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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    ^ I believe W. Bill also makes a 25oz-ish camel overcoat fabric. I definitely plan to get that made up at some point.
     


  2. Slickman

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    Do you know how it compares to minnis and harrisons? Is it 100% camel or a blend?
     


  3. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Pure camel as far as I know. It feels denser and fluffier than most other camelhairs I've seen from what I recall.
     


  4. Sterling Gillette

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    I remember some of the London Loungers who ordered the original Etna (650 grams) planned to make it up as an overcoat. I had a sport coat made from my length and it is by far the most warm, fluffy, hairy jacket I ever had.
     


  5. gdl203

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    I don't get fluffy and soft overcoats. I like mine rough and hard.
    I know...
     
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  6. FlyingMonkey

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    I think, based on replies (or lack of them) to my enquiries, that I will be going with Graham Browne. I should be having my first appointment in early April when I am next in London, and given the fact I will only be there 3 times this entire year, the earliest I can hope for it to be finished will be the autumn, and more likely Christmas.
     


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    I was at Graham Browne's today and commissioned a pair of trousers. I mentioned some other projects and Russell showed interest for all of them. "We do everything", he said. There is something "no nonsense" and a straight forward stance over this tailor in the centre of London. They do the cutting on spot, which is interesting to see. In the big houses you make an appointment, get a warm welcome with one or two cups of tea, discuss things thoroughly, sometimes you will be shown around the house, i.e. the focus is on you as if you were the king. At Browne's things are simpler. You walk in as you do in a shop and wait for your turn. I wanted to make an appointment but that was not necessary. "Just come along" I was told on the phone. There was one gentleman fitting a jacket before me and then it was my turn. Russell was very committed, although we were interrupted twice during the talks (by another customer coming in and by a telephone call). It seems as if Graham Browne's approach is successful. His business is expanding. They had travelled to Stockholm to meet Swedish clientele and have plans to do the same with Oslo, Norway. I had a good feeling after leaving his workshop.
     


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    Does anyone have suggestions on where to get some wool melton for an overcoat?
     


  9. Slewfoot

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    I thought I recalled hearing the H.E. Box had some heavy stuff. Haven't seen it though.
     


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    This sounds a lot like my guy.
     


  11. Slewfoot

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  12. rs232

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    Hainsworth.
     
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  13. rs232

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    Unknown mill, 380g.
     


  14. TheTukker

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    Nice; who's cutting it?
     


  15. rs232

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    Thought I'd give it a go. Can't be that hard, right? :D
     


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