Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Lightbringer

    Lightbringer Senior member

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    Same question[​IMG]

    Me too actually.
     


  2. zalb916

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    is it unlined?

    The coat has a quarter lining. Pants are unlined.
     


  3. kolecho

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    If someone wanted a reference for how the Minnis 520 looks, I put up new non-Imageshack pictures here:
    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=1517


    0520 has a very rich blue hue combined with speckled surface texture to boot.
     


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    The coat has a quarter lining. Pants are unlined.

    Very cool, thanks. I am actually following the same path - will see how it turns out.
     


  5. medtech_expat

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    Received some Lesser and Moonbeam today, will pass to Mina next week.

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    Received some Lesser and Moonbeam today, will pass to Mina next week.

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  7. gdl203

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    I have a jacket in this moonbeam - very rarely wear it though [​IMG]
     


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    I have a jacket in this moonbeam - very rarely wear it though [​IMG]

    Any particular reason? This is my first Moonbeam, and there are a few other patterns I have my eye on so hope this one makes up well.
     


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    The coat has a quarter lining. Pants are unlined.

    Nice. Unlined pants seem like a good way to go. Have you worn the suit on hot days? How does it handle?
     


  10. Slewfoot

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    Any particular reason? This is my first Moonbeam, and there are a few other patterns I have my eye on so hope this one makes up well.

    I have two Moonbeams and wear them often: the dark blue with red checks and the bright navy herringbone. Love 'em both.
     


  11. gdl203

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    Any particular reason? This is my first Moonbeam, and there are a few other patterns I have my eye on so hope this one makes up well.

    It's just a tough color to wear - it looks like a much lighter blue when made up than on the swatches. That said, you have a full length so you're well aware of the color. Light blue color and winter spongy cloth texture are tough to combine IME.
     


  12. Slewfoot

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    HK acquisitions from last week. The light blue is a linen from Peter Lee's house book while the Fresco is from Chan from the H&S discontinued Fresco section. Both have natural/shirtsleeve shoulders and fit very well right off the bat and kudos to them for finishing in time. Will try to put up fit pics one of these days.

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    Will try to put up fit pics one of these days.

    Please do.
     


  14. medtech_expat

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    It's just a tough color to wear - it looks like a much lighter blue when made up than on the swatches. That said, you have a full length so you're well aware of the color. Light blue color and winter spongy cloth texture are tough to combine IME.

    I see, thanks - you're right, the full length did appear a bit lighter than the swatch. Is this representative of your experience with Moonbeam in general?
     


  15. gdl203

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    I see, thanks - you're right, the full length did appear a bit lighter than the swatch. Is this representative of your experience with Moonbeam in general?

    I'd say it's my experience with most swatches in general. Particularly blues. So when a color is already on the verge of too light/bright on a swatch, I now know to avoid it or get the one shade darker. YMMV - some people here have said that their coats/suits looked exactly like the small swatches.
     


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