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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

aristoi bcn

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I think a winter wardrobe cannot be started better than with a medium grey flannel suit with extra trousers and a Tweed sportcoat (green or brown or a mix of).

Historically, flannel has also been worn as a jacketing only but cannot think of any outfit that wouldn't look better with a Tweed jacket instead.
 

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Repeating my mantra. Make sure you like the combination of textures of trousers you wear with a flannel cloth as a jacket. May be limiting.
dark flannels tend to collect and show lint and dust more than other cloths. Lots of options with similar surface texture for jackets that wear and look better Than flannel.
the plaids above are definitely suitings.
 

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I have a few tweed sportcoats I like, but I like my flannel ones better (I'm not dieworkwear's friend, but I also happen to think I look great in them), largely because, similar to the Summer of George, I enjoy being ensconced in flannel. This includes blissfully ignoring the guidelines people who know more than me about sartorial matters like @dieworkwear and @Despos have mentioned about not wearing flannel trousers with a flannel odd jacket. I'm clearly a clothing renegade who lives life on the edge.
Also, I really like Fox flannels, but there are plenty of other good makers out there that would be cheaper without sacrificing much. I do think Fox makes some of the best melanges out there, particularly their browns and shades of blue, but I have some VBC flannel stuff that is quite nice and significantly less expensive.
 

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Excellent broadcast by Bespoke tailor Tom Mahon. It is inspired by a question I asked him in regards to selecting a cloth for a durable “workhorse” suit. It’s always interesting to hear the perspective from tailors and cutters about their favorite cloth to work with as well the ones in which they can attest to their durability/longevity.
 

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Looking for a winter jacketing cloth in black and white oversized glen plaid. Prefer without any windowpanes or other colours running through it. Any suggestions?
 

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Looking for a winter jacketing cloth in black and white oversized glen plaid. Prefer without any windowpanes or other colours running through it. Any suggestions?
Harrison's Moonbeam or Fox Tweed.

W.Bill Shetland if you fancy something more rustic.
 

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Is there anything of interest being made on the London Lounge?
 

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Hi
I would appreciate your advise and thoughts on trousers cloth type and color to match with this Jacket cloth.
Thanks!

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Is there anything of interest being made on the London Lounge?
This grey Agnelli Glencheck was tempting, but I already have a grey herringbone tweed that still needs to be made up and there are some similar patterns in the Marling and Evans natural collection so I passed

LL grey agnelli glencheck.JPG
 

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Is there anything of interest being made on the London Lounge?
Never understood the hype around the LL fabrics and their added value, besides the elite/private club marketing.

P-S.: I say that because I've never managed to activate my account :)
 

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Never understood the hype around the LL fabrics and their added value, besides the elite/private club marketing.

P-S.: I say that because I've never managed to activate my account :)
I've yet to pull the trigger on any so far, but watching from the sidelines it seems like a relatively collaborative approach.

sometimes people will post a desire to recreate a cloth from an Apparel Arts picture and it will gain traction and get made, sometimes Michael will post a couple ideas/options and the crowd chimes in and they get incorporated into a run. From that angle I think it is pretty interesting and there aren't any other places where laymen and enthusiasts have that level of input
 

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