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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    Hundo on the right
     
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  2. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    It's easier to guess the cost of the camera than the cost of the cloth from that photo. :D
     
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  3. Shirtmaven

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    G C you are correct. the one on the left reminds me of the stuff i wore in high school from the family's army & Navy surplus store.
    bought at the last remaining fabric store on orchard street. might even make one for myself.
    we washed and dried it. it feels good.

    Photo taken with my cell phone!
     
  4. emptym

    emptym Senior member

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    Ah, so the one on the right is the one you're making me from the old chambray you had lying around? :)
     
  5. Shirtmaven

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    you will be much happier with the one on the left
     
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  6. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Anyone have any recommendations for a suiting fabric in a birdseye type pattern like GDL's below that breathes very well, but also drapes and holds its shape nicely? Probably around 12oz. Thinking a bright navy hopsack. I'd even be fine with the birdseye pattern being larger scaled.

    [​IMG]

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  7. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    ^ Dugdale Royal Classics (120z.) has a stunning navy birdseye.
     
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    Thanks! Is it somewhat like a hopsack in terms of breathability? Or are birdseyes in general similar to hopsacks in that regard? I just want anything too heavy since I'll generally be working in it. And when I say working that's not at a desk, but basically doing wine service and on my feet all the time which gets hot quickly.
     
  9. Grammaton Cleric

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    I'm afraid not - its a regular worsted, and not a hopsack. I don't believe I have ever seen a hopsack weave that incorporates a birdseye pattern, but perhaps someone else could chime in.

    12oz. really isn't that heavy - maybe you could get it half-lined?
     
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  10. Slewfoot

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    Yeah, I'd do half lining regardless most likely. I'll check out the book. You never know until you see it.
     
  11. Manton

    Manton Senior member

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    Birdseye has to be tightly woven. Never seen one with an open weave. Even nailhead with an open weave is rare, though I found one years ago at Tip Top, that was luck.

    I don't think there is anything quite like what you want in any current book. If Dormeuil still makes Tonik, I would check there, some of the patterns are close, but remember that's mohair. Also, it is crazy expensive.
     
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    Are you saying I'm going to have to talk with Minnis or Michael Alden about doing a custom run?

    (sigh)

    Fiiiiiine.
     
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  13. Manton

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    This suit is a fresco nailhead. Hen's teeth:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Slewfoot

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    Always liked that one.
     
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    I agreed, I have one in Charcoal Grey, best investment made.
     
  16. sugarbutch

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    That's because it's likable! :D
     
  17. RogerC

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    Otherwise, you could look at the Lesser 13oz bunch.
     
  18. Cantabrigian

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    If you're not too mad about my insulting your photo skills and if you have enough cloth, I'll take two shirts of the one on the left.
     
  19. Cantabrigian

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    The old Crispaire book had a brown - tan nailhead, can't remember if they had a grey one. Have you looked at the new version of that book? Haven't seen it myself but worth checking.

    Otherwise, put me down for a length in your custom run.
     
  20. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Hey Maccimus, what cloth is that?
     
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