Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    If your legs are sensitive to scratchy material, I think the smoother Crispaire is a great option.
     
  2. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Contemplating 680g cavalry twill for trousers, is this even a good idea?
     
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    There are some denimheads over at SW&D who have rocked 21oz raw denim, what is the purpose of the trousers? Perhaps for adventuring/motorcycling, seems a little excessive for a chino-type pant.
     
  4. Slickman

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    Purpose is for cold weather, to wear with odd jackets, to be used throughout the week. The color is so rich though, just can't say no
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The H&S stuff seems a bit fragile to me. I never cared for too many of their fabrics, while an English mill their fabrics seem kinda of lux and Italian to me. I really like the roughers Minnis stuff for whatever reason. As for Mohair, like that Tonic fabric, but it is really expensive. I also owned a RTW suit in cotton/mohair and it began to fade really badly. I think it was due to more of the cotton mix in the blend.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How about plain twill, serge, or gabardine? Looks less like jeans and you can still get the texture and weight.
     
  7. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    IIRC NSM charged me 100-150 euro/meter for Tonik. You think that is very expensive?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I recall it being much more than that.
     
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    That is cheap.
     
  10. Slickman

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    I just thought tan & brown cavalry twill trousers to be "proper classics" for cold weather. I'm not opposed to the options you mention, my only concern with the fabric i mention is the viability of using such a heavy weight for trousers.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I see nothing wrong with really heavy trousers or anything really. Heavy fabrics rule.
     
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    You guys act like it gets -40 degrees in NYC.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't care how cold it gets, I think heavy fabric just looks awesome. It gets windy and in the 20's. Pretty cold. I feel drafts come through my 600 gram overcoat and my suit.
     
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  14. poorsod

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    That's what the 1kg everest cashmere is for! ;)
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Winter is so weird. I will be wearing over 1000 grams of cloth walking around, feel cold, yet still be sweating under it all. There is no winning really.
     

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