Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. hymo

    hymo Senior member

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    Well, not entirely. I had to select several white balance modes and adjust the exposure compensation value to -1.3 f-stops to get the right shade of brown to appear on the LCD screen of the camera.

    BTW, anyone has suggestions of what lining colour to go with the Dormeuil Sportex?
     


  2. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    I think I'd choose navy, or a midblue for a more summery feel. If you're feeling bold, the blue of the selvage...

    Edit: unless the fabric is shine-through like some fresco's.
     
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  3. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    Since the software changeover, my thread has gotten buried, but I know readers of this thread will want to know that I still have for sale dozens of fabric bolts from Alan Flusser's custom operation.

    These are fine solid cloths from the best mills & merchants like Harrisons, Lesser, Carlo Barbera, Fintex, etc.

    There were 70.

    Some bigtimers have feasted on them already, but over 40 wonderful cloths remain.

    If you checked before and were not sure if a given cloth was heavy or light, note that fabric weights have now been added

    You can see them all in the B&S Archive here.
     
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  4. JTA

    JTA Senior member

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    I used gingham check (brown/white) for body lining and stripped shirt sleeve style on my sportscoat.
     


  5. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    What fabric? Never seen it; sounds great.
     


  6. JTA

    JTA Senior member

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    Dormeuil Sportex

    Body lining:
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    Sleeve lining:
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  7. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Oops. That's a bit much for me. I like the idea of gingham lining though. Is it cotton or 'real lining fabric'?
     


  8. JTA

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    I believe it's cotton fabric. The cloth itself textured, bodied and falls beautifully however I'm slightly concern that it may be too hot during summer hence the quarterly lined jacket. With the paisley I was experimenting and agree that it's a bit too flashy.

    Happy with the end result as I can wear this nearly all year round in Sydney (except during heat wave).
     
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  9. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    And that is what's most important.
     
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  10. hymo

    hymo Senior member

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    JTA, when you said you have a jacket in this cloth, I did not expect it to be the same colour! I find the gingham lining very congruent with the character of a sportsjacket.

    The Sportex is a 13 oz/sq yard high twist fresco-like cloth. It has a much more agreeable handle compared to the sandpapery feel of real fresco.
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  11. lasbar

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    Nice...

    I have never trried Dormeuil before..
     


  12. C&A

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    Acquired some old stock Harrisons tweed and beige square weave Woodhouse fresco. Will make the latter up as a sport coat next spring.

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    Will have the tweed made up as a sport coat for this winter. Apart from pairing it with gray flannels I'm considering other options such as heavy cotton, moleskin or corduroy. Leaning toward a navy corduroy, but open to other suggestion.

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    I'm having this Moorebrook alpaca being made up as a giacca sfoderata together with these blue flannel pants and a dark blue cambray shirt:

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    Some unfunded liabilities that I will be selling again in B&S (since they are very similar to other fabrics I had already made up), Three sharksins, 2x Dugdale T Fisher S100 and a Taylor & Lodge golden bale:

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  13. Looking to improve

    Looking to improve Senior member

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    You delight in rubbing that tweed in my face, don't you? :censored:












    :D

    It's a beautiful cloth, wear it well. I hope to do so as well, eventually...

    MtB

    P.S. Thanks for the advice and help you offered.
     


  14. Kaplan

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    C&A, the sharkskins you're selling look great, especially 1 & 3.
     


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    #1 is mine. It is my first piece of AF blue. How should I use it?:satisfied:
     


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