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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. aristoi bcn

    aristoi bcn Senior Member

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    Not at all, honestly. If the herringbone has enough contrast (black and white yarns instead of grey) it can be paired with all shades of grey flannels. Ok, with medium grey you will need a strong coloured tie and/or cardigan to break the almost monochromatic ensemble but it works (at least to my eye).

    Brown is easier to pair, yes (grey flannels, khaki cottons, fawn cavalry twills) but it may look too countrified in some situations. Same happens with green.
     

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    aristoi bcn Senior Member

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    Good finds. Soporific Estate Tweeds at their best.

    First and second one the nicest. The first is almost identical to one of the designs of the late Minnis Lambswool book. Super easy to pair with cords and moleskins in any colour.

    Where do you get those names from? Do you know the mill?
     

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    Carrol is very nice and should be very easy to pair.

    DL-
     

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    This is old Hunter's of Brora stuff
     

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    paborden Well-Known Member

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    I guess the question too is if a suit of Kildary Skerray would be too much
     

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    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I did a jacket from the third one. Better than most from that book, with a real Cheviot look about it, but not a LL level if that is your benchmark. And yes— feels a tad better for cool spring days than autumn, not that it matters too much.
     

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    I mean my sense is that LL is just a custom Lovat tweed run, right? Not that I'm putting down LL. Lovat and Hunter's always seemed roughly equivalent in my mind in terms of make, just that there's extra thoughtfulness and skill put into the LL designs. But what do I know.
     

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    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Construction is also first-class. Again, this one pattern felt different from the others in the Hunter’s book, but the rest were pretty undistinguished. Even this one may not be as good as LL in a few years. We shall see.
     

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    Brown is for UPS worker :(
     


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    UPS headquarters of course....
     

  11. Mr. Six

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    Definitely not sanitation, though, unless the rules have changed.
     

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    Rules have not changed. Gotta be sanitation department at UPS.
     

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    Not hopsack, but I’m in a brown suit today.

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