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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. bdavro23

    bdavro23 Senior member

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    I second the Fresco Lite suggestion, but also thought I would mention the Holland and Sherry Mohair option. I think they are on the pricier side of things, but they look really nice. I also wanted to second the advice to have the suit cut slightly bigger since mohair doesnt have much give as I found with a tuxedo commission from several years ago. I can only wear it when I am fighting fit...
     
  2. lordsuperb

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    Dormeuil Tonik :-(?
     
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    I think Merchant & Mills have some.
     
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    Thanks, maybe denim isn't what I'm looking for. I want something casual and cotton, but less flat like khaki, something with a bit more verigation. Does khaki exist with a different warp than weft thread color similar to denim?
     
  7. Concordia

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    Moleskin is always useful, if not so much for summer.
     
  8. BespokePervert

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    Not exactly sure what you're going for with denim then khaki, but perhaps:

    Linen twill: https://jhannaltd.com/collections/specials/products/oat-twill
    Cotton twill: http://www.brisbanemoss.co.uk/shadecard.php?id=32#

    And you can pick up Japanese denim cut to whatever length you want on ebay if you really want some.
    From what I've sourced that way, it tends to be heavy which sounds like it's the opposite of what you're going for, if this is intended to be worn in warm weather. If you contact the sellers, maybe they have lightweight stuff too- at the time I was only interested in heavyweight denim.

    Good luck
     
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  9. LuxireStudio

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    A heavier chambray perhaps? The attached are from Kuroki Japan, for example. ~8 Oz weight.

    Showing 3 options with 3 different types of weaves and how the shade can vary with type of washing done.
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    Omg I want to make shirts out of all of them
     
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    Those are awesome. Would a shirt jacket made of heavy chambray leave a stain if worn over another shirt?
     
  12. sprout2

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    Just wear denim over denim baby problem solved
     
  13. S K M

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    Thanks a lot, hoping to receive my swatches next week :)
     
  14. S K M

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    Those are awesome, can one buy the fabric online?
     
  15. aristoi bcn

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    Planning 2017-2018 projects. Winter on the left, summer on the right. Volpe and Cerrato will be in charge. Single inward pleats for flannels and single forward pleats for frescoes. Grey jacket will be single breasted with three patch pockets with one button sleeve and navy blazer will be double breasted with barchetta breast pocket and patch pockets. Now I hope Volpe and Cerrato can source the buttons displayed because the ones shown are spare buttons from RTW jackets I have and I can't find them anywhere (suggestions to source them are wellcome).

    For those who haven't handle the new Mock Leno from Minnis: It's really a blazer cloth. I wouldn't call it hopsack because I don't know if it's the technical term, but the weave is much more intricate than the regular Fresco.

    I ordered some swatches from the Phoneix book from W. Bill and I have to say that I love all of them. Soft merino in classic colours and waves (pick and pick, barleycorns, POW...).

    Thank you for all the suggestions when I was asking about flannels and frescoes.
     

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