Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    I agree with that comparison of Worsted Alsport and Glorious Twelfth. Both are excellent, though.
     


  2. SimonC

    SimonC Senior member

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    Interesting. I always thought Rangoon was suiting, and Riviera was the closest jacketing book to the weight and weave of Rangoon.....
     


  3. dalevy

    dalevy Senior member

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    Thanks. One of the gunclub designs for Glorious Twelfth is appealing, but I guess I would like the bit heavier weight. Also, the tailor has a limited cloth selection, so if I want Glorious Twelfth I'd have to get it myself. Is that possible? I recall some mention of a very high markup for Harrison's, but I don't know much about getting my own cloth yet.

     


  4. brax

    brax Senior member

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    I agree with SimonC. I've never heard of Rangoon jacketing.
     


  5. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Rivera wasn't much like Rangoon, although they were aiming at the same general climate and price point.
     


  6. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Has anyone looked through the standard formal wear books recently? I used to think Smith was the best, and now with a recent mailing of swatches, Lesser is the one that looks even blacker in color (not green, as it may have been before). Now, those are samples, so anything good or bad could have happened to them that won't show up in a suit.

    I'm looking at very basic 10-12 oz barathea and faille.
     


  7. brax

    brax Senior member

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    I went with the Schofield & Smith barathea. You may want to give that a look.
     


  8. Bromley

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    Hello all,

    Can anyone recommend a good camelhair or alpaca? I'm looking for something in a rich gold (not that pervasive gray/tan) between 9 and 20 oz. I'm looking to make a sport coat rather than an overcoat. I've checked my usual sources and come up empty-handed. Many thanks in advance for any guidance.
     


  9. Alan Bee

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    Fundamental Approach to Building a Bespoke Wardrobe (Part 2)

    Last time we did a video on the basic theory of building a bespoke wardrobe. We drew up a short list and went through swatch books. In this video, we examine the shortlisted fabrics before they are designed and sent off to the tailor to be converted into garments.

    As a business person (finance), I have assembled a composite wardrobe fitting for a business person. Note that I have kept the selections to very basic cloth i.e. staples in plain solids, earth tones and very few patterns.

    Enjoy the clip. Alan Bee ...

     


  10. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    How do some of you all stay married?
     


  11. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    FFS
     


  12. mactire

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    Where did you source the Gorina? I've had no joy in finding any.
     


  13. Simon A

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    My tailor in Madrid...you will find most Spanish tailors carry it.
     


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