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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Just a note for people who were interested in the oxfords and chambrays I posted earlier. A member on here advised that I take it down, since the merchant is not technically set up to do retail sales (only wholesale). If you're interested in the cloth, you'll need to go through your shirtmaker.

    The previous posts are now taken down. Apologies for the mistake.
     
  2. Victor Elfo

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    Good point.
    The limited quantity may justify the purchase without the certainty of having it made up and we could, also, consider that reselling it would be easy. However, purchasing standard cloths without the certainty of having it made up would be pure acquisitiveness.
     
  3. MrChris

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    Gents,
    I plan to place an order for three new pair of grey odd trousers.
    Based on the swatches I have at hand as of now, I've made the following fabric selections:

    Summer: Minnis Fresco 0500
    Mid weight: Minnis Classic 0631
    Winter: John G Hardy flannel 0300

    Any recommendations of other more suited fabric to chose instead? in similar range as the above ones.
     
  4. gusvs

    gusvs Senior member

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    Very good choices. NSM?
     
  5. MrChris

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    Yet to place the order, but NSM is my intention.
     
  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    631 looks a tad dark. I'd go for a shade lighter with 630 personally.
     
  7. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We have a new vox...
     
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  9. MrChris

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    I think the pictures on the Huddersfield website are a little bit off color-wise.
    The 0631 swatch I have is not as dark as it might seem to be on their site.
     
  10. Slickman

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    My length of city gc is up for sale if any bespeakers are interested
     
  11. aravenel

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    Damn that is some fantastic looking cloth.
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    anybody know of decent whipcord or other twill trousering? 12 ounces max, preferably a bit lighter.

    Thanks
     
  13. Cantabrigian

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    The H&S cavalry twill is nice.

    Drapes very well but doesn't feel stiff at all.
     
  14. johanm

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    Try the H&S Dakota Plains book. I believe it's 10-13 oz bedford cords, cavalry twills, and whipcords, with a few 14-16 oz fabrics mixed in.
     
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  15. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Ambrosi uses some nice stuff from E. Thomas that's probably 12 oz.
     
  16. Butler

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    Scabal :bigstar:
     
  17. S K M

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    I also have the LL RAF linen and have just ordered a suit's worth of the RAF/grey PoW Piuma (along with the Etna 2). So please come join me in my financial misery [​IMG]
    Bottom line is that I don't think they're alike at all, or at least I don't hope so. The RAF Piuma has apparently been a devil to photograph, so I'm not stone shure though. Hopefully it's very close to the original Brisa version as it appears on tchoys photos - I really like how muted the PoW pattern appears...
     
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  18. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    I decided to get the RAF Piuma. Slewfoot has a RAF PoW brisa DB that looks great.
     
  19. badsha

    badsha Senior member

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    Pics of the RAF POW Brisa in DB?
     
  20. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    They are in the Anderson Sheppard expatriates thread.
     

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