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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Quote:Their NY-based distributor has the chambray in stock, so it's being shipped locally.
     
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  2. FlyingMonkey

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    I just bought enough end-of-the roll Regent's Park Check from Dashing Tweeds to make me a jacket something very like this:

    [​IMG]

    Yum.
     
  3. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I won't pretend it's to everyone's taste but it's beautiful fabric and I can get away with it.. :)
     
  5. lasbar

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    Really??:)
     
  6. deelee

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    Great stuff. Have actually been eyeing that fabric on DT as well, glad someone over here has got it. Hopefully will get to see some pics of it made up in due time! :slayer: Just noticed your avatar is a swatch of another DT fabric. Lovely that too!
     
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  7. apropos

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    Looks like something you would find in Marks & Sparks in the 70s.
     
  8. FlyingMonkey

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    Now you're just being silly...
     
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    Do they often tailor well? I saw a ultra heavy Dashing Tweed on the display of Davies & Son.

    The one FM purchased is their lightweight 10oz wool and cashmere tweed isn't it?
     
  10. Simon A

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    Go the Full Monty. Trousers too!
     
  11. FlyingMonkey

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    End-of-roll means there isn't enough cloth for that. I might be able to manage shorts, but from there it's a very short trip to the Creepy Sartorial Images thread! [​IMG] In any case, it's probably a bit much to have more than one piece in this fabric, even for me...


    This one is lighter weight. I have a three-piece in one of their heavyweight fabrics and it's fantastic. I will of course report back with pictures. I intend to get this made up by a tailor in Tokyo this summer.
     
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  12. yasu10s

    yasu10s Well-Known Member

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    Could i ask u which tailor u use in tokyo?
     
  13. add911_11

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    So you do recommend their heavier weight stuff? Pricy but worth it?

    Tokyo has lots of good tailors, excellent taste, I presume you also speak fluent Japanese?
     
  14. FlyingMonkey

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    I speak passable Japanese, but I'll probably have to take my wife along for detailed discussions with tailors!

    On DT - yes, I do, the quality of the cloth is amazing and there really isn't anything like their range in terms of the designs and colours. But they tend to be bold, and for some people that's just anathema from the start.
     
  15. bboysdontcryy

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    Your wife might not even be aware of the technical jargon that tailors use. I don't know for certain, but what forum members characterize as drape might well mean something else to these tailors. Showing pictures would probably be easier, I think. I've been to Naples to bespeak stuff and, boy, given the language barrier, was it a challenge.
     
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  16. add911_11

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    I am yet to find a female who are willing to step into a tailor shop with me.
    Nonetheless, enjoy your trip to Japan soon.

    At the moment, what they have are far too light for me. I shall wait for next season.
     
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  17. Cantabrigian

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    I actually like bold tweeds that are, or at least look, more traditional but I can't help but recoil at everything I've seen from Dashing. Can't figure out what makes the difference for me - maybe the prominence of pink and purple as opposed to more earth-toney bright colors.
     
  18. FlyingMonkey

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    Fair enough. I happen to like a bit of pink and purple. But some of their more recent stuff is a lot more earthy - the Shetland and Explorer cloths in particular.

    More to your liking will be the vintage Reid & Taylor tweed I just picked up form this forum... looks really nice. Now that will be a suit...

    [​IMG]
    (thanks, bboysdontcryy!)
     
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  19. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Despite being 90% sure about my cotton-cashmere trousering being Draper's, I was 100% wrong. Which was liable to happen 10% of the time. It's actually Scabal. I just had the fitting this morning, and it's fantastic. Makes up really beautifully, with a nice, soft, hand, and an easy drape - doesn't have the awkward zig-zagginess of the way 100% cotton falls. Highly recommend.
     
  20. forex

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    Did you get anything completed by Steed yet? Pics? Feedback?
     

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