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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. FlyingHorker

    FlyingHorker Senior Member

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    Thank you, this OTR manufacturer is exactly the type of thing I'm looking for, very reasonable prices, and indeed very precise measurements that seem true to size at first glance.
    Huh. I always assumed an individual consumer wasn't allowed to buy straight from the source, good to know I was wrong.

    Although I'd have to make a student account? Very odd. Asks for student number and course number.
     


  2. lordsuperb

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    Have you seen the fabric book for the Zegna CashCo?
     


  3. Alan Bee

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    Gentlemen,

    How would you style a bold windowpane flannel such as this? A gray flannel base with charcoal panes.

    https://www.harrisonsofedinburgh.com/collections/harrisons-of-edinburgh/flannel

    Fabric #: 39360

    I'm trying to imagine a no-frills (2 button, jetted pockets, notch lapel, classic shoulder, moderate lapels etc) 3-pc single breasted with a simple single breasted vest but can't quite get my head around it. The safe way out of course (if you can call a bold window pane safe) is a 2pc Double Breasted .......

    Any takers?

    Alan Bee
     


  4. lordsuperb

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    You can't really infer anything based on the website's sample.
     


  5. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Distinguished Member

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    In general, I’d say your physique is better suited to a three piece, so that would get my vote.
     


  6. Alan Bee

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    LS, I suppose thats where we employ some imagination, no?

    You are perhaps one of the most experienced on this thread when it comes to cloth so I'm counting on your sixth sense. Could you at least hazard a view? 3 Piece or D/B?

    Alan Bee
     


  7. Alan Bee

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    Thanks E.

    I'm trying to imagine a 3-pc here but in my minds eye, it gets quite busy. Even with simple styling.

    Alan Bee
     


  8. lordsuperb

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    Double breasted slims him down.

    That check is fairly chunky. I think it would work better as a sport coat..... Double breasted or 3 piece would be doing too much.
     


  9. Alan Bee

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    Specifically, I want to do something bold but tasteful hence my interest in this fabric as a suiting.

    But I do see your point LS, thank you. I wonder if I can get away with a D/B. I don't mind the attention or mild curiosity it might provoke, this would be my only patterned suit besides 2 navy chalk stripe DB's (a 14oz flannel and another in 8/9oz tropical wool)

    I've seen Dr. Andre Churchwell pull-off some crazy bold windowpanes (with panache) that I would not dare stare at for more than a moment.

    Alan Bee
     
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  10. ericgereghty

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    Meh, agree to disagree, though I suppose my stance could be biased based upon my own physique. Alan’s drop is about 4-6” more severe than mine, and I always feel slightly bulky wearing a DB.
     


  11. lordsuperb

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    This works as a 3 piece or DB.
    [​IMG]
     


  12. usctrojans31

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    I'm seeing Alexander Kraft everywhere all of the sudden. I know loads of CEOs, and I don't know many who spend that much time on fashion shoots.
     


  13. Alan Bee

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    Very debonair indeed LS. Thanks for your sage opinion. Would you happen to know if Harrisons of Edinburgh carries anything like this under its various brands? Or a close proxy ...

    Alan Bee
     
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