Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. bjorgensenfjord

    bjorgensenfjord Active Member

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    I've been going bananas trying to find this Zegna brown linen for a longer than I care to admit:

    https://www.tessin.it/top-brands/er...gildo-zegna.html?___store=en&___from_store=it

    But they only seem to have enough for some pants. It also seems pretty pricey for the amount of fabric. I need 3.5-4m- enough for a suit. The dudes at Zegna implied it wasn't made anymore. They wanted to help but didn't really know how to. Anyone have any ideas where I could track this down?
     
  2. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    This is a common linen color. Choose another fabric distributor.
     
  3. bjorgensenfjord

    bjorgensenfjord Active Member

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    Do you have any suggestions?
     
  4. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    I've stayed away from that myself through a fear of appearing to be wearing an ill-fitting jacket (ie boy in his fathers clothes). I'll look into it.

    This ebay seller should have some if you email them http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/yorkshirefabric
    Or there's Baird McNutt through their online site John Hanna https://jhannaltd.com/collections/glenariff?page=1
     
  5. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I have similar Zegna linen blends on the buy and sell forum.
     
  6. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Finally watched all those videos. GOOD JOB. Those suits are well done.

    If I were you i'd stick with Double Breasted from here on out.
     
  7. Alan Bee

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    Lord Superb, I agree .....



    Alan Bee
     
  8. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Ha, you almost knocked over Patrizio in one of those videos. You're a mix between James Earl Jones and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Keep the videos coming.
     
  9. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Suit vlogs, the new successor to photographing your dinner plate?

    Always cover the crotch knuckle, lads.
     
  10. Bromley

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    Is there something special about that particular length of linen? If not, you should be able to find a variety of similar shades/colors/weights from other mills and distributors, and for much less money (Holland & Sherry, W. Bill, Ulster, Caccioppoli, etc). Would also recommend looking at a sample in person before committing to a suit length.
     
  11. Bengan

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    I agree Alan Bee's suits look much better in the videos than in the photographs posted earlier, but I still think they are too aggressively fitted.

    Why don't you try a slightly roomier, more relaxed fit the next time you order a suit? I'm certain it would look great.
     
  12. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    This may be partly the curse (at least from a tailoring perspective) of having a particularly large drop. Something can look too aggressively fitted, but go a bit roomier and you can be swimming in fabric at the waist. It's a tough thing to balance. I suspect if he had a lesser drop, you'd have less of a problem with some of the things you take issue with.
     
  13. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Are these pants low rise? I would say the jacket is a bit short but other pictures seem to differ.

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