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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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    I cannot wear the heavier ones in the summer.
     


  2. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I'dve gone for the 8/9oz if I didn't think my thighs would destroy the pants.
     


  3. Lovelace

    Lovelace Senior member

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    Fresco is hard wearing. It's not a soft cloth.

    If its a concern ask your tailor to sew a sacrificial patch around the area that is most likely to abrade. I have seen this done with flannel.
     


  4. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Where can one look for good quality Harris tweed besides those from W.Bill and Harrisons?
     


  5. Simon A

    Simon A Active Member

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  6. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Hey Guys,

    Looks like 3.5 meters of the Tobacco Brown Fresco I had specially made up by Minnis is available from an original buyer. Price is $250 which covers shipping and PayPal fees. It is made up below from NY Ranger. You can see how it works in both sunlight and shade. If anyone is interested just shoot me a PM and I'll put you and the seller in touch.

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  7. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    I can only second the magnificence of this cloth. It gets me a significant number of compliments.
     


  8. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Does anyone know of any wool-linen or silk-linen books that might carry a tan herringbone?

    Alternatively, what do ppl think of a fresco commissioned in such a pattern?

    I'm thinking something like this:

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  9. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    There are a ton of mohair / wool tan herringbones available. I enjoy special commissions like any other iGent, but the one you propose won't really be all that interesting to me.

    Pretty sure Ariston has a wool / silk mix in a slightly darker tan as well.
     


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    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    Apart from Simon's excellent suggestions, Butt of Lewis Tweed and Harris Tweed & Knitwear are also good sources.
     


  11. Lovelace

    Lovelace Senior member

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    Holland & Sherry have a Linen book that has herringbones, put I think they're 100% Linen, other than that Scabal will have something. Riviera books perhaps.
     


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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I think linen is the way to go. I don't think I've ever seen a herringbone Fresco which leads me to believe it may not be doable.
     


  13. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    this.
     


  14. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Thanks. I'd only go the commission route if there wasn't something commercially available.







    While I'd love to do a full linen, I'd still like this suit to do double-duty as a work suit. While I don't need to be strictly CBD, i think full linen would be a stretch.
     


  15. Cantabrigian

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    You can't make a twill fresco.

    Have you looked at solaro? Similar effect just with a red cast.
     


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