Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. ATWright

    ATWright Active Member

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    I'm not sure what to think about the H&S stuff. There do seem to be some interesting cloths, but a lot of it is quite expensive for what it is, e.g. Crispaire compared to Fresco. And while I respect Simon immensely, I do feel like there's a sponsorship angle in there somewhere.
     


  2. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    The cavalry twill from the H&S Dakota book is excellent. I have a pair in dark brown. I think it is around 13oz but drapes like a heavier cloth.
     


  3. bdavro23

    bdavro23 Senior member

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    I think the Dakota book is the best on offer form H&S. Crispaire is nice, but better alternatives are out there. I'm not wild about their jacketing recently, thought thats mostly a stylistic criticism. I dont know why you would choose that house for suitings either.
     


  4. Bespoke DJP

    Bespoke DJP Senior member

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    Dear palodelincak

    Left fabric is obviously more versatile, although it may seem more suitable for the spring season.

    The right fabric provides a higher contrast with the trousers and it is fall-appropriate.

    Therefore, everything depends on your needs and width of your existing SC collection.

    Cheers,

    Dimitris
     


  5. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    The H&S city of London book has 13-14 oz suitings that compare favorably (if not better) to anything from the big British mills for a relatively cheap price. Crispaire should be priced around the same as Fresco and it's softer and better color saturation, I find, but you may not want either. The Dakota book is terrific, the Flannels are terrific, the SherryKash book has some jacketings/suitings that you won't find anything similar to anywhere, and the SherryTweed book is a absolute classic for tweeds. The Target/Inner City/Classic Worsteds are all at least on par with similar offerings from the other firms, again at reasonable prices (all under $100/yd).
     


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    Which do you like better for summer suits - a mohair blend of a fresco / finmeresco?
     


  7. The Chai

    The Chai Well-Known Member

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    I don't have access to finmeresco so I can't say. I didn't choose fresco because of the weather. More of the fact that I do ballroom dancing and it breathes better and doesn't crease as much :) my mohair frescos are quite breezy though. I have three suits made in them and about to get a fourth
     


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