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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

zr3rs

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There is a slight difference between the Fox 370 and 400g. I can recommend the 400g, it drapes better and is great for moderate winter. Trousers should be cut loosely, otherwise you have to press them regularly.
 

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There is a slight difference between the Fox 370 and 400g. I can recommend the 400g, it drapes better and is great for moderate winter. Trousers should be cut loosely, otherwise you have to press them regularly.
Surprisingly the plain greys are made only in 370g and some POW and houndstooth in 400g.
 

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Yeah, I just remembered the 240g one I said is actually 240gsm and thus actually 360g. Minnis is probably looking my best bet then as it sounds like the Fox is going to be more of the same, maybe slightly better than the Liechtfried Loden Pure360.
 

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May i ask if anyone else has noticed a great increase of prices in all all the collections of Dugdale ? I was searching in their site and there is a really great increase of prices.
 

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May i ask if anyone else has noticed a great increase of prices in all all the collections of Dugdale ? I was searching in their site and there is a really great increase of prices.
No, I ordered twice, in February and in April, nr. 8706 and 7446 and both still have exactly the same price.
 

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No, I ordered twice, in February and in April, nr. 8706 and 7446 and both still have exactly the same price.
Thank you for your answer. The tropical air is now at 100 pounds and the Lisburn linen is 80 pounds. I think was significantly cheaper.
 

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Thank you for your answer. The tropical air is now at 100 pounds and the Lisburn linen is 80 pounds. I think was significantly cheaper.
My tailor (3 months ago) mentioned tropicalair being around half the price of Fox Air, I guess they did bump the price slightly.
 

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May i ask if anyone else has noticed a great increase of prices in all all the collections of Dugdale ? I was searching in their site and there is a really great increase of prices.
What??thats crazy.I was just quoted 57pounds/meter for it 3 weeks ago
 

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Did they jack up the prices for their cavalry twill? :cry: I bought some for pents at £89 per meter.
 

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I'll be going to see Joseph Genuardi in roughly a week and a half, God willing and the... number of states with mandatory quarantine requirements in New Jersey and New York don't rise, for a final fitting on a suit and blazer that I commissioned last September as well as to commission another pair of garments.

One will be a green hopsack jacket (Bateman Ogden Apollo AA9) of some kind, but I've flip flopped on the suit so many times that I might as well be a junior United States Senator from Utah. (I'm also a little drunk.. which is the only reason that I can explain that last sentence) It's been constantly meant as a warm weather suit, but keep changing my mind on the color.

What my present fancy inclines me to want to know is about blue, purportedly 'petrol blue', solar cloth. I've dredged a few references thereto out of this place and think that it might nicely fit my sensibilities. I like blue and I've been curious about Solaro for a while. To that end, I pose the following questions about the potentially available cloths:

1. Who offers Blue Solaro (*achem* suncloth, in case any Smith Woolens lawyers are watching)?
1.a Who offers linen or relatively lighter, more openly woven Solaro cloths? (I've seen references to these being available from Drapers cum Vitale Barberis Canonico, Caccio… e pepe and perhaps Ariston, but I failed to find these cloths on their respective websites. Ultimately, I want to know what bunch books to look in for expediency's sake.

2. How suitable to relatively warmer* weather is it, really? (I've gathered the impression, much as a cave man does not gather nuts and berries, that the 'authentic original' Smith Woolens Solaro cloth is a little heavy and dense for the season, but that doesn't meant that the alternatives are in fact appropriate.)

3. Are there any practical problems inherent in the fabric to be aware of? (I know that it's a little idiosyncratic, which it should be by now screamingly blatant that I don't mind, but if it's prone to… I don't know.. literally bursting into flames due to thigh rub or whatever, I would do well to be aware.)

*As a fat Pennsylvanian, I'm inclined to consider anything from 65°F (18.333°C) upward 'warm', with anything from 80°F (26.667°C) as reason to wonder if being born was worth having to endure such existential suffering. (Answer: No.) However, likewise appreciate that I am also psychotically stubborn and would soldier on wearing heavy tweed on the sun.
 

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I'll be going to see Joseph Genuardi in roughly a week and a half, God willing and the... number of states with mandatory quarantine requirements in New Jersey and New York don't rise, for a final fitting on a suit and blazer that I commissioned last September as well as to commission another pair of garments.

One will be a green hopsack jacket (Bateman Ogden Apollo AA9) of some kind, but I've flip flopped on the suit so many times that I might as well be a junior United States Senator from Utah. (I'm also a little drunk.. which is the only reason that I can explain that last sentence) It's been constantly meant as a warm weather suit, but keep changing my mind on the color.

What my present fancy inclines me to want to know is about blue, purportedly 'petrol blue', solar cloth. I've dredged a few references thereto out of this place and think that it might nicely fit my sensibilities. I like blue and I've been curious about Solaro for a while. To that end, I pose the following questions about the potentially available cloths:

1. Who offers Blue Solaro (*achem* suncloth, in case any Smith Woolens lawyers are watching)?
1.a Who offers linen or relatively lighter, more openly woven Solaro cloths? (I've seen references to these being available from Drapers cum Vitale Barberis Canonico, Caccio… e pepe and perhaps Ariston, but I failed to find these cloths on their respective websites. Ultimately, I want to know what bunch books to look in for expediency's sake.

2. How suitable to relatively warmer* weather is it, really? (I've gathered the impression, much as a cave man does not gather nuts and berries, that the 'authentic original' Smith Woolens Solaro cloth is a little heavy and dense for the season, but that doesn't meant that the alternatives are in fact appropriate.)

3. Are there any practical problems inherent in the fabric to be aware of? (I know that it's a little idiosyncratic, which it should be by now screamingly blatant that I don't mind, but if it's prone to… I don't know.. literally bursting into flames due to thigh rub or whatever, I would do well to be aware.)

*As a fat Pennsylvanian, I'm inclined to consider anything from 65°F (18.333°C) upward 'warm', with anything from 80°F (26.667°C) as reason to wonder if being born was worth having to endure such existential suffering. (Answer: No.) However, likewise appreciate that I am also psychotically stubborn and would soldier on wearing heavy tweed on the sun.
@UrbanComposition once showed me a blue Solaro swatch. I can't remember the reference number, but maybe he can say more about it. I thought it looked really nice. I believe he was considering a suit in it.
 

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