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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Chrjs

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I appreciate your answers regarding my question about the faded linen.
I read through the conversation about different coloured linens and are going to search for an alternative 11oz linen in blue from a reliable brand and ask them directly about their dying process.
Here is a better photo, the marked area has the original blue, the faded parts are from some weeks of wear only.
I expect the linen to keep its colour at least three years, do you know an alternative cloth that is medium heavy, a little rough and summer ready?


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I appreciate your answers regarding my question about the faded linen.
I read through the conversation about different coloured linens and are going to search for an alternative 11oz linen in blue from a reliable brand and ask them directly about their dying process.
Here is a better photo, the marked area has the original blue, the faded parts are from some weeks of wear only.
I expect the linen to keep its colour at least three years, do you know an alternative cloth that is medium heavy, a little rough and summer ready?


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Try Solbiati
 

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Surprised to see linen on the list. I expected twill and whipcord.

My squatting is odd as my front and back squat PRs are pretty much the same. But the squat clean is my favorite movement.
Have you had issues with linen in the past? It works well for the humid dc summers.
 

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Any experiences with H.Lesser Lumbs Golden Bale?

In particular their (worsted?) flannels:

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I'd like to know how they do compare in terms of drape and durability to their non-golden bale equivalents. And also the price if you happen to know.

What I could already notice with the swatches is that the hand is substantially softer and the colours more vibrant if that makes sense.

First time I see a suiting cloth in black that I like btw.
In terms of drape and durability I don't think the non-LGB ones would be that different.
 

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Good question. Traditionally, Golden Bale was much higher quality than normal, and probably 100s rather than 80s or 90s in the standard suiting. To the good, for the most part. But it is also a bit lighter weight than other high-class English flannels.

I wouldn't rule it out, but it is maybe more of a luxury choice. If I were to try something in that vein, I might look at Escorial as well.
 

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I've got some vintage lengths lately including
- Dormeuil 10000 flannel
- Wain Shiell Wain D'or and Mohair 800
and apparently all these were manufactured across the 80s. Just wondering if anyone knows how they perform. (I read from some Japanese website that Wain D'or was the predecessor of LGB but I feel dubious) Pics to follow
 

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Do you guys get your matching suit trousers cut the same way as your odd trousers? For example, would you get a pair of odd flannel or fresco trousers cut the same way as typical charcoal sharkskin suit trouser?
 

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Do you guys get your matching suit trousers cut the same way as your odd trousers? For example, would you get a pair of odd flannel or fresco trousers cut the same way as typical charcoal sharkskin suit trouser?
I typically do single pleats on odd trousers, double pleats on suit trousers. Can only speak for myself and this might be my own weird little system.
 

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I've been waffling on maybe having something in this cloth made up.

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Question is ... single breasted or double breasted. Thoughts? Would just be a jacket not a full suit.
 

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I've been waffling on maybe having something in this cloth made up.

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Question is ... single breasted or double breasted. Thoughts? Would just be a jacket not a full suit.
if it is for a sports jacket, I’d opt for a single breasted. Very versatile and looks really good when worn with knits and layers. If it is for a Dinner jacket, I would select a double breasted shawl with self facing lapels.
 

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Do you guys get your matching suit trousers cut the same way as your odd trousers? For example, would you get a pair of odd flannel or fresco trousers cut the same way as typical charcoal sharkskin suit trouser?
Mine are cut the same; the only change is that odd trousers get 1 back pocket and my suit trousers have none.
 

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