouty why waste time on the microphone? I'm still waiting on your post about colored summer jackets.
     
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    Had to wait for the weather to warm. [​IMG]
     
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    I would have expected your extravagant headgear to keep you warm?
     
  8. sprout2

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    This is the only way my people know.

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    We have not invented a way of warming the neck yet.
     
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  9. takashi78

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    Guys, going for my 1st ever suit here.

    Live in a tropical country with daily 30-35c weather.

    Looking at Fresco-3 cloth. 9/10oz weight.

    Any other brand and model you guys can recommend which are similar?

    I am open to the feel of the cloth, don't have much a preference yet on smoother or courser hand feel.
     
  10. Bespoke DJP

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    Dear @takashi78

    Although a lot of gentlemen would propose various cloths from English mills, and you could always revert to so many posts in this Thread for your familiarization, I can propose you an italian suiting cloth that I have recently received from my tailor, which fits the bill; my weather conditions are similar to yours!

    It is a Zegna Trofeo 600 suiting cloth, 190 gr (the kind of weight that you really want), wool 85% - silk 15%. The cloth produced a fantastic suit, so light and smooth; no texture, transparencies, or other features that you would read about in the Thread.

    I wish you all the best to your sartorial journey!

    Dimitris
     
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    Thanks for your feedback.
    How are the crease properties of this suit?

    Do you have any pics?
     
  12. Bespoke DJP

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    Hi @takashi78

    As I already mentioned, I received the suit only recently and it is still unworn!

    Perhaps you should consult the tailor that you would commission your suit. At any rate, my advice is that you should put in an hierarchical order the features that you would anticipate from the garment: texture, hand, softness, durability, etc.

    To tell you the truth, crease properties is a feature that has never bothered me. However, I do understand that this is of significance to a lot of gentlemen, who in some instances are reluctant to consider a moher mix that would do the job!

    It's a multi-factor process and your decision will encounter pragmatic trade-offs.

    Best,

    Dimitris
     
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    You have to really determine what you want. At that weight, drape, resistance to wrinkles, and ability to hold a sharp crease will likely be difficult to come by...I think it really depends on how many suits you intend to have. If this is going to be one in a collection, it would probably suffice. However, if this is going to be your only suit (or one of two or so), I'd probably opt for something a bit heavier.
     
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    In the realm of persuasion there is logos, pathos, and ethos. I am not well versed with the Fox so I will skip logos. I am unable to stir the passions about pents so I wil skip pathos. But the very first pair of bespoke trousers that I commissioned (on Chris Despos's suggestion) was the mid-gray Minnis flannel.
     
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    Massive respect on the deadpan
     
  16. lordsuperb

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    I just want to know where he finds the pictures.
     
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    Lord it may be the same place you find your gifs :).
     
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    My gifs, The Nature Boy and Rosie Perez, are national icons.
     
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    hirsute men wearing wonderful woven and woolen hats DOT com

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  20. Bespoke DJP

    Bespoke DJP Senior member

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    Dear Gentlemen,

    Any "unfunded liabilities", just to put this thread into track?

    Cheers,

    Dimitris
     

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