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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Like 90% sure this was from Drapers, but I will double check with my tailor on this one to find out.
     
  2. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I think tobacco is great. I'm having a suit made from a W Bill tobacco linen. Here's Gram Cleric with a photo of the same swatches

     
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    Here are some more of the designs available in the Harrisons Mirage range (as requested by some members)
     
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    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Here are some linens available in the Drapers 'Estate in Seta E Lino'. Its 8.5oz and has a nice texture and feel to it.

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    This is from the Drapers 'Arcobaleno' range; its a silk/linen mix (with a very high silk content of around 80%) and is made in Scotland.

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    Great stuff! I saw the bunch this afternoon I could easily pick 3 or 4 jackets from the book.
     
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    Careful my friend. Olive is pretty tough to pull off, significant downside in that you will look like a 70 year old that hasnt bought clothing in 30 years.
     
  7. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That is exactly why I have an olive summer suit.
    Smith's Finmeresco, for anyone who cares - it is a great mix of greens and black.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hope it's not too much of a thread derail, but does anybody have a photo of an olive suit they like? Not sure I have wee seen one.
     
  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I just think of those worsted numbers that reek of a guy holding a black, grey, and navy suit at the end of a buy 1 get 3 free JAB spree and thinking...well, I need one more color...
     
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    Olive Finmeresco is very nice.
     
  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What about actually wearing one? Can't say that one really inspires me.
     
  12. TRINI

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    Derek posted some on his site today re: olive cotton suits:

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    I'm not a fan personally.
     
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    Mr. Johnson looks pretty good.
     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think there's a picture of Cortina in an olive cotton suit floating around on the #menswear blogosphere
     
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  15. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Olive cotton is awesome, I have one and I love it.

    I also have a piece of olive linen and other olive gab that I wonder if I will ever get made.
     
  16. sugarbutch

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    You say this like you have no influence on the outcome!
     
  17. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    PJ's suit is nice. Those big stripe ties are too much for me.
     
  18. bourbonbasted

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    May just be me, but I have a mental block on getting a bespoke suit made out of cotton. Seems like an expensive process for a (subjectively) cheap fabric. I think a high twist fresco or linen would be a better use of funds/time. And either add more character, IMO. I think it stems from an interview I once saw with Harry Winston (?) where he said he had a hard time justifying recommending bespoke cotton suits to any client (in this case I believe it was seersucker), since materials are so much cheaper.

    Perhaps once I cover all my essential bases I'll be tempted to look at cotton and I obviously realize it becomes cheaper with CMT, but still, something keeps me from seeing it as a good idea. YMMV.
     
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  19. sugarbutch

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    I typically don't like them, but I think he's applied it here nicely.
     

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