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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would do the olive gab before the linen. I have a lighter green Lesser tropical liability that I am waiting to fund. I have another light green tropical (with some reddish shots) that Solito made a DB coat out of and is holding (unless he sold it); on the other leg, Ambrosi sent me the pents.
     
  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm under the impression that cotton does not age so gracefully. Am I misinformed in this?
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's fair, it does tend to fade in spots. But I don't care, it's an informal summer suit, part of its charm you might say.
     
  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    After I finish my current order with NSM, I'm going to ask for an olive cotton suit. At the rate they visit San Francisco, this means I should receive it by the end of 2015, at which point I'll post pics in the summer of 2016 and you'll all be sorry for what you said in 2013.
     
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  5. bertie

    bertie Senior member

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    Adding to olivey cloth pics: on the left is Harrisons Frontier in Olive and on the right is Mersolair in light green. The Frontier is quite flat/lifeless and I'm not sure I will bother getting made up. Mersolair is vibrant and has texture - will be an unlined jacket.

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  6. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    I hate Harrison's Frontier with a passion.
     
  7. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Yes -- Frontier is limp and lifeless and it was a big mistake for me. Hated the suit I made out of it.
     
  8. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    medtect's suit looks more khaki than olive but I love this colour. The linen is from W Bill.

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  9. Master Shake

    Master Shake Senior member

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    You might want to look at the "In Praise of Olive" thread.
     
  10. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Mirage certainly describes the first two. I do, however, like those nubby silk - linens
     
  12. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Is it a bad idea that I only ordered one pair of trousers with a custom linen suit I'm having made? I usually get two for wools, but given how my other linen trousers have worn, I thought maybe I could get away with just one for this suit. Now I'm second guessing myself. Anyone have experience or thoughts on this?
     
  13. bertie

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    Unlike a wool suit jacket you could undoubtedly wear the jacket from your linen suit as an odd jacket. I used to get the second pair of pants but have never actually orphaned a jacket - it's happened the other way a few times though.
     
  14. GucciKid

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    Any idea what W. Bill fabric this is?

    Looks like 60130 can anyone confirm?
     
  15. ~ B ~

    ~ B ~ Senior member

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    Looking at my swatch book, it is.
     
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    Good news and bad news regarding the Racing Green Fresco with rust brown overcheck. My cloth guy checked my store and it turns out it is actually a Rangoon, which makes this cloth even more special and wearable in the summer.

    Those who were interested, please PM to confirm your interest. Have 30m.

    Navy glenplaid Rangoon is also available. Same 5m.
     
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  17. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Do you have a pic? Maybe I missed it earlier in the thread.
     
  18. ~ B ~

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    Grey chalk, Navy chalk, and Navy glenplaid are above.

    Also have available some grey glenplaid Rangoon.

    Cloth is 8/9 oz.
     
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    Still awaiting pictures of the green fresco

    Re: two pants, I never do this. Your taste is more likely to change before the pants wear out or, more likely, your desire to get a new suit for some subjective reason is likely to flare up before they wear out.
     
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    Wait - did you say subjective reason? I thought we (SF) had clearly established the scientific basis by which we select our clothes.
     

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