Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    I have a sportcoat in that W. Alsport - great stuff!
     


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    The tailor is one of the less well known one on forums.

    I have no idea on the sports coat, ask HST, this gentleman kindly sold this to me

    Once e garment is finished, I will take some photos as well.
     


  3. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    LL RAF blue linen
     
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    That Minnis fresco cloth says 280/310gms... why is that? which is it?
     


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    I would guess that it's because there's a lot of variation in the weight of open weave fabrics and probably fabrics in general.
     


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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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  7. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I thought it was a 280/310 gms, yard/ meter ratio. Meter being about 10% longer than a yard therefore a 10% weight difference.

    Disclaimer: I made this up in my head as an explanation. It is not based in fact. I'll ask someone who knows next week. Stay tuned.
     


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    Great colour! I am waiting on mine. How are you going to make yours up?
     


  9. poorsod

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    I think of either

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    or 6x2, 2 patch + barchetta.
     


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    I always thought this was a weight "range" that depended on humidity and the moisture content that the cloth was carrying, hence you could expect the weight to be in that range? (Given that they all seem to quote between 30g, i.e. one ounce, which is a variable percentage depending on the cloth weight).
     
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  11. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
     


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    A Beatles analogy..:slayer:
     


  13. medtech_expat

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    I'd be grateful for any first-hand observations of Smith Woolens worsteds, particularly in comparison to Minnis or Lesser 13oz. While I would have preferred a slightly heavier weight, I like the patterns, colors and feel of the swatches.


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    A friend of mine has a suit from the Smith Botany bunch, which is 13 oz. Beautiful cloth.
     


  15. poorsod

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    Smith's botany (13 oz) has a drier hand than the Lesser 13. Otherwise they perform similarly. I haven't made anything from the Smith 11/12 oz books.
     


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