Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    That's a good one, as is this.
     


  2. mack11211

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    There may be something attractive here too. Or here.
     
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  3. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    CarlO Riva's shirting for next summer:

    Solid White Popline
    Black/blu/White multistripes voile
    Torquiese / White micro houndstooth voile

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  4. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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    Just ordered a suit's length of Minnis 0518 fresco - however it will be delivered directly to my tailor, so no pics :embar:
     


  5. Kaplan

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  6. TRINI

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    There's this one that Gus (pocketsquareguy) got made up from NSM that I love and want to get myself.

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  7. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So . . . today my wife gave me shit for all the visible hand stitching on a new NSM suit. As she observed:
    the English guys don't do that and it looks much cleaner-this stuff is fine for casual, but you shouldn't wear it to work.

    That's kind of a bummer, because I mostly agree with her, even though I like my NSM suit. I will still order more, but it is likely to be summer stuff, with my flannels and heavier cloths going to English tailors (if I ever bother . . I don't need more stuff).
     
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  8. sugarbutch

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    Wow. Your wife clearly takes much more of an interest in your clothing than mine does in mine.
     


  9. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    To be fair, I did ask her what she thought of my suit, since it was new; I am not sure she would have volunteered.. Also, she has lived with me for a while so she knows it is an intrerest of mine and I don't hesitate to comment on what she buys, so fair is fair. She has even had stuff made from Dege and Davies, so the subject isn't unfamiliar.
     


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    Your wife has solid taste, congrats
     


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  13. Cantabrigian

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    You may not need to write off flannel - the hand stitching somewhat disappears into the nap.

    I hope my wife never becomes that astute with things like this (and I hope it's a long time before she's old enough to wear something from SR).
     


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    Was hoping to get some feedback from you guys. I have 2 pieces of H.Lesser 10oz, one in plain dark blue and the other is a dark grey with stripes (this one is from 1989). I'm planning to turn one of them into a 3 piece suit with peak lapels, roped shoulders etc ala a Tom Ford suit. Currently I'm leaning towards the plain dark blue one but would appreciate your thoughts on it.

    I have 7 meters of the dark grey one and 4.2 meters of the plain dark blue one. I'm thinking it would be a waste if i went for a 3 piece in the dark grey striped Lesser as what is left over wont be enough for another suit.


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  15. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can't say for sure, but I am guessing my wife was younger than you are now when she got the first one - tweed sportcoat from Dege. The Davies coat was something she designed herself and is kind of a long black frock-coat like jacket with purple pinstripes and purple velvvet covered buttons. She wears it a lot.
     


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