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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Bespoke DJP

    Bespoke DJP Senior Member

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    Dear @lordsuperb,

    Some pages back, I provided you with a piece of information pertinent to a Zegna Cashco source; you may ask them for pictures, just for yourself!

    Cheers,

    Dimitris
     


  2. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Distinguished Member

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    I shot them an email, no response.
     


  3. Alan Bee

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    Wow, Dimitris, Maybe Tom Ford can pulls this off but I'm not sure I can :) Quite busy, don't you think?

    The example from LS above I can picture as its a simple pane in gray and light gray. When you introduce a third color, it starts to get tricky. Not sure I'm at that level yet :)

    Thank you for chiming in sir.

    Alan Bee
     


  4. UrbanComposition

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    @Alan Bee

    I think a DB would be flattering for you, but would have to be cut very well for it to be so. Three piece might be easier for the tailor, and definitely more versatile. Has your tailor made you double-breasted suits in the past?
     


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    I thought there was a fox flannel that was close to that. I was considering it for a commission at one point. Went with a tweed instead.
     


  6. Bespoke DJP

    Bespoke DJP Senior Member

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    Dear @Alan Bee,

    Yes totally agree, but I posted this TF suit merely as an indication of a 3pc DB, the style and the atmosphere that it creates, and you have to imagine it in a less busy design as the windowpane that you are describing; it may become a very handsome garment!

    Furthermore, I totally agree with our fellow SFers here, that based on what we have already seen, DB suits are very flattering for you.

    Best,

    Dimitris
     


  7. Bespoke DJP

    Bespoke DJP Senior Member

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    Are you sure? Just now, or back in that period? They are usually very typical, and respond quickly to enquiries. Having nothing to lose, I would retry.

    BTW, I have checked the Cashco batch, although I haven't made anything cause the cost is very steep for what it is. Perhaps, next FW I would commission couple of Zegna cotton-elastane corduroys, which I find quite nice.

    Best,

    Dimitris
     


  8. Alan Bee

    Alan Bee Senior Member

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    Interesting observation Dimitris. Here’s a pic of a garment at forward fitting now finished and delivered.

    W. Bill Lamlana cloth in light beige. Playing around with ideas and wanted to make a dressy spring evening sport jacket with a shawl lapel.

    I got this idea from a fellow here who had same cloth made up in peak lapel S/C but the cloth is just so beautiful and dressy I thought it’d make an elegant (non-formal) dinner jacket.

    Alan Bee
     


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    I am really enjoying your pictures AB. This most recent order is quite interesting - I like it!

    I enjoy the roping on the shoulders. And the length of the jacket is great.
     


  10. ericgereghty

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