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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Slewfoot

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    Ha ha, wow, that is surely medical treatment. Did you consult a qualified practitioner? Did you have to walk about the house and in public without your buttons on for a few weeks to see how it felt before they gave you the go ahead? :p
     
  4. Slewfoot

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    Luckily all procedures went smoothly and I'm on the road to recovery! :^)

    Hope all is well at your end!
     
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    Addressed.
     
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    To the 50 or so guys who sent me a message about the cloth order discount, just wanted to quickly mention that I'm off overseas till the 12th of Dec, and will reply to all messages then. One of the mills has gotten back to me about availability and everything that you guys have asked for is in stock; still waiting for the other mill to get back to me.

    Cheers,

    B
     
  7. Panzeraxe II

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    Thanks, B.
     
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    Guys, need some help here. Planning to make a few sports jackets for next year and have some Carlo Barbera's (not the ones for Lesser). I'm leaning towards the brown/blue checks and also the green with red overchecks (second one from the bottom in the first pic). Any thoughts on this?


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  10. NewYorkIslander

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    Best Donegal Tweed for a Blazer suit would be...

    I'm looking for something Navy, not overly concerned about softness.
     
  11. RogerC

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    I like P&H Thornproof.
     
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    I would think Thornproof for suiting, but I'd recommend reaching out to Molloy and Sons and inquire if they recommend any of their donegals for suiting.
     
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    Also, Kevin & Howlin, a retailer in Ireland, freely sends out swatches. Have you looked at W Bill's books. I'm sure Ercoles has it.
     
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    I just got back a blue coat from my tailor made from Thornproof. I liked it more than the similar offering from W. Bill, which seems to have become a bit of a forum darling.
     
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    The nicest looking donegals that I've seen (though not in person) are from Scabal, oddly enough.
     
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    99% of Scabal looks it belongs a Dubai supermall and then the other 1% is really great. The old Shetland book is fantastic.
     
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    Just sourced this recently from the old Shetland book. Very nice and the color is pretty accurate.

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    Very nice! I have two jackets from this book and it's great stuff.
     
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    Are you referring to real Irish donegal?. I have some worsted donegal from Scabal that I made into pants that I like a lot. I've been meaning to make a matching jacket but haven't gotten around to it.
     
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    Why is the Scabal shetland book "old"? Is it discontinued?
     

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