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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. S K M

    S K M Senior Member

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    Would be fantastic, thanks! Do you have access to the book? Have contacted the yahoo-account today asking to obtain the book (willing to pay) but haven't received reply.
     

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    Winter mid grey flannels in a fairly heavy weight, like 15-16 ounces - is lady san felice that heavy? What do you all recommend - standard minnis or Fox?
     

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    I don't believe so. Think they top out at about 12-13? Fox's heavy is 17-18, and Minnis is right about at your sweet spot, 14-15 if I recall.
     

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    Explorer feels a tad lighter. Both are equally good but Fresco has the edge as it has more patterns to choose from.
     

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    There's also flannels from Zignone in that weight in plain shades.
     
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    Minnis or Harrisons should work very well at that weight.
     


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    My tailor lent me the book but I have to return it soon. I don't think that Michael sells the book to individuals. I'm pretty sure that it gets sent out to select tailors and there is a travelling book in the USA and in Europe. You may want to ask Michael if he can put you in queue for one of those. I'll try to post the pictures tomorrow for you.
     

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    And after looking them up the Brembana mill went to the wall in 2014, so there's no chance of sourcing any :-(.
     

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    Are these linens that much better than W. Bill?
     

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    Do you mean Zignone? Interested in thoughts of the quality of Zignone flannels - is it as good a Fox or is it more at VBC level?
     
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    Somehow I thought they were heavier. Sorta in keeping with what ll likes.
     

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    The question was intended to be rhetorical. The ordering process is a hassle to go through, and quite expensive given the alternative.
     

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    Beg pardon, you're right it is Zignone. I got three lengths in Naples and have sent one off to be made up and will report back in time re wear.

    Personally I loved the warmth of the tones, and they're similar in weight to Fox, c. 480g which is 17oz. They're between €35-€50/metre depending on which merchant you go to.
     

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    I've only have first-hand knowledge of W. Bill swatches so I reserve the right to change my opinion. But, I (and my two tailors who have more experience with W. Bill) prefer LL linen.
     

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