Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

    Messages:
    2,668
    Likes Received:
    2,097
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Location:
    Madrid
    Yes it's the cost of the suit. Don't know what portion of that price corresponds to the cloth itself, but the suit is kinda inbetween MTM and bespoke, so I guess not much.
     


  2. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

    Messages:
    1,082
    Likes Received:
    497
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    77
    

    I know people who paid more than that for a 2pc suit length... suboptimal.
     


  3. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    25,724
    Likes Received:
    3,386
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    

    I have the price list at home for H&S, if I recall their basic cotton is in the $50-60 a yard range for cut pieces but if your tailor bought an endbolt or discontinued piece, it would be about 50% cheaper.
     


  4. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

    Messages:
    1,082
    Likes Received:
    497
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    77
    Preparing for my trip to Naples next week...

    [​IMG]

    From left to right:

    • Colour - BLUE END ON END • Weight - Grams = 370-390 Oz = 12-13

    • Colour - FRENCH NAVY PLAIN • Weight - Grams = 370-390 Oz = 12-13

    • Colour - GREY TEXTURED PLAIN • Weight - Grams = 370-390 Oz = 12-13

    • Colour – Light Beige Plain – Superior Linen • Weight - Grams = 280 Oz = 9

    • Colour – Dark Blue Plain – Superior Linen • Weight - Grams = 280 Oz = 9

    • Colour – Light Beige Plain – Superior Cotton Moleskin • Weight - Grams = 310 Oz = 10
     


  5. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    6,102
    Likes Received:
    1,114
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    [/QUOTE]


    What year is that price list from Ed, 1992?
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2012


  6. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    25,724
    Likes Received:
    3,386
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    
    What year is that price list from Ed, 1992?[/quote]

    actually '93, have prices changed :confused:
     


  7. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

    Messages:
    3,895
    Likes Received:
    8,132
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009

    ... inferno, burn baby burn.

    I can see a brown revival coming the world over
     


  8. rrosals

    rrosals Senior member

    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007


  9. forex

    forex Senior member

    Messages:
    6,595
    Likes Received:
    154
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    ^^Is the silk for lining?:D
     


  10. rrosals

    rrosals Senior member

    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    

    Yes, some old stock from my tailor. Also did a navy with red paisley for the suit he is making me now.
     


  11. apropos

    apropos Senior member

    Messages:
    4,466
    Likes Received:
    309
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008


  12. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    555
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    I'd do the bottom left. Blends in the most seamlessly and the fabric already stands out enough.
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,574
    Likes Received:
    2,814
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    I think the light one would also work but the two dark, definitely not.
     


  14. Maccimus

    Maccimus Senior member

    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    117
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Location:
    Shanghai
    
    +1
     


  15. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

    Messages:
    6,452
    Likes Received:
    306
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    New York
    Bottom left is best.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by