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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Mr. Pink

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I ordered an overcoat in that one. Unfortunately, it arrived without lapped seams so it's getting fixed. When it's back, I'll post a pic.
 

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Some images of the Drapers fabric:






Compared to Fox Bros


This happens to be sort of relevant to me. I'm thinking of having a paletot commissioned in a 20 ounce or so per yard black-and-white large herringbone akin to several of those cloths. I think that it might make for a very striking, quite warm coat, which Philadelphia winters and my occasional penchants for long walks might recommend.
 

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Hi friends

I’m planning to commission a high twist spring/summer suit in light grey and I’m trying to decide between the following books. Appreciate any thoughts

- Smith Woolens Abacus
- Dugdale Tropicalair
- Standeven Explorer
- Fox Air (although mark up is nuts)

I also really like Drapers 4ply, but there doesn’t appear to be the right shade of light/silver grey.

Cheers!
Would recommend Crispaire. Decent weight for a spring/summer fabric, it drapes nicely and the bunch has a nice silver grey iteration.
I have a light gray Crispaire suit. It's almost 10 yrs old now, though, so I don't know if it's still available. They had two light grays one with a bit of a yellow cast and the other more neutral/silver. I have the latter one and like it a lot. Crispaire is great for a suit imo: good drape (as mentioned), wrinkle-resistant, durable, smoother and softer than fresco, lighter than finmeresco/Drapers 4-ply.
 

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Can anyone recommend a well-priced blackwatch fabric suitable for trousers?
Wanting some made up for evening wear.
They won't get worn often at all, so I don't want to spend too much on the fabric.
 

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Can anyone recommend a well-priced blackwatch fabric suitable for trousers?
Wanting some made up for evening wear.
They won't get worn often at all, so I don't want to spend too much on the fabric.
You will need to check current pricing but Dugdale’s 6405 used to fit that description.
 

Bespoke DJP

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Can anyone recommend a well-priced blackwatch fabric suitable for trousers?
Wanting some made up for evening wear.
They won't get worn often at all, so I don't want to spend too much on the fabric.
Dear Sir,

Here below is a source found some time ago following the same enquiry for my son. An order was not made so unfortunately no experience to be shared, but they are manufacturers - and not just merchants - of tartan; a vast assortment of tartan fabrics and a quite old company too!

I am posting a link of the medium-weight blackwatch fabric that they produce at 13oz, they do have a lighter and a heavier version which have some differences in the design as well.


Cheers,

Dimitris
 

Petey

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Hi friends

I’m planning to commission a high twist spring/summer suit in light grey and I’m trying to decide between the following books. Appreciate any thoughts

- Smith Woolens Abacus
- Dugdale Tropicalair
- Standeven Explorer
- Fox Air (although mark up is nuts)

I also really like Drapers 4ply, but there doesn’t appear to be the right shade of light/silver grey.

Cheers!

I have seen some nice suits made here in HK using the Explorer. It looks less proned to wrinkles
 

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What do you guys think of this cloth?



It is 100% silk and I'd get it made up into a suit for special occasions (weddings, events, that sort of thing - not for the office). I'm wondering if the color is a bit too bright for my intended purpose, though. Any thoughts? @lordsuperb, I'm hoping to get your feedback on this!
 

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What do you guys think of this cloth?



It is 100% silk and I'd get it made up into a suit for special occasions (weddings, events, that sort of thing - not for the office). I'm wondering if the color is a bit too bright for my intended purpose, though. Any thoughts? @lordsuperb, I'm hoping to get your feedback on this!
Don’t trust pictures on monitors to judge colors but the contrast of the navy ribbon against the cloth shows how bright and bold the actual color is. This shade of blue works well if you have a lot of red in your skin tone. Not as flattering if you don’t. Would wear this as a daytime suit but not really for dressy evening wear. There are exceptions for locale and formality of the event. Cloth looks like it will shift a lot when sewing. Ask your tailor how he liked working with this cloth after it is made!
Of course, would defer to lordsuperb’s opinion on this one.
 
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Color reminds me of the girl who ate the blueberry candy at Willy Wonka's chocolate factory

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