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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some stuff waiting to be funded,summer,winter and fall fabrics:

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    Filthy. Just pure smut, really. [​IMG]
     
  2. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    [​IMG] Details on all of these flannels please.
     
  3. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Flannels are all Minnis, 0300,0301 and 0328 if I am not mistaken.
     
  4. lasbar

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    Nah, I've always liked it, the 300. Makes me feel like it'd make something like this up quite nicely (patch pockets of course):

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    He looks like Hubert de Givenchy...
     
  5. Camp David

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    Maybe this has been covered before but if you source your cloth directly from eg Minnis, what is generally the price difference compared to ordering through Mina/NSM or other tailors?
     
  6. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    This looks like some kind of delicious plush flannel sandwich.

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  7. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    Some stuff waiting to be funded,summer,winter and fall fabrics:
    Very nice.

    I was hesitant to pull the trigger on 0300 based on the swatch but it is a lot better when you look at the whole length.
    Nah, I've always liked it, the 300.
    Looking at the swatches of the lightest grey Minnis flannel (0300) and the lightest grey fresco (0500), I can't help feeling that ideally the colours of the two should have been switched around, so the flannel was slightly darker and more of a mid-grey (I find the 0301 too dark for that) and the fresco slightly lighter. That's probably just me, though. I would love to see examples of both made up.

    But much better.
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  8. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Very nice.



    Looking at the swatches of the lightest grey Minnis flannel (0300) and the lightest grey fresco (0500), I can't help feeling that ideally the colours of the two should have been switched around, so the flannel was slightly darker and more of a mid-grey (I find the 0301 too dark for that) and the fresco slightly lighter. That's probably just me, though. I would love to see examples of both made up.


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    Voxbot has examples of both made up,I got both of them but I will be using them for trousers only.
     
  9. IronRock

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    NOBD Had some pictures of some Drapers suiting in the summer/spring fabric thread. It was a silk/wool/linen mix in navy herringbone. It looked fab. Any way I sent the pictures to a sav row tailor and asked if they stocked it. The answer was not only no, but also that they'd never heard of the stuff. Does Drapers go under some other name in the UK? Really like the look of it: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. NOBD

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    They hadn't heard of Drapers? Posers...

    I think that's a jacketing, BTW.
     
  11. hymo

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    Dormeuil Sportex 2.000. Couldn't find any references about it. (2.000 is the German way of writing 2000.)

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  12. patrickBOOTH

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  13. Slewfoot

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    ^ Yummy! Is that a Fresco style fabric from Scabal? Can't recall seeing it before.
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, it's an open weave just like fresco. It seems to be a "tighter" weave than Minnis frescos that I have handled.
     
  15. coolpapa

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    Sounds kind of like H&S Crispaire.
     
  16. tim_horton

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    I like that better than the Minnis Fresco in Air Force Blue (0520?). The Minnis one seemed too mottled to me when I saw a swatch.
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know what you mean, that's why I went with this. This is less scratchy too. I would bet that the Minnis is cooler, however.
     
  18. T4phage

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    it is a very good fabric
    enjoy
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You'd probably be right. There are several smoother high twist weaves but I have found nothing that wears as cool.
     
  20. IronRock

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    I can't find any info on Drapers when I google it - Ah well, the search continues for something similar... Thanks ref Jacketing though :)
     

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