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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Gents- any idea who makes the cotton/cashmere corduroy that Incotex uses? Needed for pents.

    TIA
     
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    From what you describe this W. Bill Shetland seems similar which I had made up a few years ago as a sportcoat / vest combo. It has a handful of different colors to create the effect of a dark brown, but I don't think there is actually any brown in it. A fun and unique fabric that is very comfortable and wears on the warm side.
     
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  4. RogerC

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    Lesser 13oz
    Dugdale English Classics
    Smith Botany
    For sportcoatings/informal suits: Hardy's Worsted Alsport
     
  5. add911_11

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    English Classic is very very good
     
  6. terrorsquad

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    Have a look at the Harrisons Oyster book.I love it, its my travelling suit.
     
  7. hst

    hst Senior member

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    Is it my imagination? Or has Dugdale's prices on its website gone up by 20-30%.
     
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    Yes. They have re-introduced several ranges, with a corresponding increase in prices. The old stuff that remains unchanged (Coatings, Super 100s etc.) is still sold at the old, lower prices.
     
  10. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oyster is truly great. We never talk about it here but we should. First rate.
     
  11. hst

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    I thought even prices on the older books have gone up. Take English Classics, I remember it being about £20 per mts ex VAT. Now it is closer to £30 ex VAT,
     
  12. tim_horton

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    I'm probably hitting up the Lesser 13 oz. for a navy pinstripe DB soon. I want to compare it to Minnis Classic.
     
  13. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I have a suit from the book, and it is great stuff. Frankly, at its weight (13-14oz.) it has competition from other great collections (Lesser 13oz., M&E Saxony, Smith Steadfast, many flannels) that it's understandable why Oyster doesn't get much attention.
     
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  14. Eustace Tilley

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    English Classics has been 're-introduced' with new, jazzier designs - hence the uptick in prices.
     
  15. hst

    hst Senior member

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    I see. Fair enough.
     
  16. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Met with Frank to discuss a light weight commission. Really liked one of the mid blues from a Smith mohair book - 70% wool / 30% mohair. The swatches at the front were 60% mohair and too shiny. This one seemed more matte but had a good hard hand. Has anyone gotten a Smith mohair before? I dont think Frank has the Cape Kid book but he does have a Scabal mohair book that I may peruse.
     
  17. poorsod

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    Did you see the Dormeiul book?
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions, but I'm a little worried about the weight. Being in MS, 13 oz seems on the heavy side.

    I was hoping to fill the niche between fresco in the summer and flannel for the month of winter we have down here. That being said, I've got samples from the oyster book and from Minnis English classics, I'll have to compare them side by side and go from there.
     
  19. Axelman 17

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    Have not, for some reason I assumed it would be too $$$ but will take a look.
     
  20. poorsod

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    I don't know how much Frank charges but I got Tonik for €150 per meter.
     

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