Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.
Chocolate brown birdseye:
Will it work for an odd jacket?
I think of birdseye as an inherently suiting fabric.
The grey = pick & pick.
It's called sharkskin. "Pick by pick" is pedestrian.
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.
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. Definitely not a good advertisement for PS MTM services.
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.)
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.
That looks like a barleycorn weave. I've usually seen it in tweeds, but Harrisons has a couple flannels that look similar.
Looked it up online and it appears you are right. 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.
WTF does this even mean in this context?
If you rub sharkskin fabric in the wrong direction will it cut your hand?
Maybe he meant that it's laconic?
I thought he meant like plebian, in the adjective sense.
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