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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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    When is the right time to wear this fabric?
     

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    The 19th century
     

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    You don’t have to be the receptionist in a meat locker. But persistently cool weather is an excellent idea.
     

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    Would that be Bromley or the member formerly known as Bromley?
     

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    I had this whipcord made up recently, available at a good price from Harrisons of Burley. I’m guessing only a few lengths left as I went back for the same cloth in cream but it was sold out.

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    I want to see if anyone here knows of cotton twill bottom-weight fabric mills in Europe (chino/khaki)? I'm familiar with Brisbane Moss, TBM/TFM, Albizzatte. I'm looking to expand my scope of what is being produced in the chino/khaki space in Europe. Thanks.
     

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    100 pounds more for the trousers for the archive flannel 16oz over the Minnis 14 oz through Steed's MTM service.
     

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    Wowzers, how interesting. Significant uptick then across the board I'd assume, at least from a few years back.
     

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    What are y’all a thoughts. It’s a fresco-like fabric. Breathes nicely 10-11 oz for a summer suit. Double breasted 6x2 or should I do a tuxedo on this fabric. I feel like both would be amazing - grosgrain facing dB tuxedo.
     

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    Cloth looks shitty. Save your money and take a vacation to Spain and Portugal.
     

  11. lordsuperb

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    I wouldn't let 100 gbps be a factor in getting something you really want. I would actually go with a heavy calvary twill over flannel but that's just me. I have Schweddy balls.
     

  12. TweedyProf

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    Interesting that you say this...was also looking at the calvary twill/whipcords from Minnis and H&S at 14oz. Still, a mid grey flannel seems like a basic item one ought to have, especially living in the NE.
     

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    No tux. Light blue check would look funky. MAYBE a dinner jacket, but even then I'd say suit.
     

  14. ericgereghty

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    Agreed on both fronts. It's only money, and $130ish more on something that ought to last years doesn't seem problematic to me, and cavs are fantastic. Preferred to flannel for me.
     

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    The only time it comes in handy is when I'm waiting outside to catch my bus to work.
     

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