Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Looks like G&R
     


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    Rubinelli fabrics. Probably comparable to Thomas Mason (Silverline) except that they can be had for less (average of 25 euros/m). This is 60 inches wide, so 1.7-8 should be enough for a shirt.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have recently had a bunch of Rubinelli shirts made up, plain broadcloth. Great shirting for the price.
     


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    Eustace, It's been a while since I ordered tweed from Haggarts and I can't find an email address at the moment. However, I found separate addresses and phone #'s for Glenlyon and Haggarts in Aberfeldy, so I dunno. If I find out something else, I'll post it. In the meantime, The Tweed Shop is offering both Haggarts and Glenlyon, although the Haggarts is limited to 4 patterns in 26-28 oz. If you like any of the patterns, I suggest you scarf them up. The one I have is great.

    I also encourage you to ask Hunters about their "old" stuff. They sent me two swatch books for the 700gm Carroll range and the lighter Kildary range. As I said in an earlier post, I think the stuff is the real deal original Hunters although one well known net figure has expressed skeptism. However, I've made it up and can't tell the difference.

    How much is the Ilsay per metre? Most of this kind of fabric costs between 40 and 50 pounds per metre.
     


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    Between 40 - 55 pounds,with prices ascending commensurate with the weight.
     


  6. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Thanks for the message. I'll plan to reach out to Hunter's again.

    Fwiw, I think very highly of G&R shirtings - the Luna and Cam 2000 are both excellent.
     


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    I'm wearing a G&R CAM2000 right now and I also think it is great value for the money. A lot of body in the cloth (IIRC 2x2 120). Haven't had a chance to try the Luna.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Did you guys get G&R through your tailor or buy directly?
     


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    Both CEGO and Ercole carry G&R.
     


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    Don't fancy Luna. Too light and sheer.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The best shirting that I have come across was this stuff that one of Frank's (Ercole's) tailors brought back from a trip to Egypt. I made a bunch of shirts out of it and I am bummed that we can't find out how to get it again.
     


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    What's the pricing like for Islay C range?
     


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    Have any of you purchased Bonfanti fabric online or otherwise? I love the stuff.
     


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    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    The problem with the Bonfanti site is that they make no indication of the size/width of the stripes, and it's hard to gauge the weave of the fabric etc, and which range to choose from without handling it. Have you tried ordering any yet? Which do you recommend?
     


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    I have purchased from several Bonfanti ranges before and after their put up their site, including, in decreasing order of their weight Bristol, Capri, Belfast and New York. as well as their cotton/linen blends. I tend to prefer the sheerer fabrics so I usually stick to the Belfast and New York, which I find solid, durable and smooth. I also find that the Bristol and Capri shrink more after washing, so it's particualrly important to wash them before making them up. I've made up the linen/ cotton as dress shirts but it really doesn't work for me. It's great for sport shirts. I'm not sure that I like linen/cotton or plain linen for work but I did buy some of the LL linen for that purpose. We'll see. I'd also like to try Bonfanti's chambray range, Levanto.

    If you want to get a better idea of Bonfanti's patterns and weaves, you can click on the website pictures and get enlarged shots. They also provide fabric width, weight and thread info (ie, 120's,170's etc).
     


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