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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    The L 24 is the typical weight that most RTW garments are made from (single Ventile). I have an older Maharishi - yes Maharishi - shooting jacket in L19 and I had a parka made in it too and much prefer it over the L 24. It is a bit heavier and more bombproof but still would be suitable for a trench or mac. Problem is L 19 has fewer colours available so I don't know if the stone or cinnamon is available in it.
     
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    Unless I'm mistaken, it is also no longer available.
     
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    Probably right. The company has been out of businees for a few years.
     
  5. Eustace Tilley

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    Thanks - very helpful.

    Doesn't The Armoury sell Grenfell trenchoats?
     
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    I am watching this thread closely as I was considering the same raincoat question and was looking at Ventile. The olivey-green shades are also excellent. If you are a hard size to fit, you know the impossibility of finding a good raincoat RTW. Overkill or not, this is what bespoke is there for. I will say that some of the Italian silk raincoats tend to be easier to fit and also wear like a dream.

    Re: ventile, the special instructions regarding stitching seem pretty crazy though, but not impossible.

    Someone please chime in if you find a source for Ventile swatches. It looks great on paper, but I hope it's not too heavy-duty canvaslike. I have bad memories of armor-like bonded Mackintosh coats. The L24 looks good.
     
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    seen waterproof fabrics at tip top.
     
  8. RogerC

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    Quick question: I'm going to bespeak my wedding suit (stroller), and I had been looking at Dugdale's new fine worsted and Lesser tropical. Does anyone have experience with both and how do they compare?
     
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    Honestly, I think the NFW performs very well. Dry and matte, and a tad heavier than the Lesser. Lesser has the prestige but in terms of performance, the NFW is not inferior.
     
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    I have suits in both (NFW, old Lesser/new Lesser) and in terms of performance, Lesser's have an edge. But I agree, NFW is not that inferior
     
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    How would this windowpane work as an odd jacket? 8.5 oz super 120s
     
  12. RogerC

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    I'd say it looks more like jacketing than suiting. I'd do it. Peak lapel, even.
     
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    ^^ I agree, it would look nice as a sport coat with hip patch pockets. Not sure how durable that fabric is though.
     
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    Definitely, especially with patch pockets. I like it!
     
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    Hi Guys - does anyone have a photograph of the H.E. Box 32oz cavalry twill? I believe it's #9002. Thanks!
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know I have a swatch somewhere. Finding it, though .... may be a challenge.
     
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    I hear you and no worries either way. Thanks!
     
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    Is this from Drapers?
     
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    ^ Unfortunately, I have no idea!
     

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