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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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    Or unless you started the morning with a white suit.
     

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    Never a frown, with golden brown
     

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    The Kildary Skerray looks like it would make a great suit. Very subtle, terrific mixed herringbone/barleycorn weave. Go for it.
     

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    New unfunded liability: Pink selvedge which reads Made in Scotland Expressly for Kiton. Around 325g. Olive green and brown serge. So beautiful.

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    Another question for the groups -

    How does everyone like the Worsted Alsport book? Considering a suit in this.

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  7. Concordia

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    Definitely won't look like real tweed, but it drapes pretty well and is a good three-season weight. Tasteful patterns in good colors.
     

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    Looks like something Elmer Fudd would wear.
     

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    Harrison's Burley.
     

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    I don't like neither this book nor the Glenroyal. The look of the most soporific tweed and the hand of the worsted is the worst of each world in my opinion, but I know others think the other way around.
     

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    Fair enough. I think the best patterns in the Worsted Alsport book are, paradoxically, the dullest. The discreet little gun clubs, for example. They keep the good taste angle and don't keep reminding you what you wimped out of wearing.

    Glenroyal has a different problem. OK patterns, but more of a flannelly texture that seems really weak. Go to the Hartwist for the real thing.
     

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    Now I realize that I was not referring to the Glenroyal book but to the Glorious 12th , which is the equivalent of the worsted alsport of porter & harding, the glenroyal I like more, although it is not that I sigh for it.
     

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    I'm wearing a Worsted Alsport II gun club jacket today. I like it. I have a jacket in a Glorious Twelfth fabric as well and like that too. I can understand the view that they're the worst of both worlds, but there are some nice patterns in both books, and if you live in a climate where colder months aren't always cold enough for tweed, they're good options in terms of comfort. They obviously don't have the texture of a tweed or flannel. They still have some texture and visual interest, though. Both drape well.

    I also have a sport coat from a Glenroyal fabric. It is a spongier tweed. I like they way it feels. And I find it visually enjoyable, particularly the pattern that I chose.
     

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    Does anyone out there have a lot of experience with Scabal? I was thinking about adding them as an option, but I had a little bit of sticker shock. Is the price justified over say, Loro Piana, Gladson offerings or Dormeuil?
     

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    Who is your supplier? I have someone in Europe who can get you a good price on scandal.
     

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