Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    I ordered the 520 as a three patch sport coat. Wondering if I should have gone w/ a suit, but I rarely wear suits. Could show it to you when it arrives w/in a few weeks, D.
     


  2. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    I have the 520 made up as a suit, one button, besom pockets w/ flaps. I really regret not having it done 3/2, patch pockets. It's a fairly casual looking fabric and would make a great odd jacket, and I like casual looking suits for summer. I will probably order a suit in 516 soon. It's a richer navy than some. This one, I will definitely do with 2 patch pockets.
     


  3. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    All the suiting swatches on the Minnis site look the same to me - is 520 the lighter, Airforce-y blue?

    If so, I think it makes a great odd jacket. I have it made up as a suit but wear it as often as not as an odd jacket.

    This is the cloth I'm talking about

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    While I prefer navy for a cold weather blazer, I much prefer something that has a little more variation in bright sunlight for warmer weather wear.


    Another vote for welt + 2 patch. I think a breast patch pocket only looks good with a heavier cloth.
     


  4. rrosals

    rrosals Senior member

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    574 - Black
    575 - Dark Navy
    576 - Navy
    577 - Blue and navy
    578 - Grey and Black

    Colors are brighter in the pictures than in real life.
     


  5. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    576 looks great. Thinking about a 3 season blazer in the next couple of months. Mohair has me very intrigued.
     


  6. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    This one was Chan...I think you can make out the lining in some of my recent Steed photos a little bit. They are all half-lined.
     


  7. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    That would be great, M. I appreciate that. I'm in the same position - Northern Californian who rarely wears suits. Let me know how yours turns out. I'm particularly interested in its versatility.


    I was looking at those Fresco mohairs as well. I think 0577 and 0579 seemed like the counterparts to 0520 and 0516? The more rustic coloring was interesting, but I didn't know what the mohair added to fresco. Dino said he thought both would just as wrinkle resistant and wear more or less the same. Anyone know?
     
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  8. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have both blends and pure frescos and I'd opt for 100% fresco if I were you (especially if you don't wear suits often). Most people are drawn to fresco for its rustic quality, fresco shines it up unnecessarily in my opinion.
     


  9. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For whatever reason I can't edit my previous post - meant to say mohair shines it up...
     


  10. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    which do you prefer - your Chan or Steed?
     


  11. rrosals

    rrosals Senior member

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    I definitely like the 100% wool for a sport coat better and I think the 516 is just better looking.

    I do think the 578 would make a very cool suit.
     


  12. Slewfoot

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    The one you would expect. :^)
     


  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    You mean the one that's twice as expensive? :)
     


  14. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    That is one way of putting it! But at the end of the day, you get what you pay for as with most things in life.
     


  15. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Might make for an interesting peak-lapeled jacket in a darker navy to be worn on a summer evening....
     


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