Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    This beautiful length just arrived. It's from a special run organized by T4. Undyed wool in two colors, woven in a large POW check:
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    Breanish weaves some wonderful cloth. Can't wait to make it up. But will have to due to its being underfunded and my current lack of a cmt tailor. :(
     


  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    That's nice, Mark. Surely the SF hive mind can spit out a CMT option for you, no?

    BTW, loved the picture from your wedding. Mazel tov!
     


  3. forex

    forex Senior member

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    emptym, I think it looks great. Why not use NSM? Aren't you in SF? She travels there. It is funny because I received some samples yesterday and I was thinking of a fabric very similar to that from Harrison's moonbeam, here are some pictures. The color of the plaid one is actually brown and I like it although I think I like yours more. The blue with brown pane is nice as well, it is very similar to LL shetland special run, only at half the price :D

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    Also considering the herringbones, yes, even the gray one.
     
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  4. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    the breanish is a dark brown
    and cream
    the natural colour of the wool
    i.e undyed and uncoloured.
     


  5. tchoy

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    Very nice looking cloth. How about Gordon Yao? He does cmt. he travels to the US regularly.
     


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    You did have a hell of a ride with your fabric :fu:

    Thanks for the suggestions. Any chance of you posting a picture of the finished jacket?

    I have a real dilemma: what to take to my tailor first. The purple window pane or the T4 cream/chocolate PoW that emptym posted?
     
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  7. sugarbutch

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    I want to see the purple window pane...
     


  8. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Thank you. Binge has had some great stuff made by a local tailor. That's a good idea.
    Those moonbeams are very nice. NSM is a great option, but a little too pricy for me right now.
    It is a marvelous fabric. Thanks for it.

    I've met him and he seems like a great guy who does great work. Ideally it'd be someone w/ whom I could do multiple fittings, at least for a first commission.
    Do the POW and post pics pls.
     


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    Really? Tell me more...
     


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    Maybe I have to take them both at the same time..

    Emptym: have you already decided how you will make it up, once you've found a cmt tailor? I'm still undecided between regular flapped pockets (T4's suggestion) and 2 patch pockets (my first thought).
     
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    I'd go with patches for sportcoat.
     


  12. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    I pm'd Bingey to let him tell the tale.
    Like Banis, I lean toward three patch w/ swelled edges and double vents. But I lean that way for everything nowadays. Except I guess for normal suits, in which case I'd go w/ flapped and welted pockets.
     
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    Do the windowpane: it turns out spectacular! And as a practical matter: the P-o-W hasn't arrived yet :censored:

    MtB
     


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    Picked up a great air force blue Minnis flannel this week.Wish I didn't have to wait so long to make it up!
     


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    The #0304 in 14oz? My DB of that is my favorite suit!
     


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