Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    some silk goodies from jolly old England

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    I like this one best.
     


  2. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I have a 60" x 53" sheet of Minnis Crown Classic (2332 navy hopsack) left over from a commission that I might put on B&S for a trade - but is this enough fabric for somebody to make something with? (sorry for the noob question).

    fwiw, here is the fabric in a pic:
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    My tailor told me to buy a yard for a vest. Maybe a small guy can get more from it.
     


  4. Ataturk

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    So I was excited to get some university stripe oxfords in unconventional colors, and I end up with...this.

    [​IMG]

    Must be why the lady told me like four times on the phone that there were no returns on cuts. How'd they screw that up?
     


  5. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a 60" x 53" sheet of Minnis Crown Classic (2332 navy hopsack) left over from a commission that I might put on B&S for a trade - but is this enough fabric for somebody to make something with? (sorry for the noob question).

    fwiw, here is the fabric in a pic:
    [​IMG]


    pants
    make a second pair for yourself
     


  6. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So I was excited to get some university stripe oxfords in unconventional colors, and I end up with...this.

    [​IMG]

    Must be why the lady told me like four times on the phone that there were no returns on cuts. How'd they screw that up?


    source?
    country of origin?
     


  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    So I was excited to get some university stripe oxfords in unconventional colors, and I end up with...this.
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    Must be why the lady told me like four times on the phone that there were no returns on cuts. How'd they screw that up?


    What's wrong with them? They look nice to me.
     


  8. either/or

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    source? country of origin?

    What's wrong with them?

    ^^ [​IMG]
     


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    coolpapa Senior member

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    So I was excited to get some university stripe oxfords in unconventional colors, and I end up with...this.

    [​IMG]

    Must be why the lady told me like four times on the phone that there were no returns on cuts. How'd they screw that up?


    Beautiful sheets.
     


  10. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

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    The stripes aren't the same width! That didn't jump out to you guys immediately? There's four threads in the colored stripe and five in the white.
     


  11. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    The stripes aren't the same width! That didn't jump out to you guys immediately? There's four threads in the colored stripe and five in the white.

    WTF are you on about [​IMG]
     


  12. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The stripes aren't the same width! That didn't jump out to you guys immediately? There's four threads in the colored stripe and five in the white.

    You are a piece of work.
     


  13. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

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    Sometimes spacing stripes too wide can completely wreck a garment. Fortunately these aren't that bad, and my investment is inconsequential. I just wanted a traditional university stripe; I've bought the same shirting before from the same maker [in other colors] and the stripes were spaced normally. Hell, I bought some in blue and it was normal too. I guess I'm a bit of a traditionalist.

    I realize you guys have a disdain for "nitpicking," but I haven't quite caught onto how to distinguish it from your refined taste and attention to detail. But I'm trying, so don't give up on me!
     


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    The stripes aren't the same width! That didn't jump out to you guys immediately? There's four threads in the colored stripe and five in the white.

    oh lord.
     


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    oh lord.

    OCD?
     


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