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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. coolpapa

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    I was too lazy to take a picture, sorry about that:)




    There is more stuff, I just need to get around to taking pictures. Probably 5 more pieces. Some moonbeam, breanish and cheviot tweed from Lovat.
     
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    I had some trousers made of this same pattern. I liked the fabric a lot and was actually wonder how a suit would look, now I know
     
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    Any chance you'll be parting with some gun club check?
     
  6. Cantabrigian

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    Aaaand like that I'll wait and see the rest of the treasures.

    You have one of the best cloth cellars out there. I seriously think you might regret parting with a lot of this stuff. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
     
  7. Slickman

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    I'll be selling my length of the LL city gunclub, just need to snap some pics
     
  8. A Y

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    You will all want this. It is an amazing cloth in feel and look. And no, I don't think it has polyester woven into it.
     
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  9. Cantabrigian

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    I want to believe you but don't know who I can trust anymore.
     
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  10. A Y

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    It seems not even the matchstick can be trusted.
     
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    I have a LL RAF blue linen DB in the works. Do you guys think the RAF blue PoW Piuma will be too similar or should I get it?
     
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  12. Cantabrigian

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    The match did its job...
     
  13. mattcritchlow

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    I think they're fairly different cloths, though you could argue they could be used for similar purposes/weather. From the photos I've seen the RAF POW is further on the grey end of the spectrum, whereas the RAF blue linen is straight up RAF blue. I am getting the RAF POW , but I certainly wouldn't mind having both :)
     
  14. Slickman

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    Not similar at all, linen is waaaay more casual. The pow is a business suit to me.
     
  15. mattcritchlow

    mattcritchlow Well-Known Member

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    True. A 4-ply high twist cloth specifically designed NOT to wrinkle, is a far cry from linen. I was merely referring to the fact that an argument could be made for the cloths being used in similar weather. Perhaps not under the same circumstances however, as you correctly state.
     
  16. poorsod

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    I'd wear both the RAF linen and the Piuma to the office. There are differences in texture and formality but I am wondering if it is enough to justify a second similar suit. :decisions:
     
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    Any reason why you won't be making it up? I have the same cloth and I am still on the fence about it.
     
  18. dopey

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    true. Cloth is like real estate. Unless you are in the business, you shouldn't be selling any. Always better to hold on to it.
     
  19. Victor Elfo

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    I'm not all that experienced on bespoke clothing, but why would you buy a cloth if you do not intend to have it made up? I could understand if you just changed your mind, but when you've changed your mind about more than three cloths it's time to rethink your buying process, in my opinion.
     
  20. sugarbutch

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    I can understand why someone who is interested in a limited-edition cloth might want to purchase a length even if he's not fully convinced he will make it into a suit. For standard cloths, though, it may just be simple acquisitiveness. :)
     

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