Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. walneal

    walneal Senior member

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    Thinking about having a summer jacket made up in either the blue or red (linen/wool blend) and maybe a pair of pants in the solid dark brown. Thoughts?

    Source of these sweeties if you dont mind?
     


  2. JL724

    JL724 Senior member

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    Source of these sweeties if you dont mind?

    My local tailor purchased them from Tip Top Fabric. I believe he purchased everything they had.
     


  3. JakeLA

    JakeLA Senior member

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    Huddersfield only has 2.45 meters of the 0520 left [​IMG]
     


  4. coolpapa

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    Huddersfield only has 2.45 meters of the 0520 left [​IMG]
    They'll have another run ready in mid-July.
     


  5. banis

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    Got this gunclub today in order to change an existing jacket in similair fabric.
    [​IMG]

    Work in progress. Tailor, sewing a jacket is 70 years old, btw.
    [​IMG]
     


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    Work in progress. Tailor, sewing a jacket is 70 years old, btw.
    [​IMG]


    This just looks great, thanks for posting. Any news your the Solaro suit? Do you by any chance have better pictures of the fabric lying on the table in front of the tailor? And possibly specs on that fabric?
     


  7. banis

    banis Senior member

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    This just looks great, thanks for posting. Any news your the Solaro suit? Do you by any chance have better pictures of the fabric lying on the table in front of the tailor? And possibly specs on that fabric?
    Thanks! Solaro is ready and is waiting to be put on.
    I did not ask about the fabric on the table. I believe it is something Italian most probably. Maybe bought from Caccioppoli Napoli or elsewhere.
     


  8. eg1

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    Picked up my Donegal tweeds (from John Molloy) at the local post office today -- it had been sitting there since May 4th but the idiot Posties delivered the notice cards to the wrong address [​IMG]

    $80.00 CAD in duties -- [​IMG] Customs Office!

    Anyway, material seems nice. I may attempt photos when I get home.

    People at John Molloy are nice to deal with. [​IMG]

    Now to make appointment with the tailor ...
     


  9. yachtie

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    Picked up my Donegal tweeds (from John Molloy) at the local post office today -- it had been sitting there since May 4th but the idiot Posties delivered the notice cards to the wrong address [​IMG] $80.00 CAD in duties -- [​IMG] Customs Office! Anyway, material seems nice. I may attempt photos when I get home. People at John Molloy are nice to deal with. [​IMG] Now to make appointment with the tailor ...
    Waiting with baited breath for the outcome. [​IMG] Let us know what your tailor thinks. Are these good for trousers or just jacketings?
     


  10. eg1

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    Waiting with baited breath for the outcome. [​IMG] Let us know what your tailor thinks. Are these good for trousers or just jacketings?

    I am no expert, but guessing the herringbones at 14oz are a bit heavy for trawseez. [​IMG]

    Maybe the plain donegal weave at 12.4 oz?

    [​IMG] Oh, and it's "bated" /pedantry
     


  11. yachtie

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    I am no expert, but guessing the herringbones at 14oz are a bit heavy for trawseez. [​IMG] Maybe the plain donegal weave at 12.4 oz? [​IMG] Oh, and it's "bated" /pedantry
    [​IMG] fair enuf "bated" Around here 14 oz is not too heavy for trousers, but if the cloth doesn't have a lot of structure it wouldn't work for pants.
     


  12. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nice Banis. Did he make your Solaro suit, too? Anyone have experience with Fratelli Tallia di Delfino? I've run into a few photos and am curious. I tried emailing them, they said it's only available in Europe. Anyone know where one can purchase an iGent quantity (i.e. one jacket length)? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  13. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Sorry Parker, but except for the light grey at the very top, those look pretty ugly.
     


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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG] That's ok. More for me!
     


  15. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    actually, the light grey and dark blue are bad, they others are very nice. Zegna would have similar stuff, I am sure I can find something similar from my typical sources, but would not want you to hold your breath.
     


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