Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Nope, maybe next year. I'd be interested in brown and raf blue linens.
     
  2. poorsod

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    Why would single width be an issue? It is 1/2 the price of the regular subscription. I have 7m of the RAF linen enroute.
     
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  3. Renton

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    I suppose that's just me whining about the price and having to decide if I want tobacco or RAF linen more.

    Since you say the linen is half price, does that mean the shetland is full width and I don't need to order double the yardage?
     
  4. poorsod

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    Which shetland are you talking about? Usually, the cost is 100 GBP/m for double width. The linen is 50 GBP/m for single width.
     
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  5. forex

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    It depends on the width of the fabric but shetlands have so far been double width so you only need 2.5 meters. But poorsod is right, shouldn't make any difference with the single width,total is still the same. How heavy are those linens?
     
  6. Renton

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    This shetland I'm referring to is the 2009 LL shetland.
     
  7. poorsod

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    They are close, but not yet over the mark to produce the cloth.
     
  8. forex

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    Did you have it made up from the first run?
     
  9. poorsod

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    No. The Agnelli tweed looks interesting, but I am already buying cloth as fast as I can have them made. I am subscribed to the houndstooth shetland though.
     
  10. forex

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    Agnelli is great,it is being made up right now. I thought you already bought Agnelli?
     
  11. poorsod

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    I have the Agnelli RAF blue flannel. The Agnelli tweed is the mid gray with gray windowpane.
     
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  12. forex

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    I have the tweed being made up,also seen the flannel,actually tried on the jacket made of flannel. They are both nice. Why no love for the shetland?
     
  13. poorsod

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    Don't need more odd jackets.
     
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    FTFY
     
  15. Testudo_Aubreii

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    In case it matters, a double-breasted PoW check is not going to be versatile. Fall/winter PoW is most at home in SB 3pc. PoW DB is a very conspicuous suit. Also, it may have unwanted broadening and shortening effects unless you are very tall and slender. Here's one stolen from Etutee's legendary London Lounge posts:

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    Notice how tall and flat-stomached the gent is: but it still makes him look like a boiler.

    Here is a much more subtle DB windowpane from WAYWRN: it still has a broadening effect:

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    Think how splendid that 3pc would look if the coat were SB, or if the DB coat were striped rather than checked.

    If you want a checked DB, a more versatile, less conspicuous, and likely more flattering one would be a houndstooth. Here's one from Etutee again: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/66/dbhoundstoothcopyet9.jpg/sr=1

    It would look nice in woollen flannel or worsted flannel.

    Of course, if none of these are concerns, then have at it.
     
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