Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Longmorn

    Longmorn Senior member

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    T4 - what's the origin of your handle? Are you a microbiologist or biochemist?

    I ask because long ago I did a bunch of research using bacteriophages, and it's odd to see the reference in this setting.

    Cheers,
    LM
     
  2. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    thank you gais



    via steve ditko's
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    my headless version
    got overcopied


    molecular
     
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    Brisbane Moss tan (Fawn) corduroy suit. The weight is around 14oz I believe. Turned out very well. No padding in the shoulders and very soft and comfortable all around. Looking forward to it this season!

    [​IMG]
     
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    forex Senior member

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    Who makes the suit?
     
  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    corduroy suits were the best thing about the 70s
     
  6. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Trying to find a fabric and would appreciate some help - a standard grey glen check with a dark brown overcheck (rather than a standard blue or red overcheck). Anyone have any specific suggestions?

    And no, Ariston or Cacciopoli don't have it.
     
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    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Slew,

    I like the suit. Can't ever see myself ordering one, but I do appreciate the look.

    ET
     
  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    trying to remember a glen plaid with a brown check and I can't
     
  9. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I've seen it used in a few expensive RTW suits (Brioni, Tom Ford), but never found one in the books. Looks fantastic, and I'd love to locate one.

    If people are interested, there's a Tom Ford suit on display at BG (right next to the Marinella ties) that boasts this fabric.
     
  10. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    I remember there being a recent London Lounge cloth with an ochre over check.
     
  11. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Thanks. Yes, I do have a swatch of that and its quite different from the design I have in mind. The grey in the LL cloth is too dark, and the ochre is, well, too ochre [​IMG]
     
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  12. Slewfoot

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    How much fabric would I need for a vest? I'm around a 38 - 40. Just 1 meter?
     
  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Probably half that but I always get one full m or y anyway.
     
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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    1 yard is safe and conservative. meter is too much. you will be able to get 2 vests from one yard because you don't need much width but you need one yard for the length.
     
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    Apologies if I missed an appropriate suggestion above but I was looking for advice on where to find a navy donegal jacketing (SC not a suit)
    I am looking for a cloth appropriate for a staple winter SC

    When sitting with Dino he showed me some interesting 13g options from Cacciopoli and Ariston books but the swatches didn't appear to have enough "flecks" on them for my taste (perhaps it was just the luck of that particular swatch).

    I am not married to the idea of donegal and would also like to hear any other recommendations for a staple navy winter SC

    Thanks in advance
    KJ
     

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