Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    False advertising?
     
  2. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Worth a look. Also the wheat and dark beige.
    Dugdale's New Fine Classics (on their website) has a nice batch of taupe/beige suitings, 10oz.
     
  3. ovlov

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    Hey all.

    Has anyone had any experience with having a trench coat made?
    Im looking for some suggestions of appropriate mills/books to look for. So far all i have found is the H&S trenchcoat book. I assume that would be ideal but would like some feedback if anyone has used it themselves or suggestions of some other options.

    Cheers
     
  4. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tailors tend to think of trenchcoats as manufactured garments, not items to be made by hand. If nothing else, getting the water-resistant seams right is something not many shops do routinely.
     
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    ovlov Senior member

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    Are you saying that it's something they don't/can't do?
    I'm getting a suit and coat made by a local tailor I have not tried before. He said he can make a trench coat for me but the only appropriate cloth he has is H&S; though he is happy to use anything I can source myself. Do you think this means he is a bit of a hack?

    I jad not considered the waterproofing issue. I assumed that was just a matter of using the right fabric.
     
  6. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If he'll make it, then go for it.
     
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    iirc, they do other blends as well off of the XmilmilX base... in any case i'm sure i'd agree it's a nice fabric. the straight-up 15mil that i recall was like something between lambswool and cashmere but seemed more like wool in apparent durability. good stuff.
     
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    Todays feature for the "Willing to Learn" like me.

    Alan Bee

     
  9. Alan Bee

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    Hi C&A, if the video clips bother you, can you just skip them and all related discussion? Thats what I would do.

    I find the level of knowledge and quality of critique here much more sophisticated than on WAYWRN. Thats why I seek (and share) sartorial wisdom here on this thread which is more or less dedicated to bespoke tailoring.

    Regards, Alan Bee
     
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    I do have a bespoke trench coat. I bought cotton from Fox, they applied a waterproof on the cotton. The thing is you have to get at least 5m, which was fine for me.
     

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