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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    2.5 meters would yield a topcoat for you.
     
  2. Slewfoot

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    Duly noted. Don't think that's really "me" though. At least not at this point. I'm not making it up anytime soon though so we'll see how I feel in 8 months before the first fitting!
     
  3. poorsod

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    First fitting of the barleycorn a few months back. I ultimately decided against the flaps.

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  4. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Senior member

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    Looks nice - Ercole?
     
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    Very nice. Now I regret missing out on this fabric.
     
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    I've oogled your coat everytime I've seen it hanging in the shop...looks great, and its a great weight for a sportcoat in the winter.
     
  8. Concordia

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    Maybe a peacoat, as on Meyer & Mortimer's website? http://www.meyerandmortimer.co.uk/mm/gallery.html
     
  9. bboysdontcryy

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    Poorsod -- very nice. Reminds me a little of Edwin's coats, sans the dramatically open quarters.
     
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    I've noticed some jackets being made out of that fabric with the "apex" of the barleycorn pointing up while other with it pointing down, is this a matter of personal choice or does this particular fabric have a "correct" direction?
     
  11. Eustace Tilley

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    Hey, can any forum members give me some suggestions where to get Smith woolen's fabric in UK, either online or shops. I am very interested in their Finmeresco range, Any other suggestion for similar cloth are welcome, I am just very bored with Minnis 2-ply fresco and want to try something else.

    I believed the range consist of 3 ply 12-13oz and 4 ply 15oz?

    If price can be controlled at around £150-180 per 4 meters, I am looking to get 3 batches, light grey, french blue and tobacco/brown.

    Cheers for any help
     
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  13. poorsod

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    I made the coat with the apex pointing down for these reasons:

    1) Frank felt a nap to the cloth and thought that the intended direction was for the apex to point down.

    2) I contacted the weaver and he said that it was indeed woven with the apex pointed down so to better resemble barleycorn. The weaver also said that the coat could be made in either direction.

    3) Manton thought the correct direction was for the apex to point down.
     
  14. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Smiths will sell direct.
     
  15. etkl

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    Eustace, Is the Hunters piece new production or NOS?
     
  16. add911_11

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    That's cool, so I presumed I can just pop into their shop and ask? any idea how much roughly it cost?
     
  17. RogerC

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    They'll answer e-mails. Your budget is a little optimistic, though. Expect to pay £60 a meter, including VAT.
     
  18. add911_11

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    OK, that is still within my reach, cheers for that.
     
  19. Eustace Tilley

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    New production
     
  20. Master Shake

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    Very nice.
     

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