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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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Do you have a website or email for them?
 

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Hi everybody. I have very much enjoyed buing british fabrics directly as a consumer from several british sources. I live in the european union and brexit has caused me to reconsider where I will bill cloth from in the future. Even with the current agreement between the UK and EU, the seller would still have to provide a letter of origin for me to avoid import duties. And I am unsure as to how many would be able and willing to provide this. Therefore the prices are just to high. So I would like to hear, if you have any experience with italian mills or wholesalers, who let consumers buy directly? Anybody you can recommend? Thx in advance. Regards
I am in the same position with you. I was wondering if it would be good difficult to continue source fabrics from British mills. Fox advised me that they are searching the way to continue supply European customers. Tickets shoes advised me that the price I see in their site would the final price that I would pay as a European customer . The same advised me Herring shoes but I am not at all sure.
 
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Is there any point getting seersucker fully canvassed or would I be better off going fully unstructured?
 

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Is there any point getting seersucker fully canvassed or would I be better off going fully unstructured?
Fully unstructured meaning nothing inside? A coat needs some kind of structure otherwise it would hang like a shirt.

I have a fully canvased seersucker suit. It has the lightest of chest pieces. I don't think it has any domette. The canvas and chest piece extend into the shoulder, but there's no shoulder pad. I wouldn't be against a shoulder pad for heat reasons. I think it's more about the silhouette. But this suit does have a very light construction.

I've heard of some customers asking for a lighter canvas and chest piece for a summer commission. I've never done that and would be slightly worried about changing the silhouette or house style. But I also don't wear tailored coats once the weather gets up into the 90s.
 

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Is your seersucker 100% cotton?

I‘m a bit surprised to hear you have one, since it seems to be something one cannot wear often and you frequently post about having a wardrobe which is versatile. Anyways, I‘d like to get one myself someday, but probably only after I have several fresco and linen suits.
 

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Is your seersucker 100% cotton?

I‘m a bit surprised to hear you have one, since it seems to be something one cannot wear often and you frequently post about having a wardrobe which is versatile. Anyways, I‘d like to get one myself someday, but probably only after I have several fresco and linen suits.
Are you asking me? My suit is made from a Loro Piana wool-silk fabric.

I think at some point, a wardrobe gets big enough where it's OK to have some things you'll only wear once in a blue moon. I think versatility is a bigger deal if you have a small wardrobe.
 

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Is your seersucker 100% cotton?

I‘m a bit surprised to hear you have one, since it seems to be something one cannot wear often and you frequently post about having a wardrobe which is versatile. Anyways, I‘d like to get one myself someday, but probably only after I have several fresco and linen suits.
I had a suit made up in Loro Piana's "Lightest" a wool/silk Seersucker. Similar to this Armoury suit but I got Navy (theirs is lighter blue)


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Can anyone recommend me linen or other non-cotton shirt fabric? Would like to experiment with something that's not cotton for a change. I can't recall any US fabrics mentioned on here, though that would be a bonus.

Thanks!
 

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I mentioned one earlier in the thread actually


I have a shirting length of the sand colorway, currently unfunded. Looking forward to having it made up, currently not feasible due to covid travel restrictions.
Very cool! Sorry I didn't see it earlier - there doesn't seem to be any 'search thread' function so I figured I would create a new post. It does seem potentially a bit heavy (7 oz), but I'll see if I can get a swatch before I come to any conclusions. Shame there doesn't seem to be a white or light blue color though.
 

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Personally I don't mind abit of viscose rayon content depending on the fabric and use...
 

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