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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. C&A

    C&A Senior Member

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    Here is a photo of the W Bill tobacco swatches I received a few months ago.

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  2. C&A

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  3. Grammaton Cleric

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    Did you just ring them up and ask them to send swatches to you?
     


  5. C&A

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    ^ Yes. They are very friendly & helpful
     


  6. Parker

    Parker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    #2 looks like it would make a nice summer sport coat.



    I did this. I asked for what they had in browns and tans. I would caution that the dye lots can be a bit inconsistent. I just received a basted suit with 60135 and it was about 15% lighter than the swatch. It was also a little more red. And didn't quite match the tailor's swatch book either. If possible, I would try to see the actual bolt before buying. As NOBD mentioned, browns are a tough color to get right.

    Here's another photo of the same swatches that C&A posted above:

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  7. Grammaton Cleric

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    Thanks. The darker one (60135) looks like a real winner!
     


  8. tim_horton

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    I agree, I prefer that one as well.
     


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    The darker one by a mile..
     


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    I actually prefer the tone of 60154, but would prefer it to be a shade darker. It has a nice warm tobacco quality to it.
     


  11. kolecho

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    H&S has a 10oz cigar linen which is very nice.
     


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    13 oz is nice so you will get a bit of weight which will be cooling and rumple rather than crush IMO
     


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    Foolishly, I did not. I think I looked at all the wrong books while I was there. This is one of things I dislike most about Patrick's tours: There's never enough time, or decent light, when looking at fabrics. Does anyone know if Smith's send out swatches--or how to get in touch with them?
     


  14. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    ^MP, I don't know how to contact Smiths. But I think the info is here or on another forum. I spent 1.5 hrs on their last trip going through several books.

    Thank you very much. I like the pattern of #s 3 and 4, but would like it in a different color. Maybe the mysterious, missing #1?
    Wow. At first I thought they had accidentally switched fabrics on you. The suit looks a lot more like the top swatch than the bottom one. But after going back to C&A's pic (quoted below too), it seems like they didn't. Doesn't look like much of a difference between the two swatches in C&As post. I might have gotten that dark brown if it existed. So sorry it got switched on you somehow, P.
     
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    Does anyone know how to contact Ariston and/or how to source fabric from them? I like #2 but would be interested to see if they have anything else in linens.
     


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