Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    9,918
    Likes Received:
    5,423
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    Breuckelen, NY 11209
    

    That's the one. Do you think its versatile enough to wear as a blazer as well a full suit? I think I have enough for a three piece.
     
  2. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    545
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    

    I think so although tough for me to really contemplate since as a DB it really is suit only material for me.
     
  3. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    9,918
    Likes Received:
    5,423
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    Breuckelen, NY 11209
    

    I hear you there. I'm dne with DB, I find I just don't wear them enough (I have two).
     
  4. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    545
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    

    I think I need just ooonnnnee more DB and then I'm done...and this time, I mean it! :^)
     
  5. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    

    I have the problem than you...

    I just don't wear them even if I find them great on other peole..
     
  6. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    9,918
    Likes Received:
    5,423
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    Breuckelen, NY 11209
    

    I even think they look good on me, but always fnd myself passing them over for sb options.
     
  7. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    

    I'm also a sb man....

    For suit matters obviously...
     
  8. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    545
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    Recent Peter Lee commission of London Lounge Blue Shetland Tweed. Very comfortable and a killer fabric. Peter was able to make this with a one piece back and no front darts.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  9. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    36,699
    Likes Received:
    17,051
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    Looks great
     
  10. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    118
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Location:
    Oxon, UK
    That's awesome, David. I'll also have the single-piece back, I think...
     
  11. forex

    forex Senior member

    Messages:
    6,595
    Likes Received:
    154
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Slewfoot, looks really good. Didn't you just send the cloth to Lee? Did you have any fittings at all?
     
  12. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    545
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    Thanks guys! I visited HK in early November and had two fittings. I think it could have used one more as there are a few minor tweaks I might have made, but it's very nice as is. The one thing that irked me at the second fitting and still does is the patch breast pocket. Not sure I'm into the shape. I'll see if it grows me, but Peter can certainly always change it and even do a boat shaped welt breast pocket if need be. We'll see after I wear it more this season.
     
  13. forex

    forex Senior member

    Messages:
    6,595
    Likes Received:
    154
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    

    I am not too fond of them either, I'd personally do a two patch pocket but that's just me. I also think that the hip pockets are slighly higher, compare it to your recent Steed which is perfect to my eyes. What do you think of that?
     
  14. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    545
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    ^ I see what you mean. The Steed pockets are a bit lower, but I'm fine with both as is. They each have their own character. I'll re-post photos if I get the welt breast pocket put on. If I send it in I may also have the waist nipped a slight touch in the center to add more shape.
     
  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    15,904
    Likes Received:
    19,238
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Location:
    People's Republic of San Francisco
    

    Fantastic.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by