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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I haz the nuts. I does not haz the cheddar.
     
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    customer's.
     
  3. Grammaton Cleric

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    Panat offers custom clothing now?
     
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    This made me laugh :slayer:
     
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    I will, how heavy is this?
     
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    Sherrytweed?
     
  7. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Does anyone have a photo of the Minnis Fresco 0505 - 8/9oz Navy - that shows the weave and true color? A friend can use a new worsted-type Navy blazer for Florida. Thanks!
     
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    NORE?
     
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    I can try and take one maybe later tonight.
     
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    Not sure whether this is relevant for this thread but just wanted to share some pics I took when I was down in W.Bill and also Smith Woolens that day. Picked up some linen and shetland from W.Bill and also lightweight jacketing from Smith's.Wanted to get some silk lining in paisley (as pictured below) but was scared off by the price of GBP100/meter.

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    Awesome! Thanks!
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    David, FWIW, it's the only solid blue at that weight and it's really a suit color, though it's not terrrible for a jakcet, it's not as nice as the lighter blues at the higher weights.
     
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    I hear you. This friend though is an older gentleman who will be wearing it around Palm Beach and is used to dark navy worsted jackets with gold buttons. No need to push things too far!
     
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  15. kolecho

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    That weight Fresco wears very cool, much cooler than it's cousin that is 1oz heavier.
     
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    Sorry, I didn't get a chance to snap a pic of the fresco. I had guests staying over last night and it was a bit hectic. Tonight for sure.
     
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    Anybody know which cloth this is? Thanks :bigstar:


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    Couldn't say for certain, but most self-respecting tweed manufacturers will offer a black and white herringbone. I am quite partial to the P&H Glenroyal one.
     
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    This fabric, from one description I've heard, is called "Diamond Jacquard". Is this an accurate description?
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    Craig's jacket looks a little tight to me, but it's the fabric that I like.

    I'm looking at having a tuxedo jacket made for streetwear purposes (yes, I will wear it over a white tshirt and black jeans, you may commence mindsplode). I used to have one that was midnight cotton canvas with silk lapels, but I spent too much time in the gym and have outgrown it.

    The reason I like this fabric is that it's got enough texture to break a little away from the minimalist appeal of a tux jacket. I would like it a little less shiny, but that's probably because of the camera flash.


    Is this fabric often available at tailoring houses?

    Are there other, similar fabrics I could look at for such a commission? One that's a touch more subtle would be cool.
     
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    Have you thought about making another cotton? I have a Comme des Garcons tuxedo jacket that is intended to be worn casually that I like very much. It's cotton, like the one you described, and I couldn't really imagine it in the fabric pictured above, which is too lux/slick for streetwear, IMO.
     
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