Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. NewYorkIslander

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    I'm doing a blazersuit.

    Patch Hip pockets with a barchetta breast pocket. I'm not sure about lining. How are you guys going to line yours? Is the fabric too see through for a quarter or unlined jacket?
     


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    Blazersuit here as well, perhaps with a single button closure. I had been thinking about peak lapels for five minutes but that's just too poncy for me. I'm going for a quarter lining, I don't think transparency is a big issue (except where at the shoulders, and I'll have lining there anyway), and otherwise, I'll have to keep it to low contrast shirts...
     


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    Yo, where is my brown fresco? :devil:
     


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    Found this treat sitting on my doorstep today:

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    It's the Royal Air Force Blue, Prince of Wales check, Brisa pictured here:

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    This is beautiful, how are you having it made up and by whom?
     


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    Thanks a lot Axelman! Credit goes to Michael Alden & the London Lounge Cloth Club.

    I'm thinking about a three piece suit:

    - Jacket would be single breasted, notch lapel, side vents, and 2 buttons (also toying with the idea of a single button).

    - Vest would will be single breasted with 6 buttons, two bottom pockets and I'm thinking about a notch lapel.

    - Trousers will be full rise, side tabs, no belt loops, and 1.5" cuffs. I'm still debating between flat front or a single forward pleat.


    Regardless of the stylistic choices, everything will be done with Richard Lim in Los Angeles.
     
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    That pretty much sounds like what I'm planning with my length, although there's a nagging voice at the back of my head saying me I should go DB... Show pictures when it's done, I do like your earlier Lim pieces
     


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    Mine is going to be three roll to 2, notch lapel. As with my other suits make with Brisa it will be quarter lined. Trouser will be single pleated.
     


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    Nice!
     


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    This one is very nice, but mainly for summer?
     
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    Doing the same for next summer, though debating going with 3 patch.

    Is it okay to solicit the experts advice here for other make ups?
    Between this year and next I'm planning on getting 4 flannel suits, and thinking of making one my first DB. Here's what my initial thoughts were. Opinions please!

    All Minnis:

    0301 Grey SB 3r2 flap pockets
    0310 Navy chalk stripe 3r2 flap pockets ?
    0311 Light Grey narrow chalk DB? Ticket pocket or no?
    0304 Air Force Blue 3r2 patch pockets

    Just my initial thoughts. I like the idea of DB and already read through 2-3 older threads on them here. Please let me know how you'd go about making up these 4 cloths.
     


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    Question about Slewfoot's Fresco Crew, or any others with similarly weighted fresco:

    I have hairy legs, and the hair will peek through the open weave of the fresco, so I am thinking about lining the pants all the way past the knee. Will that defeat the purpose of a summer suit? I'm having it lined with a dark slate grey lining that has a very subtle brown stripe. I thought about doing it quarter lined, but decided against it. Should I have the pants unlined, lined regularly (just the top half), or as I have planned?
     


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    Before you splurge, be aware that the London Lounge and Fox apparently are launching a new flannel book.
     


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    Slewfoot has the best 0304 I've seen and it is made up as a DB.
     


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    I think that would defeat the purpose of a summer suit. I'd just get them lined regularly and not sweat it. Do you have any unlined stuff from Frank?
     


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