Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    Discussion of cloth/wool quality - not just the diameter but also the benefits of length, strength, crimp and luster.


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    About 1/2 my coats are made from HL, but I'm not sure if Samuelsohn uses them. Holland&Sherry is more commonly distributed and the Crispaire is a great travel cloth.
     


  2. RogerC

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    Other things you may want to look at: Dugdale Brothers' Royal Classics and English classics, Harrison's P&B Universal and, for jacketing, Porter and Harding Glorious 12th or John Hardy Worsted Alsport. The latter are worsted faux-tweeds. Otherwise, you could try a hopsack cloth for texture and surface interest, although some might find it fuddy-duddy.

    Also, if you're still building a wardrobe: the PoW double breasted is a great idea, but make sure you have a grey and/or navy suit first. You don't want to be 'the guy with that suit'.
     


  3. Frankie22

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    Thanks Roger I appreciate the insight.
    As I understand it Sammys is going to send a display full of the fall/winter fabrics. I hope there is actual brand name fabrics included.
     
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  4. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Does Samuelsohn accept fabric from customers or do you have to pick from their offerings?
     


  5. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

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    I am not sure on that one.
    My fiends shop has a huge box of fabrics provided by Sammys
     


  6. Renton

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    I'm pretty sure you have to pick from their offerings, and, based on my experiences, they're pretty tight lipped about most of their fabric sources.
     


  7. add911_11

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    Have you got any friends work in there? You can try but don't think they will.
     


  8. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Guys,go and sign up for the London Lounge shetland:

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  9. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    That is a sick jacket.

    I had sign up as a member of the London Lounge, however never have a reply.
     




  10. Renton

    Renton Senior member

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    how much per meter?
     


  11. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Renton, I am pretty sure price is 100 GBP per meter.
     


  12. Renton

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    looks like I may be adding my name to the list
     


  13. forex

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    :slayer: :slayer: :slayer:

    Did you have the flannels made up yet?
     


  14. Renton

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    Not yet, I was hoping to get a few fresco things finished first.

    Have you looked at the linens LL is shipping? The colors look great but that half width is holding me back.
     


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