Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. banis

    banis Senior member

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    I'd like it in 3-patch personally.
    I think you could do either, but I kinda lean toward flap . Maybe because solaro has that sheen to it makes it seem a little more "suity."
    Thanks!
    I will probably have a suit finished by Sunday and will show final result.
     


  2. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Thanks!
    I will probably have a suit finished by Sunday and will show final result.


    Solaro? Who is making the suit?
     


  3. apropos

    apropos 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.
    Suddenly, a whole lot of your other posts make sense...
     


  4. Ataturk

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    My bad. Next time I"ll skip the close-up picture and just tell everybody how much it cost and who made it. Styleforum approved!
     


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  6. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

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    Try and tell me how it works out.
     


  7. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My bad. Next time I"ll skip the close-up picture and just tell everybody how much it cost and who made it. Styleforum approved!

    I think you'd have a run for your money on what's more obnoxious.

    Do you iron your underwear?
     


  8. either/or

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    Ok, fwiw, if I expected equal-width stripes and didn't get, I would be disappointed as well.

    -Ataturk, there's something about the way you come across. Consider whether it's the fact that you nitpick or how you nitpick.
     


  9. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Ok, fwiw, if I expected equal-width stripes and didn't get, I would be disappointed .

    Even if the difference is one thread? A difference that is not going to visible to the human eye.
     


  10. imatlas

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    Even if the difference is one thread? A difference that is not going to visible to the human eye.

    I think I can see the difference on the grey stripe fabric, but to be certain I'd have to see the fabric in person, and from less than about 6".
     


  11. Ataturk

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    Really!? Aw, gosh golly man, I had no idea. If I'd have expected people to hurl various insults my way for nitpicking I'd surely have been more careful in my original post in this thread!
    Even if the difference is one thread? A difference that is not going to visible to the human eye.
    It's actually two threads wrapped together. Let me explain. The oxford weave is one heavy thread going sideways and two fine threads wrapped around each other going lengthwise, in a plain weave. These university stripes are 12 to an inch, and the stripes are supposed to be 4 threads wide each. So what happens if you make the white strips five threads wide instead of four? Now you get fewer stripes to an inch and the white ones are 25% wider than the colored ones. You think you can't see that with the naked eye? C'mon. I took a picture. Tell me you can't see it. The blue is an actual university stripe (from the same damn maker...). [​IMG]
     


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    We see the distinction. We don't see the difference. And hence no sympathy.
     


  13. either/or

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    Even if the difference is one thread? A difference that is not going to visible to the human eye.
    -maybe, maybe-not, can't be sure without seeing it for real. iirc the human eye can distinguish between about 2 million colours, and about 120 dpi, so at certain distances it would be distinguishable. Also there would be a shift in the perceived overall whiteness of the shirt. While this is all nitpicking on an academic level, I still would have been disappointed if I didn't get what I thought I was going to get. [​IMG]
    Really!? Aw, gosh golly man...
    ..
     


  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    The cloth looks nice, A, I bet if you want to unload it you will find a buyer.
     


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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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    gomestar this jacket is an awsm fit and the whole get-up looks about as close to perfect IMO as anything ever doess. Congrats, and drink in good health [​IMG]
     


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