Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

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    Would recommend linen if for summer. I prefer DB for summer suits.
     
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    Oh arent they there ?
     
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    It was my impression that LL sources its linens, or at least its linen shirtings, from Ulster Weavers. Is n't that a mill?
     
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    No I meant that both LL and WBill are merchants who source their cloths from mills that weave the fabric. As with everything, there are mills of varying quality levels and price points. I would not want to buy a Fiat re-labelled as a "limited edition Ferrari".

    No comment on the name of the mill itself - was mentioned to me in confidence by one of the cloth dons.

    I would advise members to take what is written on some of the online fora with several grains of salt, especially those moderated as a monopoly. Do not be too quick to believe everything that is written by those who purport to be in the know. I have read a great many false remarks but have held my piece as much of what I know is privy only to the industry.
     
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    I wouldnt want to do that as I would be inundated (more than I am now!) and selling cloth is not my business. I am just doing it as a favour to friends and will be limiting the amount of time I commit to it as I am busy running and advancing my style house and now watch house. Arranging cloth delivery is not something I can easily hand off to my staff and as such I have to email personally, which is honestly not something I have the time for on a large-scale basis. If members see my posts here and take advantage of the discounts I can offer, then good for them, but I cannot advertise it on a large scale as I would not be able to deal with all of them.

    Didnt get a pm from you btw.
     
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    I couldn't agree more with the thrust of what you are saying and have been criticized for saying so myself. However, I'm not as quick to attribute guilt to any particular site. All are guilty of this to some degree.
     
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    Too late for that now that everyone has gotten a whiff of a potential bargain. LOL.
     
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    Fully agree with you. I wasnt singling out any particular site and I do agree that all fora and blogs are going to be inevitably biased. The danger is when people let their guard down because someone seems to have altruistic intentions or professes to do things out of sheer love and goodwill. I think people should question the true value of the cloth they are buying and not simply fall prey to marketing terms or to exotic labelling. Look at the substance and not the superficial.
     
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    Always a pleasure to help out a few iFriends in need.:)

    Just not too many!
     
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    Anyone notice anything different about my old Chan AFB Minnis Flannel?

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