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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. forex

    forex Senior member

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    I quite like this one for summer, is this Drapers too?


    I put your name down as well. We are at 97 meters at the moment, pretty sure we can make this happen. Just a matter of time. In the mean time, subscription is still open. The more the better.
     
  2. dfoverdx

    dfoverdx Senior member

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    Hi guys,
    I recently contacted Harrisons for asking swatches of H Lesser fabrics (basically 13 oz) i also asked a line of Harrisons called 'Millionaire' 100% cashmere jacketings. I am surprised by the price of 590 GBP per metre. Is this a normal price for a cashmere cloth ? What are some other good options for cashmere jacketings ?
     
  3. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You are surprised at the price of a product with "milionaire" as an adjective? Pretty much every mill does cashmere, Harrisons has a more inexpensive cashmere line also.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    millionaire cashmere, while I don't like it and would never buy it, it is an extremely high quality product. you are getting what you pay for.
     
  5. Moloch38

    Moloch38 Senior member

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    That is a beautiful jacket, I'm dying to get a summer SC in a gun club like that!
     
  6. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Yes, all but the first pic are from Drapers.
     
  7. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    I am interested in this 16oz Breanish Tweed...but how is it different from the LL Best of Both Tweed made up years ago (besides the red windowpane)?

    If I ordinarily order 2.5 meters for my jackets...do I order the same amount...or more?
     
  8. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    Would you make this up? The blue is a deal breaker for me (100% wool, about 13oz).

    [​IMG]
     
  9. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Not a fan, personally.
     
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  10. Grammaton Cleric

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    +1
     
  11. forex

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    It is not 16 oz, it is around 11-12 oz. Color, pattern and weight are different from LL tweed. You would need 5 meters as it is single width cloth.
     
  12. Victor Elfo

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    I could get over the fact that it lacks character, but the blue is just too much for me. I'm looking for a jacketing such as this one that you posted:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    Nice one.
     
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  14. Slickman

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    ^ +1 I have a length of the ll houndstooth, but haven't had a chance to have it made up, perhaps for the fall
     
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    Marling and Evans have a houndstooth jacketing in about that colour, although smaller in scale.
     
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    Harrisons "Saltire" Cashmere collection of Jacketing is very nice; price about 650 Euros! :bigstar:
     
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  17. Slickman

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    Unfortunately I failed to produce a RAF POW fresco cloth with minnis, but LL has a subscription for the "PIUMA" cloth (10 oz fresco) in RAF POW open for this summer. The price will most likely be astronomical compared to the fresco prices being quoted by proxys on SF, most probably the LL special limited edition platinum package with sport seats pricing at 100 gpb/meter. I myself, because I just want to have this as a suit, will be subscribed, and apologize for the failures on my end earlier this year, I know many of you expressed interest in an economical alternative.

    It is however good to see the breanish subscription working out.
     
  18. dfoverdx

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    Manton, why you don't like millionaire cashmere ? I also checked yesterday HS cashmere fabrics and i definitely prefer millionaire.
     
  19. bertie

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    I have this sample from Caccioppoli. Not sure how clear it is but there is a subtle red overcheck.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Cantabrigian

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    Have you tried the LL fresco before?

    To me, it's the polar opposite (within the fresco universe) of Minnis. The Minnis has a crisp feel while the LL is spongy and almost feels elastic.

    But then again, that's the Brisa, maybe Piuma is better.
     

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