Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    Do you have a comparison photo with the regular dark brown 0518? Thanks.
     


  2. gdl203

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    Really? If anything, it's not emphasized enough since people (regular SFers) still get disappointing results when having suits made without a dark canvas. It should be repeated: if you're going to make a dark fresco suit (especially the more loosely woven heavy Minnis fresco), you need to make sure your tailor uses a dark/dyed canvas or you will be upset with the result in full daylight.

    slewfoot - fabric looks great. I would totally get it if I didn't just receive a similar color linen suit...
     
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  3. LEVOOSH

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    Spoke too soon. Hope you pulled out the flannel today
     


  4. Maccimus

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    :paranoia:
     


  5. Slewfoot

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    Sure thing. Here you go. Much different as you can see.

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    Trini, which weight did you get?
     


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    How does one order from their site? I can't find any links or prices, do you just email them? I'm shocked to see the massive range on their site, I thought Huddersfield was the only place commoners could order online.
     


  8. Slewfoot

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    Looks like things are moving along nicely for this. We have around 45 meters at this point so can use 15 more. I should also mention that one of the main reasons I am having this made up is to have an additional travel blazer besides a standard blue one. Fresco is ideal for that as it hardly wrinkles at all.

    The in-real-life color is essentially a cross between these two. The second photo was taken with more sunlight so it is a bit lighter than usual.

    just keep me posted if someone else would like any. Thanks!
     
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  9. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    The regular brown Minnis done up as an odd jacket, for those who want a sense of how it looks made as a comparison.

    Filtered sun:

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    Direct sun:

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    My current plan with Slewfoot's run (if it happens) is to have NsM make one pair of pants, and then a SB BlazerSuit patch hip/barchetta breast/jacket and one DB jacket, both jackets with swelled edges. I'm likely to wear the components separately, but like the idea of having a brown summer SB or DB suit at the ready when I wish.
     
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  10. TRINI

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    9/10 oz
     


  11. UrbanComposition

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    A blazer suit in brown would be my preferred color. Looks great, B.

    Question: is it lined? If so, what color is the canvas?

    I'm thinking I may get a bolt & try out San Francisco's Al's Attire. Since it'll be a casual suit, if it's not perfect I figure I'd still be happy.
     


  12. F. Corbera

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    Buggy (quarter) lined; dark canvas.

    About the "see through" aspect of fresco: I'm with gdl203 on this. There are up to three reasons to get fresco:

    1. You like the matte, textured handle and the mottling of fresco in lighter colors, in contrast to the smoothly finished affect of a more "city" tropical wool.

    2. You like lightweight fabrics, for which fresco offers versions that will hang out well (by that, I mean wrinkles of the day will hang away pretty well compared to other light fabrics.)

    3. You're often outdoors in your suits and jackets, and like fresco's potential for evaporative cooling outside in a breeze.

    This third attribute is what makes fresco see-through. In my opinion, canvas and linings (if you have linings) for fresco should match the tone of the fabric. Even if you mitigate this in the jacket, you have to be prepared that sun will shine through your pants. If the sun is behind you, and others are in front in the shade, yes, people will see the outline of your legs.

    Don't be a crybaby; revel in your semi-nudity.
     
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  13. Slewfoot

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    Looks like we're just about there guys! I'll close out the subscription early next week so just let me know ASAP if you'd like to subscribe.
     


  14. tchoy

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    Great news David! Thanks for doing all the hard work. looking forward to see it finish.
     


  15. JTA

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    Great job David, will be interested to see the final result.
    Unfortunately have just bought a bolt of mohair linen mix and aubergine linen for my summer wardrobe otherwise would have jumped the ship.
    Love brown colour, versatile and easy to match.
     


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