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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    :lol:


    I think Trini is kidding..
     


  2. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    wanting some quick feed back - Has anyone got any experience with making trousers from twed. specifically, how would I go getting some flat fronts with this Donegal?
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    It's about 450 g or 15 oz with a soft finish. I'm already getting a jacket in this, not sure bout the pants
     
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  3. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the softer, looser weave (hand-loomed?) Donegals such as W. Bill won't make long-lasting pants, but other harder finished Donegals such as Thornproof would be fine. I'd ask the tailor what they think first.

    Btw, that's a nice color swatch.
     
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  4. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Nice? That must be the most boring Donegal I have ever seen.
     


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  6. Sterling Gillette

    Sterling Gillette Senior member

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    +1
     


  7. NewYorkIslander

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    I think its nice too. Best bet would be to ask you tailor. At 15oz it be a solid winter pant I'd imagine and you always have the versatility to break up a donegal suit. Think about a waistcoat as well. I have two Donegals in the works now, both made into three pieces.
     


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    Someone's been watching sharkweek!
     


  9. Pliny

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    Ah okay - good point. Perhaps a grey thornproof - if i can get them to match
    cheers - that's my goal, something v. conservative
    thx - not really sure about that weight because of the difficulty in getting good creases. keen to see yo pics when u have em
     


  10. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    getting ready for fall/winter:

    Zegna blue 90%cashmere/10%linen birdseye

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    Zegna Navy blue/white houndstooth 100% cashmere

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    Navy/white barleycorn, 100% cashmere

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    Zegna 90% wool/10%cashmere loden with rust windowpane

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    Doubleface 100% cashmere twil, brown on one side/grey on the other

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    Charles Clayton 90% wool /10% cashmere navy herringbone

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    Dark grey wool/cashmere herringbone flannel

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  11. ThinkDerm

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  12. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    For both
     


  13. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Loden windowpane for a jacket?
     


  14. banis

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    I'd make pants from that cloth or even a suit. :satisfied:
     


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    Holy 'moley
    I actually just dribbled from the corner of my mouth whilst looking at those, your a bad man Ed!
    -TTO
     


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