Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    Ed, I think for sportcoats, a royal would be better than a navy. I'm assuming you'll have patch pockets? If so, a more casual royal would be better.

    As far as classic gunclub, it should have a white (or at least off-white) backing. If you want OG, go for the louder. I prefer the muted one, myself.

    Brown hopsack is WIN. Go for it. I have a brown 3-patch hopsack that is sadly getting too snug for me. This will be a nice excuse for a new one.
     


  2. sellahi22

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    I'm interested in seeing how the brown hopsack turns out, as I'm a big fan of hopsack for a navy blazer and have been about curious different applications. I don't know if it's "classic" though. I've never seen a non-navy odd jacket in hopsack.
     
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  3. Metlin

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  4. sprout

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    +1 to royal navy and brown hopsack. As for the gun club, something that's a middle shade between the dark and the light one would ameliorate both features of the two and be, I think, a more friendly offering for a range of tastes. Something like this:

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  5. sellahi22

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    That's one of the nicest houndstooth/gunclub patterns I've seen. Anyone know who makes the cloth?
     


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    That's very very nice..
     


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    sprout Senior member

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    See here
    Thanks to user macaroni for his input
     


  8. NewYorkIslander

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    Going to put up almost all of my fabric that I've stocked for some pretty ridiculously cheap prices.
    Specifically:
    Hardy Crown Classic 90/10 Cashmere ~2 yards...$135...enough for Frank to make me a blazer but not with patch pockets (I'm a 40R)
    LP 50 Mohair 50 Wool (Like a Fresco)3.5 yards Mustard Brown Plaid...$125
    HLesser for Carlo Barbera Grey Twill 4 yards...$250
    Italian Virgin Wool 4 yards (from Ed Morel)...$100
    Non-selvedge Wool Brown plaid, suit length (3-4 yards) ...$75

    Any interest pm me...
     


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    ^ If not Lovat possibly North Highland Tweed. Definitely looks like one of the old school style makers.
     


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  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    It does look like a North Highland but I'm pretty sure they went out of business, though that could be deadstock.
     


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    As do I... Thanks for posting.
     


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