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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Florescent light.

    Making this up as a casual suit, but here's the length against tan trousers. Grey or cream would probably work better, I think.

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  2. Lovelace

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    The cloth is nice.

    Did you get that from the store on Sackville Street?
     
  3. bboysdontcryy

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    Purchased it through a tailor. I'm not sure if they sell direct.
     
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    So, are you guys doing something special on your BlazerSuits[​IMG] to distinguish the jacket for when you separate it? For instance, double stitching or fewer sleeve buttons or something like that. Or is it sufficient to use cloth that can do double duty as a suit and as a standalone jacket? It seems to me that adding too many casual details to the jacket would break its functionality in a suit. I think patch hip pockets is sufficient, yes?
     
  5. Lovelace

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    I always thought they sold it through their Sackville Street store..
     
  6. bboysdontcryy

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    You might be right! I'll check next time.


    I'll, in all likelihood, be making this length up and be wearing it as a casual summery suit. Getting more casual buttons and, possibly, patch pockets, but I don't know yet. However, personally, I don't care much for double stitching etc, though I think three buttons on each sleeve would work. That length above doesn't strike me as being particularly formal, so much so that wearing it as a standalone will make it look as if it's an orphan. But that's just my opinion. I'll speak more with my tailor.
     
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  7. Lovelace

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    If they do you wouldn't have to pay the tailors mark up.

    Do they still have those cloth shops on and around Regent Street?

    I only venture into London for meetings and haven't walked around that part of the city for years.
     
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    are any of you gents familiar with the minnis fresco mohair blend (70/30 wool/mohair)? Interested in your perspective on this cloth and how contrasts to its 100% wool counterpart.
     
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    Is this the Dormeuil mohair/wool 197339 ? :bigstar:
     
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    Very nice indeed. Details?
     
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    It will be MTM. Would rather wait until the suit is completed. It will be one button peak lapel.
     
  14. add911_11

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    I think Ivory trouser or white jeans, both slim or straight cut will work the best. I looks ok with tan but not sharp enough.
     
  15. TheTukker

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    Cool - please keep us updated.
     
  16. RogerC

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    Well, I meant details about the fabric. It looks very nice.
     
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  18. bboysdontcryy

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    Dormeuil Tonik

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    From here
     
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  19. Dewi

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    This came up in the Blazer Thread, and set my n00b mind wondering. What is the difference between a wool crepe fabric and a fresco fabric? I've handled both, though separated by a few weeks, so not really close enough to get a comparison. They both seemed to be fairly open weaves. I'm just confused, and it's probably a pretty stupid question.
     
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