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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Definitely a jacket only.
     
  2. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Definitely a jacket only.
    Oscar likes to make a bold statement. Actually, there is a guy who gets plaid DB suits in colors and patterns that would make him seem rather conservative. [​IMG]
     
  3. oscarthewild

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    You think? It's a nice spring sports jacket.

    I like the blue with the stripes for a jacket with the white pants.


    Definitely a jacket only.

    Oscar likes to make a bold statement. Actually, there is a guy who gets plaid DB suits in colors and patterns that would make him seem rather conservative. [​IMG]



    Not all that bold. Just not the blue or grey business suit.

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ool#post267351


    Still think your fabric would be amazing as a suit, as pants with solid Barbour type quilted jacket and as a sports coat.

    [​IMG]

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  4. Mildly Consumptive

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    I've instituted a new rule: I have to move fabric out to the tailor before I can bring new stuff in. So, to celebrate a piece of tweed and a piece of flannel going out the door, I picked up a couple pieces for next summer.

    The first piece is a lightweight open-woven linen and silk blend that'll make a jacket:



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    The second piece is a navy lightweight 20% mohair blend that'll make a summer suit (someday). The first pic is more colour-accurate:



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  5. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I've instituted a new rule: I have to move fabric out to the tailor before I can bring new stuff in. So, to celebrate a piece of tweed and a piece of flannel going out the door, I picked up a couple pieces for next summer. The first piece is a lightweight open-woven linen and silk blend that'll make a jacket: [​IMG] [​IMG] The second piece is a navy lightweight 20% mohair blend that'll make a summer suit (someday). The first pic is more colour-accurate: [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Please take a better photo of the plaid. The mohair is very interesting. It looks like a denim and would make an interesting Hip outfit. What do you plan to make?
     
  6. AndrewRogers

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    I busted a move and went for some 14/15 oz Fresco in mid grey, which was actually quite dark. I know 14/15 oz is not an ideal weight for Fresco, but I thought it was worth an experiment :) I hope my photography shows off the weave in all its rough glory. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Finally, the boring, but obligatory, birdseye view [​IMG]
     
  7. Film Noir Buff

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    I busted a move and went for some 14/15 oz Fresco in mid grey, which was actually quite dark. I know 14/15 oz is not an ideal weight for Fresco, but I thought it was worth an experiment :) I hope my photography shows off the weave in all its rough glory. [​IMG]
    Thanks for the obligatory electron microscope view. What do you plan to use this for?
     
  8. AndrewRogers

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    Thanks for the obligatory electron microscope view. What do you plan to use this for?

    Labcoat :)

    No, no, really, I will attempt a suit with a single-breasted, two-button coat with three patch pockets. This could be a disaster or a triumph of the 14/15 ounces. I am still thinking about it, however.
     
  9. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Labcoat :)

    No, no, really, I will attempt a suit with a single-breasted, two-button coat with three patch pockets. This could be a disaster or a triumph of the 14/15 ounces. I am still thinking about it, however.


    Put brown buttons on it and copyright it as a "frazersuit." [​IMG]
     
  10. AndrewRogers

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    Put brown buttons on it and copyright it as a "frazersuit." [​IMG]

    Hah! Look out for a thread discussing just such a thing in a month or two
     
  11. AndrewRogers

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    I don't know whether I'm posting on here after buying the stuff or buying the stuff to post on here. Anyway, dark air force blue flannel (real deal) (13/14) [​IMG] mid-weight dark blue fresco (14/15) [​IMG] navy light-weight fresco (9/10) [​IMG] My desk [​IMG]
     
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  13. AndrewRogers

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    Dark air force blue. [​IMG]

    This one rocks my socks more than anything else I have.
     
  14. Eustace Tilley

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    This one rocks my socks more than anything else I have.

    +1 - very nice - what mill is that from?
     
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    +1 - very nice - what mill is that from?

    me guess, minnis and hardy's
     
  16. AndrewRogers

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    +1 - very nice - what mill is that from?

    me guess, minnis and hardy's

    Yep, as you can see the selvedge doesn't reveal a thing but it came with a J&J Minnis tag and the little do-dads a tailor may sew into the coat.
     
  17. Film Noir Buff

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    I don't know whether I'm posting on here after buying the stuff or buying the stuff to post on here. Anyway, dark air force blue flannel (real deal) (13/14) [​IMG] mid-weight dark blue fresco (14/15) [​IMG] navy light-weight fresco (9/10) [​IMG] My desk [​IMG]
    Hmmm, a conspicuous absence of stripes is evident.
     
  18. Eustace Tilley

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    Yep, as you can see the selvedge doesn't reveal a thing but it came with a J&J Minnis tag and the little do-dads a tailor may sew into the coat.

    Thanks - could you pls id the exact cloth for me?
     
  19. gshen

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    [​IMG]

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    Minnis Rangoon in dark gray, 0126. Going to be tough to choose between a 3pc, 1b peak lapel, or 3pc, 2b notch!
     
  20. dirk diggler

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    where are you guys buying this incredible fabric?
     

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