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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    What you could do is have a six-piece suit:
    DB jacket
    SB jacket
    SB vest
    DB vest
    Two pairs of trousers.
     


  2. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How much cloth you will use depends on your size. You may only need 3.5 meters for a 3 piece and could sell the remaining length.
     


  3. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Maybe I'm too prejudiced against Savile Row #womenswear. I just imagine it being too staid to even retain a hint of sexy librarian.

    Foofy, Luca and I are just about the same age but In a way I'm 5years younger than Foof and Luca is 5 years younger than I.
     


  4. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    So you're saying you're more Savile Bro?
     


  5. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    I'd do the suit in question in navy. Pinstripes, to me, look strictly business, and I'd have little use for a pinstripe peak lapel for business.

    With 7m of the pinstripe, I'd made everything that RogerC said, except for the DB vest, just because I couldn't see myself ever wearing one. Plus, I don't think you'd have enough fabric. I think you have enough fabric for a 3-piece and another suit though.
     
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  6. mack11211

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  7. terrorsquad

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    My tailor told me he requires 4.2 meters for a 3 piece for me. I think I will go for the plain dark blue as a 3 piece and save the grey one for the future. I need only one length of 3.5 meters for a suit so I may let the rest of it go if anyone is interested.

    On a separate note, the 16oz book is out for the new H.Lessers. Looking forward to receiving the book soon.
     


  8. Classic Car

    Classic Car Senior member

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    Your jacket size is 38, may I know how tall are you? My jaxket size is 40 and 1.7m height. all I need is 3m for 2 pc and 3.3 m for 3 piee.
     


  9. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If the tailor cuts everything himself 3.5 is plenty for a 3 piece unless you are 6'5". If he uses a CTM method or outsources the jacket and trouser to different makers he may need extra cloth.
     


  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think your math is working out.
     
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  11. Gruto

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    Despos, interesting point. This might explain why Savile Row tailors seem to ask for more cloth than the sole trader tailors I have met.
     


  12. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Regarding corduroy, it's ok if I have it made up the "opposite" way of where it would normally go, right? It won't mess it up except to make it perhaps a bit more nubby? I just much prefer the darker color the other side provides on some cord fabric.
     


  13. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    :confused: do you have a pic of said fabric?
     


  14. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    At the tailor, but it's the two on the right: brown and tan.

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  15. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nothing will be messed up. My Korean tailors tell me that is the way they cut cords in Korea. The trouser will look darker but lighter to you when you look down.
     


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