Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    May I ask whether I can find heavy weight linen? I would like the weight to be around 13-14oz. thanks

    Do they wrinkle much?
     
  2. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Go irish rather than italian if you want a stiffer linen, try W. Bill
     
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    Thanks! Assuming it's Irish Linen I'd love to hear what options are available.
     
  4. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Cheers.
     
  5. medtech_expat

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    +1, am particularly interested in PoW or glen check. My W Bill solids have performed really well, so looking for some interesting patterns in Irish linen for next summer.
     
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    That's funny, its the exact opposite for me. I feel like my ranger of movement is much more limited in DB...perhaps how I work as well as my general shape has something to do with that...I'm becoming more and more top heavy.

    That donegal linen looks superb!
     
  7. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Slew, it's not Irish linen but rather Italian.So might be a bit lightweight.Let me double chek if they have something heavier.I personally love the donegal ones, looks fantastic and great to use in my climate.
     
  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This looks like wool & silk with maybe just maybe a bit of linen. Scabal had this in their line a few seasons ago.
     
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    Ok, ok. I was thinking of glen checks that are obviously glen checks from 4 feet away. My warnings don't apply to near-semi-solids. So I'll make the following exceptions, given your and timhorton's objections:

    (1) DB glen check (i.e., a real glen check with contrast) can look good on a flat-stomached, slender-chested man IF it's button-one.
    (2) DB glen check can look good if it's a near-semi-solid, but proceed with caution.
     
  11. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    I understand your point, but you might be obviating it here. Most, if not all, PoW suitings (as opposed to jacketings) are solid from a distance.
     
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    Just got the 2nd fitting.
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    Looks good! Nice balance.
     
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