Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. gdl203

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    Honestly, can you guys explain what you mean?

    Jacket fronts never cover the crotch (open quarters) so what are we talking about here? (go ahead, I'm a grown-up, I can hear it)
     


  2. double00

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    not quite, it's a basketweave and requires a worsted yarn. so it can be any fiber with some good combed luster.
     


  3. Mr. Six

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    Nvm. Thanks for clarifying. Though I'll admit I'm suspicious that a worsted yarn is absolutely necessary to create that specific weave.
     
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  4. lordsuperb

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    I think I bitched about the price of one the subscriptions on this thread, and told another member he can find most of the commissions in other fabric books. A few weeks later my password didn't work. That's all that comes to mind right now. That stuff is expensive and heavy!
     
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  5. lordsuperb

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    I think some people don't use the thumb as a point of reference. Some people like the jacket to be tad bit longer, past their crotch I guess.

    1eec6317_image.jpg IMG_7205.jpg
     


  6. lordsuperb

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    Things may get convoluted when you reach this point.....

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  7. gdl203

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    I see. It sounds like a different way to say "cover the seat". Unless I'm missing something about human anatomy, that's the same level...
     


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  9. lordsuperb

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    They also seemed to be running out of good ideas. Have you ever signed up for that site? I found my self selling off a lot of the subscriptions, and I'm still stuck with a hopsack suit :(. Maybe its for the best i got blocked.

    Has there been any subscriptions worthwhile in the past year?
     


  10. mactire

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    For the sake of clarity (instead of lols) this was a term coined some pages back by lordsuperb or maybe jrd during a discussion on jacket length. Basically a rule of thumb I'd heard was that the jacket should be about as long as your knuckles with arms at rest by your sides.

    The point made by others was that the length should be sufficient for the hem to to be lower than the fork/crotch of ones trousers.
     


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    Just for completeness, here are some gray suiting fabrics from the Blue Riband book: Blue_Riband.JPG
     


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    Learnt something new today
     


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