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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Distinguished Member

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    How will you wear the gray and blue SC?
     

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    Since it’s somewhat of a complex jacket, I think plain shirts and knitted ties are suitable. And for trousers, you can’t go wrong with beige, ecru, khaki green, and grey trousers. Lately, I am into cavalry twills, covert cloths, and moleskin...
     

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    I like grey jackets with grey trousers. Not a praised combo among CM enthusiasts at all but an understated and more contemporary one than the ubiquitous navy blazer with grey trousers.
     

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    They have H&S on hand as a stock fabric so I believe it's discounted over a fabric they have to order for a one-off garment.
     

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    If you are in Palm Beach, Classic II is probably not the book for you. With that being said, I am a huge fan of that book for a number of reasons: great weight and body, beautiful drape, wears like iron and some really nice texture in a lot of the swatches. However, I started sweating thinking about wearing a suit from that book in anything over 75 degrees, though I run hot.

    I am also a huge fan of Fresco, but these are very different cloths. Make sure you are able to touch them both in person as they are a world apart in feel. Good luck.
     

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    Cashmere from W.Bill:

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    Harris Tweed from Harris Tweed Hebrides:

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    Now I need a green Tweed (maybe Shetland, maybe another Harris in Black Watch design) and a green Cashmere to have my weekend winter wardrobe completed. Three needlecords (dark brown, fawn and dark olive) coming soon to add some variety to my denims.

    This is my first winter commission from this tailor but my 5th and 6th in total. Unsuspectedly this time the jacket is 2cm wider and lapels 2 cms narrower. It seems that widening the jacket has worked because they are intended to be worn mostly with knitwear (as seen in the picture) but wasn't expecting a narrower lapel (8 cm opposite to my previous jackets that were all 10 cm). Now I don't know what size I like most. :/ This lapels are maybe more according to a true three button jacket than to a three roll two.
     

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    @aristoi bcn

    Need to let out the sides (more like hips) man. Your vents are flying wide open.

    Alan Bee
     

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    Switch out the buttons and go for something darker on the cashmere. In regards to the lapels I feel like you can get away with a larger lapel when doing a 3r2.5 or higher.

    Those italian tailors like things super fitted. I had similar issues with my linen jacket from formosa. He will have to let out the sides (hips and waiste) for it to hang cleanly.
     

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    Which merchant/mill makes this Classic II book?
     

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    Increase the length a bit and let out the sides a lot. Jackets appear to be hugging in not particularly flattering ways.
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    Jackets might fit better without knitwear underneath.
     

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    This is a weird question but do you guys get your tweed jackets laundered or just brush and go?
     

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    I haven’t laundered any jacket in over a decade. :hide:
     

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    With the money you are spending on jackets, don’t have them laundered. Something will get screwed up. Buy a hand held steamer at the closest Bed Bath. It’s all you need.
    Alex
     

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