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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Butler

    Butler Senior member

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    Harrisons Saltire goes for 650 euros, about $ 860 per meter :bigstar:
     
  2. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    I just put in an order for my customer for the Saltire, lovely cloth. Butler, where do you get your Harrisons stuff from?
     
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  3. E TF

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    There is one more tweed you still need forex -


    Needs 8 more people to subscribe at most...
     
  4. Butler

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    My tailor Steven Hitchcock :bigstar:
     
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    I assume you are not referring to the original Tonik, which I believe was discontinued some time ago. Dormeuil replaced it with Tonik 2000, or something like that, which has a much lower % of mohair. Is that what you are talking about?
     
  6. mattcritchlow

    mattcritchlow Well-Known Member

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    any idea what the $ per meter is on that cloth?
     
  7. academe

    academe Senior member

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    LL cloths usually run about £100/m + shipping + VAT (if applicable)
     
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  8. Slickman

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    Hopefully with the fresco runs we can get our own thing going with a significant cost saving, btw updates on that on the way if anyone was wondering
     
  9. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    About time.
     
  10. Renton

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    Any updates on this run of fabric?
     
  11. terrorsquad

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    I've gotten 2nd samples of it from the mill but need to iron out some details on the design and colour.Now waiting for the 3rd samples.Plus, special tags are also being designed for it :slayer:
     
  12. Renton

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    Marvelous, thanks for the update
     
  13. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Looks great - what weight do you envision?
     
  14. terrorsquad

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    Its gonna be a re-issue of the H.Lesser 10oz in a plain weave.Cloth wise,its great though just need to nail down the design which is quite Italian-ish.
     
  15. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Very nice. If it's close to the one pictured, I'm in.
     
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    Is this going to be done like the LL with final orders placed with the mill directly, or are you acting as a middleman to collect payment and ship parcels? I prefer the former. Not sure of your logistic setup though.
     
  17. C&A

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    Was going through my fabrics and decided to sell the following four. PM if interested.

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    Two CB for Lesser gunclubs 12-13 oz, one with only blue-ish checks (ref 26070), the other with blue and crimsom checks (ref 26072), truely great fabric:

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    A CB for Lesser summer jacketing 8-9 oz, ref 29554:

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    And finally a charcoal herringbone flannel with 15% mohair in it. I am already making a suit up of the plain charcoal version:

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    Vintage worsted flannels with mohair from an unknow English mill, most likely some dead stock initially made for one of the SR tailors. http://www.styleforum.net/t/56404/unfunded-liabilities-a-k-a-the-cloth-thread/3000_30#post_5274712 My tailor loved it. And so did Salvatore Ambrosi (who made me an extra pair of pents out of it) and T4's tailor.
     
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  18. Cravate_Noire

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    More Drapers


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  19. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Took a pic of some stuff I've had for a while:
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    Then realized I'd forgotten some Harris Tweed, so I slipped it in and took a closer shot:
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    From top to bottom: two seersuckers for shirts, linen for shorts, undyed cotton/linen blend, tropical wool, cotton twill, lightweight wool, silk, linen blend, Harris Tweed, nubby woolen flannel that I washed in hot water to tighten the weave. The shirting, cotton twill and flannel are going to Luxire. The twill will be a summer suit w/ a washable, deconstructed jacket. The flannel will be a deconstructed, really sweater-like jacket.
     
  20. Slickman

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    For whatever reason, minnis is playing games with doing a patterned fresco, but they said they are more than willing to do a solid shade. Their stock fabrics seem to cover anything I would want, if anyone has any ideas such as a more blue shade of 0520 I'm all ears. I will contact smiths and see if we can do a patterned finemeresco through them, sorry to disappoint thus far
     

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