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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Be careful. Different bolts can be different colors.
     

  2. jonathanS

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    Even the same fabric from the same book? I had never heard of that. Good thing I didn’t get a pair of trousers made then.

    Well then to the other guy, just wear the sports jacket or try to find a tailor to let out the trousers.
     

  3. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I just had this problem. An error on a sleeve couldn’t be corrected without new fabric from the mill. But no dice— they ran out of the previous bolt. Now I have to choose between a slightly flawed jacket at a discount, or a new one that will be late and perhaps not as good in some other way.
     

  4. lordsuperb

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    Or better?
     

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    Still, worth seeking out. Any rec’s On nyc tailors who carry that line or similar?
     

  6. Concordia

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    One hopes. But the last fitting was awfully good.
     

  7. Mr. Six

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    Definitely check with Greg at NMWA. They’ve used two different fabrics for that suit, if I remember correctly. That label looks like the older one, which might not be available anymore.
     

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    So weird. No one has any experience with dormeuil royal 11 krono?

    I’m almost inclined to pull the trigger. Planning to start the commission early/mid August
     

  9. The Chai

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    I know someone on eBay selling a navy colored krono. Tempted to pull the trigger myself...
     

  10. jonathanS

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    Meh. Not doing eBay fabrics. If I’m paying for bespoke I want to get exactly what I want. Not something that is kind of what I want. It’s just too expensive to not get exactly what I want. Just my 2 cents.
     

  11. The Chai

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    True...I have only bought of eBay twice. First one was a miss...I wanted midnight blue and they gave me black...second one was a hit being one of my favourite fabrics in my wardrobe...a dormeuil midnight wool mohair herringbone 450g
     

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    I want the midnight blue wool mohair (70/30 or 95/5) for my tuxedo. Are fabrics legit on eBay? I have questions about whether I can trust them. Either way I’ve all but decided on my next fabric commission, so I’ll just purchase through my tailor (I don’t mind paying a few hundred more in the grand scheme of things bc I have assurance it’s authentic & I have options).

    But I see what you’re saying, and with solids it’s not like you’re going to miss badly. Perhaps if you had a specific fabric you had your heart set on.
     

  13. The Chai

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    https://m.ebay.com.au/itm/DORMEUIL-...790871?hash=item4b29db6357:g:3qIAAOSwVohZ4L5N This was the fabric I got. I had a specific one in mind so was willing to take the risk and it worked out really well but I wouldn’t necessarily do it twice unless it’s an unusual fabric...
     

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    I’m commissioning a suit and I find it hard to choose between Fox’s Classic Navy and their Char-Navy. A bit torn between the subtle softness of unheathered navy, and the immediate surface interest of the heathered char navy. I find it surprisingly difficult to find any photos of plain navy flannel suits online – plenty of pinstripe/gray/etc., but hardly any solid navy.

    Does anyone have any photos and/or thoughts to share?

    (I wish there were more heathered/mottled navy flannels, without turning to navy charcoal. http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/navy-blue-flannel-suit-11-oz-wool.html looks great but I don’t know if Drapers still carries that cloth, can’t find it...)

    charnavy-classicnavy.jpg
     

  15. zr3rs

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    This is Fox char-navy

    and this is navy (but with windowpane)

    (both are 300g though)
    The navy is fine, but you would be hard pressed to distinguish it from a matte worsted from a distance. The char-navy is easily recognizable. Personally, I also like this colour more for a suit.

    I have RTW trousers in a mottled blue from VBC, so this might be available via Drapers.
     

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