Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. gherrmann

    gherrmann Senior member

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    It's Fox. The closest thing I know to it in any current book is in Minnis, and that version is a lot heavier and stiffer. Also, the stripe is much louder.

    that's too bad. I quite like the subtlety of the stripe. overly bold stripes don't really speak to me.
     


  2. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    The Minnis flannel Manton was talking about. It is beautiful stuff, and marketed as a Hardy book these days.

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  3. chorse123

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    Unfunded liabilities for Spring/Summer 2008. [​IMG] I think I will probably have the suit made first. I could possibly use the jacket more, but my wife doesn't like it. She says she thinks it looks like a tablecloth. Not sure where she got that from!
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    Ermenegildo Zegna 80% cashmere, 20% silk. A phenomenal hand. Light but feels like it has real guts.
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    Not even six months have gone by and the last piece is in the works. The Zegna is being made and will be ready next week, a little early for spring/summer '09 but there you have it. I think it could be something very special. 3 open patch pockets with a jaunty shape to them, minimal lining, side vents, almost no shoulder.
     


  4. oscarthewild

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    Not even six months have gone by and the last piece is in the works. The Zegna is being made and will be ready next week, a little early for spring/summer '09 but there you have it. I think it could be something very special. 3 open patch pockets with a jaunty shape to them, minimal lining, side vents, almost no shoulder.

    That zegna would have looked fab as a suit. One could always wear it as separates too.
     


  5. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    That zegna would have looked fab as a suit. One could always wear it as separates too.
    You think? It's a nice spring sports jacket. I like the blue with the stripes for a jacket with the white pants.
     


  6. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Definitely a jacket only.
     


  7. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Definitely a jacket only.
    Oscar likes to make a bold statement. Actually, there is a guy who gets plaid DB suits in colors and patterns that would make him seem rather conservative. [​IMG]
     


  8. oscarthewild

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    You think? It's a nice spring sports jacket.

    I like the blue with the stripes for a jacket with the white pants.


    Definitely a jacket only.

    Oscar likes to make a bold statement. Actually, there is a guy who gets plaid DB suits in colors and patterns that would make him seem rather conservative. [​IMG]



    Not all that bold. Just not the blue or grey business suit.

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ool#post267351


    Still think your fabric would be amazing as a suit, as pants with solid Barbour type quilted jacket and as a sports coat.

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  9. Mildly Consumptive

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    I've instituted a new rule: I have to move fabric out to the tailor before I can bring new stuff in. So, to celebrate a piece of tweed and a piece of flannel going out the door, I picked up a couple pieces for next summer.

    The first piece is a lightweight open-woven linen and silk blend that'll make a jacket:



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    The second piece is a navy lightweight 20% mohair blend that'll make a summer suit (someday). The first pic is more colour-accurate:



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  10. Film Noir Buff

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    I've instituted a new rule: I have to move fabric out to the tailor before I can bring new stuff in. So, to celebrate a piece of tweed and a piece of flannel going out the door, I picked up a couple pieces for next summer. The first piece is a lightweight open-woven linen and silk blend that'll make a jacket: [​IMG] [​IMG] The second piece is a navy lightweight 20% mohair blend that'll make a summer suit (someday). The first pic is more colour-accurate: [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Please take a better photo of the plaid. The mohair is very interesting. It looks like a denim and would make an interesting Hip outfit. What do you plan to make?
     


  11. AndrewRogers

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    I busted a move and went for some 14/15 oz Fresco in mid grey, which was actually quite dark. I know 14/15 oz is not an ideal weight for Fresco, but I thought it was worth an experiment :) I hope my photography shows off the weave in all its rough glory. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Finally, the boring, but obligatory, birdseye view [​IMG]
     


  12. Film Noir Buff

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    I busted a move and went for some 14/15 oz Fresco in mid grey, which was actually quite dark. I know 14/15 oz is not an ideal weight for Fresco, but I thought it was worth an experiment :) I hope my photography shows off the weave in all its rough glory. [​IMG]
    Thanks for the obligatory electron microscope view. What do you plan to use this for?
     


  13. AndrewRogers

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    Thanks for the obligatory electron microscope view. What do you plan to use this for?

    Labcoat :)

    No, no, really, I will attempt a suit with a single-breasted, two-button coat with three patch pockets. This could be a disaster or a triumph of the 14/15 ounces. I am still thinking about it, however.
     


  14. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Labcoat :)

    No, no, really, I will attempt a suit with a single-breasted, two-button coat with three patch pockets. This could be a disaster or a triumph of the 14/15 ounces. I am still thinking about it, however.


    Put brown buttons on it and copyright it as a "frazersuit." [​IMG]
     


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    Put brown buttons on it and copyright it as a "frazersuit." [​IMG]

    Hah! Look out for a thread discussing just such a thing in a month or two
     


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