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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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Not sure if it is, but it looks a lot like Hardy Minnis Worsted Alsport II #520060

I'm wearing a suit right now and the pants have frogmouth pockets. I like them a lot.
I’m looking on my phone, so I can’t see in detail, but it looks like whipcord.
Thanks a lot for your kind help! These two options hadn’t occurred to me.

It does seem to have a bit of a herringbone pattern which would point to something like the Worsted Alsport but the colour might be more like an oatmeal whipcord. Difficult to see in the photo but I do like the idea of a countrified suit without going full-on proper tweed.

Again, many thanks.
 

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That looks more like covert to me. Cav twill is usually a twill within a twill.
 

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Dear Gentlemen,

Let us see what the writer of the article states about the provenance of the cloth:

"Part of this is a result of the cloth, which is a cavalry twill from Vitale Barberis Canonico (584, 440g)."

Cheers,

Dimitris
 

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Dear Gentlemen,

Let us see what the writer of the article states about the provenance of the cloth:

"Part of this is a result of the cloth, which is a cavalry twill from Vitale Barberis Canonico (584, 440g)."

Cheers,

Dimitris
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I hate those shoulder treatments. Terrible choice for that fabric IMO.
I think that may have been his first suit with that maker. My impression is that he doesn't specify much when commissioning given his review format. A lot of it is default.

In real life, I don't think many of these small details make that much of a difference. It just comes down to fit and silhouette. Few people, I think, are going to notice spalla camicia.
 

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I think that may have been his first suit with that maker. My impression is that he doesn't specify much when commissioning given his review format. A lot of it is default.

In real life, I don't think many of these small details make that much of a difference. It just comes down to fit and silhouette. Few people, I think, are going to notice spalla camicia.
To my eye the shoulders look lumpy and weird. I don't have to know that it's due to creating a spalla camicia with a stiff fabric, or not, to think it looks bad, and I doubt I'm alone in thinking that.
 

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To my eye the shoulders look lumpy and weird. I don't have to know that it's due to creating a spalla camicia with a stiff fabric, or not, to think it looks bad, and I doubt I'm alone in thinking that.
Do you mean the sleevehead?

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Shoulder line looks straight

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Same sleeve head viewed from the side. You'd have to be right on top of his shoulder to see the pleating


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I think that's one of his better looking suits, but I agree that spalla camccia sleevehead was probably not the best choice for that cloth.
 

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I'd think about getting something similar if I needed it. IMO, the Italians are a little more casual about names for twills. That, to me, looks like whipcord not cavalry twill.
 

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