Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. S. Able

    S. Able Senior member

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    Chocolate brown birdseye:

    Will it work for an odd jacket?
     


  2. Master Shake

    Master Shake Senior member

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    I think of birdseye as an inherently suiting fabric.

     


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  4. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The grey = pick & pick.
     


  5. GiltEdge

    GiltEdge Senior member

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    It's called sharkskin. "Pick by pick" is pedestrian.
     
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  6. Grammaton Cleric

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    I love know-it-all 18-year olds. Of course, the simple notion that the Brits use a different term rather than the one used at PS MTM hasn't occured to them yet.

    Why don't you spend a few more rambling posts talking about how PS MTM is really "bespoke" and then back-tracking? That was fun.

    P.S. - Its Pick AND Pick and not Pick by Pick.
     
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  7. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Oh god.
     


  8. academe

    academe Senior member

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    + 1

    Also remind me never to have anything made by Paul Stuart MTM. I would hate to be served by pedantic, snobby, know-it-alls, like dear Paolo. :fu: Definitely not a good advertisement for PS MTM services.
     
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  9. tim_horton

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    I also don't think so - it would remind me of suiting. I can't really give a good reason as to why. Maybe it's the stark demarcation between the "eye" and the background.

    As an aside, I do have a chocolate brown wool/cashmere sportscoat made from this fabric. It's an Isaia I picked up from Sierra Trading Post. The pattern seems like a sportscoat version of the birdseye - it's a lot fuzzier in appearance and the "eye" and the background are very close in color and blend in with each other. I don't know what the weave would be called but it's probably my favorite sportscoat. It has a lot of surface texture which is what I like (it also fits like a glove.)

    [​IMG]

    Someone once referred to it as "crow's eye" but I've never heard that term before or since.


    Now that we've settled the pick-and-pick question... ;)

    Any tropical weight pick-and-picks out there that anyone knows of? Fresco has a bit of surface interest but it's not quite the same thing.
     
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  10. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That looks like a barleycorn weave. I've usually seen it in tweeds, but Harrisons has a couple flannels that look similar.
     


  11. tim_horton

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    Looked it up online and it appears you are right. :worship: I really like it, I'm not a fan of loud sportscoats and mine tend to be solids but this really gives a nice amount of texture and keeps it from looking like a suit jacket. I'd be stoked if I could find it in navy. EDIT: http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/125003/barleycorn#post_2188705 EDIT: Minnis has some barleycorn on their website but it's in their Harris tweed range. What I have is a wool/cashmere mix, definitely smoother and less nappy than tweed.
     
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  12. TheTukker

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    WTF does this even mean in this context?
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you rub sharkskin fabric in the wrong direction will it cut your hand? :confused:
     


  14. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Maybe he meant that it's laconic?
     


  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I thought he meant like plebian, in the adjective sense.
     


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