Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Of course, Al. I'm not only the president of the Alan B Fan Club, I'm also a member. It is my sworn duty to protect your pects from rejects.
     
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    No, PAJAMAS ONLY
     
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    You're doing too much.......
     
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    how dieworkwearesque of you.
     
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    It's the least I could so for such a hunky sartorial specimen.

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    Your suits look nice, even if they're a little too bold for me.

    Just FYI, the term sack, as it refers to the American tradition of cutting a suit, doesn't refer to it "fitting like a sack" or it being roomy. It's a term Brooks Brothers used for their suit in 1900 or so, the "No. 1 Sack Suit." They took the term from mid- to late-19th century tailoring, which used sack to describe how the back was cut with two straight panels instead of four curved pieces, as you'd find on more formal clothing. The term sack suit came to describe American style because Brooks set the template. The cut can be as full or as close as you want.

    Sorry for the clarification, but there's the idea that American cut is necessarily baggy because of the term sack, but it's conflating historical fashion trends with a 19th century tailoring term.
     
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    14milmil14 isn't cashmere, it's superduperfine wool. while i've never handled the 14mil product i have handled several of the 15mil products which are really great, so it would follow that the 14mil would be a very fine product as well (just not quite as fine a micron)

    the nice thing about superfine wool compared to cashmere is that it seems you can use a true worsted prep with wool. i can only recall seeing napped or woolen-type products with cashmere, but that might just be my own shortcoming/unworldliness.
     
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    You are correct except this one is actually 100% cashmere. They don't weave this often but this is pure cashmere.
     
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    Thank you dieworkwear for your comments and more importantly, for lecturing me on the origins of the Sack Suit.

    Yes my last commissions were quite bold (both in cut and color). I am currently working on another commission which will be a bit less, shall we say, dramatic ;)

    Alan Bee
     
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    Stripes are not very popular right now in jacketing, but there are a few places to find something similar if not exactly the same.

    Abraham Moon has a blazer stripe group in their heritage collection.

    Ariston has some attractive stripes in their LINI & COTONI folder for E2017 (free registration)

    Marzoni has a few strong stripes among their books for summer and winter, but you have to search. I'm getting a waistcoat made in the brown/green stripe attached. It was in book J3. Maybe I'll get a blazer later. Green stripe jacketing in Marzoni J3 look book 01629.png
     
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    Of course Sproutie. Some more SoulFood for you .......



    Alan Bee
     
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    Good job. Too much overhang on the tie, entering Trumpian levels.

    Do you dress on the left?
     
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    Good morning Sproutie, I certainly hope you're referring to my tie :embar: LOL. If so, yes. A FIH knot should always be "askew" or as the French would say, "Degage" .....

    Alan Bee
     

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