Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    I would love to see pics when it's finished
     


  2. NewYorkIslander

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    Finally made it down to TipTop in Greenpoint today. Glad I did. Very easy to look unlike Beckensteins, which is a bit more mazy and dark. Picked up a Woodhouse Donegal 6 ply for fall Tweed BlazerSuit. Some pics from the experience:
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    This is just one of the two giant warehouse like stock rooms This was suiting and Gab trousers, the other was sportcoats, coashmere and shirtings:
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    Here's the booty:
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    Plus as an added bonus, passed the corner where my dad grew up on the way home:
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    Neighborhood was basically run by my granddad from the 50s through the early 70s, but it was a very different place back then. Although, i think he'd do alright if he were running it now...lol
     
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    ^ Good stuff, Rob! Have to make it over there myself. I may be stopping by Isles soon. Curious how that looks.
     


  4. ThinkDerm

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    Rob, how much was the Donegal per yard? I was impressed the place wasn't dingy!

    Next time, lets take a trip there together.
     


  5. TheTukker

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    +1


    Very cool - thanks for sharing.
     


  6. coolpapa

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    Please take pics if you go!
     


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    Will try!
     


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    I have Beckensteins, Tip Top, and Isles on my places to visit list and hope to get to them soon!
     


  9. ThinkDerm

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    what's the story with Beckensteins and Isles?

    Next time I go, i'll take photos at tip top...
     


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    Beckensteins is a very crowded place with lots of fabric. Not as neat as TipTop and I think you have to really look a bit more for some great stuff. They do have a HUGE selection of VERY LOUD plaids though (Tartans) in the back corner, and tons of shirtings downstairs. I think Isles is just a distributer, and don't know if they stock fabrics. Someone who knows could probably tell more though. They're out on the island.
     


  11. ThinkDerm

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    I was surprised TT was so new looking and neat.
     


  12. Lightbringer

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    NYR, do you know where Beckensteins is? I have never quite figured it out.
     


  13. NewYorkIslander

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    w39th I think. Its a small store front a block off 8th Ave I think. Not to far from FIT.
     
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  14. ThinkDerm

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    I think Beckensteins is the shop I heard about recently from someone else - they mentioned it's where all the FIT students go
     


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    Sorry for the size....

    3 3/4'' Peak Lapel
    Side Vents
    Slanted pockets with ticket
    Turnback cuffs

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