Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. aristoi bcn

    aristoi bcn Senior member

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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ah-- different section. Curious.
    I wonder if a hot wash/dry would bring the Tyrone to spec.
     


  3. aristoi bcn

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    I don't know but I doubt so because the finishing of the Tropical is very smooth.

    It seems Tyrone is a range under the Ulster Weavers's brand and Tropical is a range under Spence Bryson's brand. No clue why they do have two retail brands if they produce under the same roof.
     


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    The colour range for Tyrone looks attractive. But at 270gsm, it seems to be quite a bit lighter than w bill's 380gsm? I guess the drape will be less good too?

    Ulster weavers has a range called lislea that's heavier at 300gsm. Wonder if that is better. The colour range is smaller though.
     


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    Would like a recommendation, please.

    I would like the perfect versatile, year-round (UK) charcoal suit acceptable for weddings, job interviews, funerals, the office.

    I would ideally like something in a mid-weight (9-12 oz) and without a pattern.

    I also do not want the colour to be boring. If there's a bit of depth that can be added to the charcoal, maybe with hints of blue and/or brown that would be great.
     


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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For the UK, if you're willing to give up a little in the summer and wear a winter coat occasionally, Harrisons Frontier (10oz) has some excellent patterns that are just boring enough. For three-season wear, the P&B Fine Classic book (11-12oz), also from Harrisons, is very fine. There may be a Smith book in about that weight that will also do well. Whether you go for pick-and-pick, pindot, nailhead, or herringbone is up to you and your needs. www.harrisonsofedinburgh.com
     


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