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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. gdl203

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    You want VBC Safari #310436. Wool silk linen in that oatmeal shade

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    Finally commissioned my cloth that was sitting for a year and half. The jacket should be ready next month :)
     


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    @gdl203 @DavidLane

    Wow, I never knew about this bunch from VBC. I think the shade is pretty spot on. I see that the fabric can be used for jacketing, trousers, and also suiting which is quite unusual. Are there any pros and cons I should be aware of if I choose the VBC over the Loro Piana Mare jacketing?

    And thanks for the Fox recommendation David. I did come across it in my research - I believe it’s a wool linen blend. The shade is a bit too dark and not pale enough, but I do like the texture. It’s a shame that’s the lightest shade of beige they have.
     

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    Been wanting to do other fabrics, but also been really hemmed up with other work projects. Hopefully soon!
     

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    No experience with that Mare fabric, but the biggest difference seems to be herringbone or not. Weight is similar - very light. I think the VBC is better for suit separates maybe. But if you don't want to ever make matching trousers for it, maybe the LP herringbone is a better jacketing? I think it comes down to what texture you would prefer and whether you'd make trousers too. Also, LP is probably more expensive
     

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    I could use some help. I have two DB linen suits about 5 years old, both with white mop buttons that I’d like to switch out for something a little more wearable. For the light blue, I was thinking a mottled Horn like these:
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    For the navy, I’m at a loss. I’ve got a navy linen SB suit with smoke mop which I like, but for this I think I want something different. Any thoughts? Thanks so much!

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    Navy MOP for the navy.
     

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    In addition to my button dilemma, I’m planning a new SB suit in either a lightweight solaro; or a lightweight tan or khaki cotton.

    For the solaro, I was looking at these:
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    … leaning towards the wool.

    If I go with cotton, do you recommend Poplin or twill? Also, what’s a good weight for cotton? I’d like a casual Italian vibe, lightweight (I want to be Yukio Akamine). I have a British tan twill cotton suit, but the fabric is quite heavy 11oz or more, so I’m looking for alternatives. The cotton solaro might be an option as well.

    Thanks again!
     

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    ^this guy knows what he's doing...
     

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    The cotton will break in and age in a possibly interesting way, but can be more difficult to tailor/ alter. The wool will wear cooler. There are other variables of course, but these would be big ones for me. I would also have trouble paying bespoke money for a cotton suit, but thats a personal choice.
     

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    Agreed!

    Thanks for the reply. The suit will be a Kent Wang MTM, so not bespoke money :).
     

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    Thanks Greg! Navy it is! Also, I have to mention that loved this look so much I've already ordered the tie, square and the shirt gets delivered Monday!

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    Thanks for your help with the buttons. These are what I've found online. What do you think? The last one is the only one I found that referenced navy in the description.


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    https://www.etsy.com/listing/232818199/deep-blue-luxurious-shell-buttons-set

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    https://www.theliningcompany.co.uk/buttons/mother-of-pearl/cobalt-blue-mother-of-pearl-buttons/


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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dark-Navy-...271559732642?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10
     

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