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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. fox81

    fox81 Senior member

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    just to touch on this again. in the faqs on the acorn site, it says they "finish" the fabric as such to do all the pre shrinking. id give you the link but im too lazy. its in the faqs anyway.
     
  2. Slickman

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    I have a cream linen db sport jacket, but prefer wool for this unless you know any good source for dupioni?
     
  3. dieworkwear

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    Will from ASW noted once that Jodek has it in navy and tan. Perhaps they also have cream? Tailor price is $395 a yard.
     
  4. Liquidus

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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  5. marcodalondra

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    They have the best price in Naples for Loro Piana, and on things milled for them by Guabello, VBC and others, for what I have seen, they are cheaper then the equivalent from Ariston
     
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    I have to say that their service so far has been great; the ladies there reply to my e-mails within hours.

    I described what sort of fabric I was looking for and asked them to send me some photos of what they had in stock. Instead, they just mailed swatches out to me. They even glued all the samples onto cards, like on their tumblr! I was thoroughly impressed.
     
  7. dan'l

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    The summer jacketings they posted on their tumblr with a wool/linen/silk blend are €80/m.
     
  8. Slickman

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    395! Who is supplying jodek, the LL? Def not paying that, smiths is 95/m and even thats relatively expensive.
     
  9. forex

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    For those interested, I've been trying to have this PoW remade by Breanish. It is not easy to find good PoW jacketing, most of them are small. This one was a special run by T4 and he was kind of enough to assist with rerun if we can get enough people subscribed. Cloth is single width so most everyone would need 5 meters to get a jacket made up. Price would be 40-50 euros per meter so it is a decent deal. Please let me know if you are interested and if we are lucky, we maybe able to get it remade. I think emptym has already made up his cloth and might be able to comment here.

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  10. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Forex: Count me in for 5.5.
     
  11. tchoy

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    Forex I am in for 5 meters thanks.
     
  12. forex

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    That's great, we are at 20 meters so far, keep them coming.
     
  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is that black and white or is it a dark brown?
     
  14. forex

    forex Senior member

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    ^
    the breanish is a dark brown
    and cream
    the natural colour of the wool
    i.e undyed and uncoloured.
     
  15. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    What weight is it per meter run, single width?
     
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  16. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Single width, original weight was around 16 oz but I was thinking 14 oz would be better.
     
  17. Sotiris

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    I'll take 5m as well. Thank you.
     
  18. Slickman

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    16oz at half width! This is better suited as overcoating material no?
     
  19. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I'm guessing he ment 16oz. at a full width.
     
  20. forex

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    What ET said but we should be able to reduce the weight. I think 14 oz would be better. What do subscribers think?
     

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