Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

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  2. Slickman

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    Is that irish or italian linen? Weight? Any chance of a light blue overcheck?
     


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    I sent you a PM re: the Mistral fabric.
     


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    Irish, weight is 315g.

    The design is not finalised yet but there will indeed likely be a light blue overcheck, over a cream base glenplaid.
     


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    I am looking forward to this one. I think is going to be great!
     


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    I think so too! Looking at the swatches, I am really impressed by how porous it is - equal to the Fresco and more so than the solid linens. Considering that the Fresco even in wool wears cooler than linen, precisely because of the more porous weave, than I am looking forward to wearing this new glenplaid linen in pulverising heat!

    Also, the mill managed to produce an appearance similar to flannel while still retaining the characteristic textured hand of Irish linen. Not a single person I showed the swatch to believed it was linen, until I put it against the light and showed them how porous it was. In short, this will be an exceptional cloth, a bespoke cloth worthy of bespoke tailoring!

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    ^ is it going to be an LL cloth? If we could have it delivered in time to make up a summer suit or trousers I would be very interested
     


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    No, it's my own project. The LL is doing a patterned linen as well but I think they're leaning towards a houndstooth jacketing, whereas I'm going for a glenplaid suiting.

    The sooner we get enough people on board to meet the minimum, the quicker the cloth can be woven. It very well might be possible to have it delivered before June.

    The design is so versatile that I will be making it up in DB and SB suits, odd waistcoats, summer low-waisted trousers, swimming trunks and shirtjackets.
     


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    ^ You forgot socks n boxers
     


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    Any recs for a good, widely spaced navy flannel chalk stripe? I'd like to get something nice and extremely warm (12-14 oz) made up for next winter.
     
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    Socks wouldn't work in linen without the addition of synthetics. Boxers on the other hand would be nice in shirting linen but not suiting ones - too thick.

    I just might upholster my kitchen sink in it though.
     


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    I prefer Minnis flannel to Fox. The hand feels richer, the cloth is hardier, and I prefer their designs. Horses for courses, nonetheless.
     


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