Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I figured the weave would have restricted the pattern...

    Solaro has always been part of my original consideration but it's too heavy for a summer suit IMO.
     


  2. Slewfoot

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    This sold. Thanks guys!
     


  3. joonian

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    Ugh, I've been wanting to get that tobacco Fresco.

    By the way, what do you guys recommend for a pair of bog-standard light grey flannel trousers? I'm on a budget, so looking for something entry-level. What do you think in terms of weight, mills, price?

    Thanks!
     


  4. add911_11

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    Try Harrison (Burley), very budget friendly, real flannel, very wrinkle resistant, It was a good buy. Explore in their 'vintage' made clothes, it is the best part of it.
     


  5. add911_11

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    No they aren't, obviously if you mean no air-con whole day on the street nothing will work, Solaro gives a nice breeze with mild wind, just like any other 'summer' fabric.
     


  6. NOBD

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    Don't talk him into it again. :)
     


  7. joonian

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    Thanks for the tip. Checking them out right now.
     


  8. TRINI

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    Ha. I actually like the look of the cotton solaros but I refuse to spend $$$$ on a cotton suit - hence the desire for a wool-blend.
     


  9. coolpapa

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    Four London Lounge fabrics and on the bottom, a Loro Piana Winter Zelander.

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  10. Cantabrigian

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    The Agnelli looks niiiice. :fonz:
     


  11. forex

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    Houndstooth looks very good too. I have the Agnelli made into a sport coat, very tempted to get some fabric for pants and make it a full suit.
     


  12. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    +1 - beautiful stuff.
     


  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    How's that Shetland houndstooth, cp? I'm on the list for getting the herringbone if it ever gets made up.
     


  14. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Gazman poasted a pic of it made up as a suit.

    It - quite typically for him - looked great. With a subdued shirt / blue tie - very wearable.

    Can you still order it? I'd definitely pick up a length myself - though I think I'd like it more as a tweed suiting.
     


  15. Slewfoot

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    They're talking about making a re-run of it. I think they're close. I've only had my 3-piece of it for a month and love it already.
     


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