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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. forex

    forex Senior member

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    ^^That's awesome, how did you get it?
     
  2. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Reid & Taylor also sell escorial.

    Enjoy the G&R book - focus on the stunning Luna and Cam 2000 collections.
     
  3. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    I like the big sample swatches in the G&R book because it gives you a better idea of the hand.
     
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  4. bboysdontcryy

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    It's about knowing whom to speak with, though my large purchases from them probably held. Apart from making clothes, I have made a hobby out of collecting fabrics. :)
     
  5. bboysdontcryy

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    Yes, the Cam2000 is really quite stellar even though (I think) it's a 2 by 1 ply. Luna strikes me as rather sheer however.
     
  6. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    If anybody's interested, the Tonik 2000 is priced at 90 GBP (20% VAT inclusive). Am getting enough for a 3 piece I think. Expensive stuff.
     
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  7. add911_11

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  8. Eustace Tilley

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    Fairly certain the Cam is 2x2. The Luna is (surprisingly) not that sheer for a batiste. I have a good 10+ shirts from the Luna, and have been very happy with each despite my conservative tilt. Give one a go and see how you like it.
     
  9. Slickman

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    Since solids are the only feasible option with minnis right now, I propose we do the steel blue shade of this discontinued lessers tropical (left swatch) as a fresco, any takers?

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  10. RogerC

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    I'm not sure it's discontinued, the Tropical book has been renumbered, but it seems as if most shades have remained. Also, it might be a bit close to Fresco 520 for you to get real interest going...
     
  11. Grammaton Cleric

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    Too similar to Fresco 520 - the official iGent summer cloth.
     
  12. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Smiths has something similar too. See 4055 and the navies/blues there.
     
  13. Slickman

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    I have a sample of 0520, the shade I propose is much more grey, although I do remember seeing it in finmeresco...slew im failing please help
     
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  14. poorsod

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    I think there is also a similar shade in Tonik. I don't think this color needs to be made in fresco.
     
  15. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Nobody's interested in smth with subtle contrasting yarns in warp and weft that might give the fabric a richer look? That's far more uncommon and can be pretty if done well and right choices are made. See the dormeuil cloth below for reference. A slightly darker shade of blue with black (or a dark navy) would also look fantastic, I think.

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  16. add911_11

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    The patrol blue is pretty common amongst the 10-11oz, smith 4055 is more like a dark french blue.
     
  17. RDiaz

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    Anyone got anything made up from H&S Crystal Springs 100% Super 130's worsted jacketings? I've been browsing through the book today and there were some awesome plaids, wondering how cool they wear. My tailor's book was old though, I've asked him to try to get the updated 2012 book.
     
  18. Slewfoot

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    I'm sure something will work out soon enough! Did you ever talk to them about re-creating the Rangoon? Could be pretty cool and they did have patterns on those.
     
  19. Master Shake

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    Yes, that would be the ticket.
     
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    Asked them previously. They either can't or won't recreate it.
     

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