Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Fred49

    Fred49 Senior member

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    I have just purchased these and wanted feedback on uses. The top is AF blue and the bottom is what it is with some faint blue.
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  2. courty

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    The Solaro dream is over.

    Time to revisit the spring/summer suitings thread.


    Don't let the dream die. I have one Solaro suit (herringbone) and am ready for another. It wears hot in the summer but, to me, so does everything else. But Solaro is unlike any other cloth and a real pleasure to wear.

    Dormeuil had a solaro-like herringbone tweed in the Dormysport book. I think its gone now but I regret not getting it as a cold weather counterpart to the traditional Solaro suit.
     


  3. medtech_expat

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  4. Eustace Tilley

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    I have a sportcoat from this one - very beautiful - I highly recommend it.
     


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    I love that 36532
     


  6. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Some Moonbeam samples.

    Ed - which of the Lesser summer fabrics did you end up going with?
     


  7. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm still looking for the perfect hot summer CBD cloth... [​IMG]
    Don't think it exists unfortunately. I do have some lightweight Minnis Fresco 0500 (medium gray) waiting to get made up which Kolecho and others have said is the best lightweight porous material they've encountered. We'll see!
    I just picked up some Minnis 0500 (lower left) for a SB summer suit. Anyone have thoughts about patch vs. flap pockets with this? I don't work in a CBD enviro. Going for whatever looks good/right. The other two (P&H Glorious Twelfth and Dunhill Mohair/Wool) shall remain unfunded at the moment. [​IMG]
     


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    Patch! Patch! Patch!
     


  9. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    That Glorious Twelfth is fast becoming the unofficial SF gunclub.

    I think I'd go with flap on the 500.
     


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    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    This cloth screams flaps to me.
     


  11. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Senior member

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    I love that 36532

    That's the one I ordered...

    I have a sportcoat from this one - very beautiful - I highly recommend it.

    I will get this one as soon as I can assess how the first makes up. Had some difficulty deciding between the two.

    Ed - which of the Lesser summer fabrics did you end up going with?

    I'm a little torn on this, to be honest. I have a number of Lesser 8oz and Cape Kid 8oz swatches, and while the fabric is beautiful and springy I'm trying to visualize if it's substantial enough to make up well. I get my Tonik 2000 suit from Mina in 2 weeks, and may hold off until I tool around in that one a bit.

    As a consolation, I ordered a suits-length of Lesser 9/10 oz in a dark grey PoW without overcheck and a jackets-length of the salt & pepper Barbera for Lesser that Kolecho was flogging. I also need to huddle up with Parker and rummage through his warm-weather swatch library. [​IMG]
     


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    I just picked up some Minnis 0500 (lower left) for a SB summer suit.
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    That's a lovely shade, K. I'd go flaps on that one, myself.
     


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    Just got samples from Hunt and Winterbotham. Minnis 55145,Fresco 0516 and Airborne 0406...Airbone is TOO light. 7oz. Think I'm going to make a suit from the Minnis. I prefer it over Fresco
     


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    I'm a little torn on this, to be honest. I have a number of Lesser 8oz and Cape Kid 8oz swatches, and while the fabric is beautiful and springy I'm trying to visualize if it's substantial enough to make up well. I get my Tonik 2000 suit from Mina in 2 weeks, and may hold off until I tool around in that one a bit.

    As a consolation, I ordered a suits-length of Lesser 9/10 oz in a dark grey PoW without overcheck and a jackets-length of the salt & pepper Barbera for Lesser that Kolecho was flogging. I also need to huddle up with Parker and rummage through his warm-weather swatch library. [​IMG]


    Cool - please keep us posted. I requested some spring/summer suiting recommendations from Isles today but specified nothing below 9oz.
     


  15. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks, guys. Flaps it is.

    E, I've got a bunch of linen samples I can show you when you're in town.
     


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