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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

The Chai

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I don’t want to look like these old ass men.
I’d have to agree with you...it does look very old man but so does most tweeds. The only tweed that I can think of that does not make you look old is purple tweed ;-)
 

Mr. Six

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Has anyone seen the Caccioppoli fresco traveler collection in person or have any experience with it? Just wondering which of the fresco-ish fabrics it’s most like.
 

mack11211

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Damn my buddy just sent me an email asking about cloth from a clothier he’s using. Any one ever heard of this stuff?
He may also enjoy a Rolexicon watch...

No, seriously, whether it's good for him or not depends on what he wants, at what price.

Knock-off fabric collections matter the least with the simplest things, like cotton trouser fabrics. Recall Evelyn Waugh writing that you needed a first-rate tailor for complex things, but only a third-rate tailor for the simple things (like trousers). You may choose contemporary tailors (and clothiers) and their fabric books in the same way.
 

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I'm continuing my research into formal wear before I pull the trigger on anything, and I've been thinking a lot about navy velvet.

The question is, what to do there ...

- Notch lapel single breasted?
- Peak lapel single breasted two button? One button?
- Shawl lapel double breated?

Hmmm.

My tailor insists I should get something in velvet that I can also wear as a suit (i.e. navy velvet pants). I could pull it off in NYC but not sure I want to lol.
 

ericgereghty

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I'm continuing my research into formal wear before I pull the trigger on anything, and I've been thinking a lot about navy velvet.

The question is, what to do there ...

- Notch lapel single breasted?
- Peak lapel single breasted two button? One button?
- Shawl lapel double breated?

Hmmm.

My tailor insists I should get something in velvet that I can also wear as a suit (i.e. navy velvet pants). I could pull it off in NYC but not sure I want to lol.
Shawl DB for velvet, imo. Absolutely no fucking chance with the pants lol.
 

paborden

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I appreciate that someone else is as hesitant as I when it comes to the pants. Restraint is valor I think the saying goes?
 

Concordia

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But not velour.
 

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