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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I think from now on I am only going to buy super heavy cloth, or open weaves. None of this four season silliness.
     


  2. mkarim

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    Why not?
     


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    How super heavy weight? You gonna turn all Sator on us?
     


  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    16oz, or 9/10oz open weave. I will accept nothing in between.
     


  5. Testudo_Aubreii

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    That's a tough one, Svenn, if the texture of the 20 oz Dugdale isn't enough. Generally, I think mills finish the twills so that the texture is smoother and finer as the weight decreases. Judging from internet photos, that certainly seems true of H&S's Dakota Plains cavalries or John G. Hardy's 12 oz cavalries. They look smoother and finer than my Dugdale 20 oz. Have you seen H. E. Box's cavalry twills? They're mostly heavy, but they have one 18 oz. navy.
     


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    Why you no like the greys?

    And are any of your commissions finished as yet?
     


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    That's a pretty good way to do it.
     


  8. poorsod

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    Which 16oz have you made up? I have a length of 16oz Lesser sharkskin waiting in queue.
     


  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I haven't any so far. But here on out, that is my limit.
     


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    What would you call this fabric? A charcoal sharkskin? Could anyone give me anymore details... I love it....

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    Birdseye. Pretty much any worsted suit book would contain a number of these.
     


  12. gdl203

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    I think 13oz is optimal.

    Didn't you say you had sweat gland issues... Be careful with the 16oz...
     


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    I have a line on some Dugdales linen and want to know is an 8/9oz Linen decent enough for a summer suit? Not sure what color to get, either sand, blue, gray, or steel blue...
     


  14. Testudo_Aubreii

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    I have one (not by Dugdale) 9 oz linen. It wrinkles a lot. I'd go at least 12 oz, if possible. All the colors you list are great for a linen suit.
     
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    I have started to organize my acqiusitions into 11 oz and below vs 13 oz and above. The lighter weights I tend to make SB, the heavier tend to be DB. I think I'll make the 16 oz as a DB. Hopefully it won't be a mistake.
     


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