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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I have a few - will snap some pics tonight.

    You've probably never heard of it as they phased out the range in 2007.
     
  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I had a chance to buy some on LL maybe a year ago or so and stupidly passed. Jus didn't know enough at the time.
     
  3. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Minnis had a closeout Rangoon sale in 2007 - bought 5 suit-lengths at 12.50 gbp / meter [​IMG]
     
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    Do you know if Antich wove Rangoon or Fresco before Gladson purchased HFW? I know that Martin Sons originally wove Fresco and HFW purchased the rights to the range when it bought out Martins. The problem you may be having is that the mill(s) that produced Fresco and Rangoon no longer exist or don't do business with HFW any more.
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Me too, though not five, but I got what I wanted.

    Getting the actual suit back from Solito, however ...
     
  6. poorsod

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    Isn't Solito planning a New York City trip soon?
     
  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So he said, before going silent again.
     
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    Slickman Senior member

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    ^ I received quite a disturbing e-mail from him not too long ago, a bit too personal, was kind of off-putting actually considering I don't know the man.
     
  9. rrosals

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    [​IMG]
     
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    Same here it was a bargain bought 4 suit lengths and had 2 suits made up so far.
     
  11. rrosals

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    [​IMG]

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    Some more close ups of Rangoon. By far the best warm weather cloth I have experienced. I only have one more length sitting in the closet and would love more.
     
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  13. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    honestly I don't find Rangoon qualatatively different from Lesser Tropical but they did have several nice designs that Lesser does not and never has had in that weight.
     
  14. rrosals

    rrosals Senior member

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    I am trying the new Lesser Tropical soon so I hope it is on par with the old which I agree is on par with the Rangoon
     
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    Never understood why Minnis discontinued Rangoon. That was great tropical wool.
     
  16. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It looks just like fresco to me.
     
  17. ~ B ~

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    Someone post a pic of the cream Rangoon please!
     
  18. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Its nothing like Fresco.
     
  19. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Some Rangoon pics as promised:

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  20. forex

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    What is that herringbone peaking from underneath?
     

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