Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    The experienced bespeakers here will probably have some good advice, but here's what I'm hoping to do eventually, with a similar cloth:

    Coat: SB, 3r2, 2 patch pockets, ½ lined. Trou: Flat front, cuffs, undecided on belt loops.
     
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  2. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I think that fabric might be too 'formal' for patch pockets.
     


  3. Maccimus

    Maccimus Senior member

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    Will it be crazy to wear a AF blue jacket as a blazer? I am thinking of using swappable buttons to make the jacket dual-purpose.:satisfied:
     


  4. Slewfoot

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    I think it's fine to wear an Air Force Blue color as an add jacket, but it depends on the material. Fresco, flannel or tweed are fine. Worsted would look odd to me.
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

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    I would agree with that, worsted would look too formal. I would also change up the buttons, maybe mother of pearl to take down the formality as well.
     
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  6. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    ^ Oh, if it's a plain weave worsted I agree (maybe it has to be, to be a sharkskin?) In the close up I just thought it looked like it had a fresco like texture - probably just the pattern giving that impression...
     


  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Massively jealous of that tan Woodhouse fresco but please make it as a jacket, not a suit.
     


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    Thanks. Will do!

    What do you think patch pockets or not?
     


  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    i probably would not but it would work either way.

    wait, I got my other post back assward. Please make as a suit, not a jacket.
     
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    Or better yet, a BlazerSuit! :teach: :^)
     
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  11. mafoofan

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    Vintage tweed for overcoat. 18 oz. or so.

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  12. Fred49

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    Hi guys,I am looking for suggestions on these two cloth choices. I posted a while back without
    any comments. The bottom is RAF and not as shiny as the photo might suggest, the top is grey.. Do you think this is worth persuing or should I dump them?
     


  13. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fred, the photos are a bit small, so it's hard to really tell what the cloth is like. In general though, I think a gray (or navy) herringbone would make a fine business suit.

    edit: I see the photos enlarged when I moved my browser window. Does the top one have a stripe in it? I prefer no stripes personally.
     
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    Yep good eye,there is a faint blue thread of blue running through the grey cloth
     


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    I am not really sure about the blue cloth. I have had this for a few months and can't pull the trigger. I may drag it along on my next visit to one of the SR guys when they come to town.
     
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