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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Honestly I'm not sure.

    The two examples that I've seen and really liked we're made up as suits so maybe worsted.

    What I liked was that the cloth was interesting - rich, variegated colors. But without odd flecks of lime green or magenta. I realise that sort of thing is traditional but the historical allusion isn't sufficient to overcome my natural aversion.
     
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  2. Lovelace

    Lovelace Senior member

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    Try Harrison's or John G. Hardy. Machine woven. Two weights available as I recall.

    W.Bill's Donegal's are hand woven, or most are, the cloth is rough and seems to loosely woven to be suitable for trousers. NIce for a jacket though, I have several.
     
  3. etkl

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    Honestly I'm not sure.
    The two examples that I've seen and really liked we're made up as suits so maybe worsted.
    What I liked was that the cloth was interesting - rich, variegated colors. But without odd flecks of lime green or magenta. I realise that sort of thing is traditional but the historical illusion isn't sufficient to overcome my natural aversion.[/quot

    H & S also has something like that or at least it has in the past.
     
  4. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Unfortunately yes.
     
  5. Slickman

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    If you're looking for donegals I would recommend molloy and sons, they have a great collection that has a bit of heft
     
  6. Grammaton Cleric

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    The Molloy collection is superb, but I can't see them working as suitings.

    Thanks, Slew.
     
  7. Mazderati

    Mazderati Well-Known Member

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    Treading into unknown waters and have a few basic questions:

    1. How is the hierarchy of purchasing cloth based? Is cloth typically available for purchase from a tailor, cloth store, distributor, manufacturer, or all of the above?
    2. Are there online cloth stores or a secret web of underground fabric dealers?

    I've no clue how much cloth it takes to make a suit or what kind of price range is available for a quality fabric.
     
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  8. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    Seems you have quite a bit of reading to do, both on here and at LL.

    Reading this entire thread is a start.
    Also,
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/171293/why-lesser-has-some-hegemony-on-savile-row/0_30

    Regarding how much cloth you need, ask your tailor.
     
  9. Mazderati

    Mazderati Well-Known Member

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    I'll check it out. Thanks.
     
  10. NewYorkIslander

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    I have seen the WBill, its ok, but thought there may be some better cuts available.

    Thanks for all the responses fellas.
     
  11. T4phage

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    ambrosi has completed all trousers
     
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  12. Slewfoot

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    Nice t4! Didn't realize you use Panico.
     
  13. etkl

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    Actually, I agree with this. The handwovens really won't work for suits because of these reasons.
     
  14. aravenel

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    t4, love that Harris gun club. :nodding:
     
  15. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Those look great, T4. It would be nice to see the finished garments once you get them.
     
  16. SHS

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    Are you and your tailor going to fist bump in this pic? :D

    But seriously, great clothes.
     
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  17. fox81

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    cargos and jeans to your fittings?
     
  18. gdl203

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    Bespoke cargos and jeans !
     
  19. fox81

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    taking SFs obsession with patch pockets too far
     
  20. sprout2

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    "Dressing up" to go to a fitting is utterly ridiculous.
     

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