Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Birdseye has to be tightly woven. Never seen one with an open weave. Even nailhead with an open weave is rare, though I found one years ago at Tip Top, that was luck.

    I don't think there is anything quite like what you want in any current book. If Dormeuil still makes Tonik, I would check there, some of the patterns are close, but remember that's mohair. Also, it is crazy expensive.
     


  2. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Are you saying I'm going to have to talk with Minnis or Michael Alden about doing a custom run?

    (sigh)

    Fiiiiiine.
     
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  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    This suit is a fresco nailhead. Hen's teeth:

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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Always liked that one.
     


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    I agreed, I have one in Charcoal Grey, best investment made.
     


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    That's because it's likable! :D
     


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    Otherwise, you could look at the Lesser 13oz bunch.
     


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    If you're not too mad about my insulting your photo skills and if you have enough cloth, I'll take two shirts of the one on the left.
     


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    The old Crispaire book had a brown - tan nailhead, can't remember if they had a grey one. Have you looked at the new version of that book? Haven't seen it myself but worth checking.

    Otherwise, put me down for a length in your custom run.
     


  10. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Hey Maccimus, what cloth is that?
     
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    Maccimus Senior member

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    Minnis Fresco, Slewfoot's special run.
     


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    Minnis Fresco 2 #577? only 9-10 Oz tho. (30% mohair)
     
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  13. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ^ Good suggestion. I don't know how the colors look IRL but worth taking a look

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  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Hmmm, never seen this book.
     


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    I'll take a look at it, but I imagine the pattern is on the smaller side while I like the look of the Dugdale Royal Classics GC suggested as seen below. That color made in an open weave and perhaps lambswool (similar to LL Mistral, but lighter) could be pretty nice. I posted something on the LL so we'll see if anything comes of it.

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