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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I agree. I just find that the Fimmeresco is most like a traditional worsted in terms of the cloths that are described as Fresco-ish. Crispaire is also quite similar.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Finnmeresco is more fresco-ey than Crispaire, which looks and feels no different than most tropicals.
     
  3. Slewfoot

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    You're probably right. I haven't looked at the Crispaire book in years, likely for that reason.
     
  4. dieworkwear

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    The Piuma update is really interesting. Slew - do you know if it's going to have the spongy qualities of Brisa? I didn't seem to read that in the thread.
     
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  5. Cantabrigian

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    Crispaire is definitely a lot smoother than all the other frescos but I'd never confuse it for a worsted. People who don't know / care about these sorts of things have called it burlap unprompted.
     
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  7. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    That actually is my suit in the second photo. The Brisa is more grey than blue.

    Alden mentioned both cloths are very similar and the photo of the Piuma swatch is more blue than reality.
     
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  8. badsha

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    Manton Finnmeresco by Smiths feels like tropical wool? Any suggestions for a Navy odd jacket in Hopsack? Thank you.
     
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    Good question! My gut tells me it will be very similar, but we'll see. Just posted on the Piuma thread on LL asking as much.
     
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    I have never tried their super fabrics. However, I can ascertain that their arthur harrison and all wool worsted (360g) are very good, if you like if you like a clean finish.
     
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    Use Smith's Fresco for any odd jackets, their finish is weave is 'rougher' than the typical tropical worsted.

    Both are mutually exclusive, I find the Fresco range was intended to be a causal suiting fabric. Even tropical worsted was more formal and intended for business usage.
     
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    They are different companies. A Harrison is owned by Bulmer Lumb, the same company that owns Taylor & Lodge. It gets especially confusing given that Harrisons of Edinburgh is a third distinct company with the Harrison name.
     
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  14. tchoy

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    I thought I'll this here since we have been discussing the Piuma.

    LL Brisa in POW bespoke, Ascot chang, Vanda tie, Drakes PS, Saint Crispins




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  15. Liquidus

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    Nice fit. Would that be considered a "nipped waist"?
     
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  16. Eustace Tilley

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    tchoy,

    Looks great. Would you say the color of the RAF POW is represented accurately by your photo? Alden seemed to suggest it's bluer irl.
     
  17. add911_11

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    Yep, you are very correct. I have asked them about their Arthur Harrison flannels. It is not from their own production (Harrison B), nor it is from Harrison of Edinburgh.

    I don't know which part of my word entails Harrison Burley is the same company as Harrison of Edinburgh, clearly their respective prices reflect the truth.

    Still, they are very good fabrics and it will be your loss because of their 'silly' name.
     
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  18. tchoy

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    Thanks! Not sure if it's called a nip waist. My tailor have a tendency to cut more of a English silhouette.



    Thanks! The image is pretty true to the colour. It's a melange of grey and blue with grey being the base colour and the plaids in blue.
     
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    Agreed that this is pretty true to the in-real-life color.
     
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    I hope that is true of the piuma, the test malden posted a picture of on LL is very blue, not grey at all
     

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