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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Concordia

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My opinion only, based on some I have seen. Just seems to be a deliberate but indecisive mismatch. Follows a rule but feels more like a fetish.
 

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I have never really gone for brown horn myself with my navy suits. It’s either navy horn/corozo for the suits...or smoked mop or blackish brown horn for blazer suits/scs
 

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I have never really gone for brown horn myself with my navy suits. It’s either navy horn/corozo for the suits...or smoked mop or blackish brown horn for blazer suits/scs
I bought a navy RLPL suit years ago that came with brown horn buttons. I ended up switching them out for navy corozo buttons. The brown just didn't look right. Not terrible but just not right for some reason.
 

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I bought a navy RLPL suit years ago that came with brown horn buttons. I ended up switching them out for navy corozo buttons. The brown just didn't look right. Not terrible but just not right for some reason.
Yeah I know what you mean...it just looks off...it sounds good in theory but for some reason just feels odd
 

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I know a lot of ppl advise against navy horn or corozo but I really like them with navy suits...especially mohair. If the cloth is crisp and summery I think that’s the best buttons u can use
 

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I know a lot of ppl advise against navy horn or corozo but I really like them with navy suits...especially mohair. If the cloth is crisp and summery I think that’s the best buttons u can use
The RLPL I mentioned is a Navy DB in a very light fabric.Not quite a summer suit but close. I was going to use darker buttons but the navy matches the suit well.
 

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I always stayed away from lightweight linen. 12 oz minimum. 14 oz good too. The weight helps with the wrinkles.
Every time I see an iGent in heavyweight linen, I say, there goes a guy in a heavyweight wrinkled suit. This is opposed to Italian linens, which result in a wrinkled suit.

It is a bit like calf and Cordovan - both are going to crease. I don't see sweating more to achieve a subtly different wrinkle
 

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Every time I see an iGent in heavyweight linen, I say, there goes a guy in a heavyweight wrinkled suit. This is opposed to Italian linens, which result in a wrinkled suit.

It is a bit like calf and Cordovan - both are going to crease. I don't see sweating more to achieve a subtly different wrinkle
I don’t really care about the wrinkles. I like the heavier linens more for feel and durability. Soft linens feel limo for me
 

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to loop back to the herringbone discussion earlier, does anyone have any recommendations for a browish-grey large scale herringbone like the image below from The Armoury?
 

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Like every time I have a pair of trousers made in lightweight linen they wear out after a year at my crotch
Same here. Had a nice brown linen suit from Belvest and the crotch wore out after a few seasons. Also, I prefer linen that doesn't wrinkle too much and is not too shiny. Blends work best for me.
 

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Every time I see an iGent in heavyweight linen, I say, there goes a guy in a heavyweight wrinkled suit. This is opposed to Italian linens, which result in a wrinkled suit.

It is a bit like calf and Cordovan - both are going to crease. I don't see sweating more to achieve a subtly different wrinkle
I think it's really about rumple vs wrinkle.
 

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Looks like the Lovat Etrick might have one herringbone tweed at that scale. Hard to tell form photos, of course. And not as nice a color.

The Ettrick herringbone is really nice, but it's very different from that original LL Shetland herringbone, both in scale and feel. The only cloths I've seen that are similar to the LL Shetland have been in overcoat bunches.
 

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