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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    Thanks to OP to bring up such a knowledgeable thread, it is the SF version of 'best cloth thread' in Londonlounge Forum
     
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    bump
     
  3. Gruto

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    Gab is tighter and harder than serge, and gab is steeper in the furrows than serge (Gab weave is also popular for rain macs). Lesser 16 oz. bunch contains serge, Smith's 13. oz. Botany book has many.
     
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    Minnis has a number of gabardine trouserings in the Eskdale bunch, but I don't see any reason why they could not be used as suitings.
     
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    I think a mill should make a book of Serge called the "Gainsbourg" collection.
     
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    I'm looking to buy some fabric. I know that there are a few people who sell here, I tried to doa search with no luck. there was one guy who sold Harrisons and decided to get out of the business

    can you help?
     
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    Quick question-- I figure if anyone can tell, it would be you guys: Can you distinguish if this is fresco? If not, what does it seem like?
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    Brightened, for better visibility of weave:
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    I have no experience with Fresco, given my limited knowledge, it is likely to be a hopsack weave.
     
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    Are you specifically looking for Harrisons?
     
  11. Lo Zingaro

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    Question: once I saw Holland & Sherry fabrics with different names on the selvedge: in most of shops of my life I saw written on it "Holland & Sherry", but once or twice I saw also "Holland AND Sherry" . Did I bumped in "fake" fabrics? Does a fake marked of high quality cloth exist?

    Thank you!
     
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    I think it does, but I find it unlikely it will reach any fine cloth shops. I once saw a polyester cloth at a tailor in Aqaba (Jordan) with a selvedge, which imitated a classic English selvedge. In regard to the H&S, I don't believe an "and" indicate much. Variation in logo is possible.
     
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    It is definitely an open weave like fresco.


    In some cases it is getting harder and harder to tell fakes. Some times the appearance will be just about dead on and the only way to know for sure is feeling the real thing vs. the suspect one. This is where you need to be careful with places like Tip Top, I know Frank has gotten into screaming matches with them.
     
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    I once saw at a local store some crap cloth marked "....DORMIEUL" on the selvedge...almost got me!
     
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    What about buying in online sites like e-bay?
    Have you witnessed some scams?
     

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