Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. The Chai

    The Chai Well-Known Member

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    You're right. There's more of a roll on the fresco mohair than the kid. In saying that there's not much of a sheen on the fresco mohair. More so on the kid. You can see the roll on the double breasted here. It's also made out of fresco mohair. Though I suppose because of the weave you could probably get away with wearing it casually without a tie because of the surface texture. I wear my sbpl either purely with button downs or dress shirt and bow ties (when dancing)

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  2. The Chai

    The Chai Well-Known Member

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    ...alternatively you could always try the halsteads two ply or three ply mohair that has little sheen and a lot of surface texture. It's rough though...I'm not that brave yet...perhaps my tenth suit I might jump the gun but I should be getting a flannel next as I don't have one
     


  3. PCK1

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    so H&S has unfortunately discontinued the 'mustard yellow' corduroy swatch. P&H doesn't have anything similar. Anyone know of any other books that have a real mustard yellow?...and not that honey color...really yellow.
     


  4. jonathanS

    jonathanS Senior member

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    I definitely like DB suits - I currently have a grey DB flannel coming - figured it'd be a good place to start with bespoke (couldn't go wrong). But I might look at a fresco mohair. I'll have a better idea when I have an opportunity to feel the fabrics in person next month. Definitely looking forward to that.

    I like your treatment of SB Peak Lapels.

    Thanks for the photos of the mohair suits to give me an idea of what the options are.

    I don't think Im venturous enough to go with a 2 or 3 ply mohair with a rough texture - theres a reason I am leaning toward a crispaire or finmeresco over Minnis Fresco.
     


  5. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    Does anyone know how to remove those numbering?

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  6. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Is it tailors chalk? Steam?
     


  7. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Are we talking Heinz or Maille mustard yellow?
     


  8. palodelincak

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    I'm looking for a dark brown cavalry twill, however I didn't find it in H&S Dakota book. Do you know the fabric code please?
     


  9. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    No, it is not chalk.
    It is the marking at the end of a bolt of Fox's flannel.
    I also have another piece of Harrison Tweed has similar marking.
     


  10. aristoi bcn

    aristoi bcn Senior member

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  11. mactire

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    I think 80 hours is well over the average even allowing for the padding to be done by hand.

    But of course if you're happy with the work why change it. I think we've all seen plenty heartache on the forum over that.
     


  12. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    I would say it falls more in line with the Edmond Fallot Dijon. Brisbane doesn't seem to have anything quite bright enough.

    I think Bruce Boyer wears the H&S shade I am looking for in this image:
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  13. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    yes, with scissors. That part of the fabric is not supposed to be sold (its inventory/job/fabric numbers).
     


  14. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    I made up a pair just like that. HFW Corn is what I used- Eskdale Trouser collection #9360. The photo on the website is pretty washed out. I'd suggest getting a sample to be sure.
     


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