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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. meister

    meister Senior member

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    What weight were they M-E? 10 0oz or more?
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I like that linen a lot, very nice.
     


  3. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mr. Pink, did you see the Smith's "luxury flannel" book? It has some nice 11oz. Not sure what the experts think of this stuff. It felt really nice to me. And the shades of gray were nice.

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  4. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    I have a pair of trousers from the book. I think they may be this same fabric. I like them quite a bit, but I'm not really looking for a flannel suit. It's hard to justify for San Diego. Our "cold" winter days are in the low 60s.

    I'm crossing my fingers on the Lesser's 10oz, but I have my doubts. It's not even listed on the Harrison's website.

    Incidentally, does anyone have an opinion of the Minnis Savile Row, Classic, or Crown Classic books?
     


  5. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Whoops. Sorry, missed the "worsted" part of your post. I love the feel of Harrisons Frontier. That seems like a good choice for SD.
     


  6. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    LOVE the lightweight woolen flannels from Smith.
     


  7. lasbar

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    Fox worsted flannels from Fox are also lovely..
     


  8. Slewfoot

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    For sure. They almost feel like woolen which I love about them. Have yet to make up my POW 3-piece. Who knows when that will happen considering how infrequently I wear suits these days.
     


  9. Grammaton Cleric

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    +10. Love Fox. Pity the customer service is so shoddy.
     


  10. hst

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    Yes, I think W Bill has just 1 linen book. I have a small length of the tobacco linen. Let me try to dig it out, and take a photo in the next day or two.
     


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    Thanks hst - appreciate the help.
     


  12. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    That is very nice. I was thinking of getting a sport coat made of this. But I would really like one with a nice pattern. Does W Bill make patterned linen? Scabal has some really nice patters, but it's very light in weight. If anyone has any recs for a patterned, heavy-ish linen, I'd appreciate it.

    Have you looked at the Finmeresco book? I love, love, love the suit I have in it and plan to get another. Patrick said they will have an updated book in the fall that will have grays in it. Wish I'd known the last time they came. I'd have waited for that instead of getting the Crispaire. Oh well.
     
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    Porter and Harding blue herringbone
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  14. GusW

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    Love the green, blue, orange, burgundy at 4 o'clock. Now that would make a nice jacket. I would have fun with those colors.
     


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    This is the most representative of the colour I could get with my camera. The actual colour is a richer reddish brown.

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    A close-up of the texture. The reference number is 60154.

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