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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    Thanks for the heads up. I wonder this is the same stuff. I have two suits from the heavier weight Fox flannel and it's great. I also have some heavier flannel from Minnis as odd trousers.

    The trouble is our winter here in Sydney doesn't get that cold, I hardly have a chance to wear the heavier flannels.
    I do like the mottle effect of the light weight flannel. I was told by Fox to achieved the look they used a woollen warp and worsted weft. To my untrained eye the cloth is not too flimsy at all. I am going make a pair of trousers from it and make report back on the wear at a later date.
     
  2. yasu10s

    yasu10s Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff tchoy. Really looking forward to ur report. Can i ask u what pattern the darker one is?
     
  3. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    Thanks! The darker one is a birds-eye.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    OK, I am thinking of a new summer suit. I have much experience with Minnis Fresco, was thinking of the lightest weight. But I have heard good things about some new H&S called "Cool Breeze" which is supposed to be about one ounce lighter.

    Any experience/comparisons?
     
  5. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I've taken a real liking to Mohair. A bit shiny in darker colors, but looks beautiful as a RAF or steel blue. I've found it to wear just as cool as my Fresco.
     
  6. edmorel

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    I have the Cool Breeze book and can lend it to you if you like. I prefer the H&S Crispaire to it but Cool Breeze has a lot of patterns where as Crispaire is mostly solids. The H&S English Mohairs book is some of the best looking fabric I've seen.
     
  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have some mohair, but it wears too hot. Nice looking
     
  8. poorsod

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    What do you guys think about Loro Piana Wave? It is really light. Anyone made it up or handled it?
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I only need a solid blue, FWIW, not too dark but dark enough to be "business"

    I have a kind of dull, sheeny capri blue mohair that I don't wear so often any more. It's a big gigolo-ish. It does draw a lot of comments ...
     
  10. Shirtmaven

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    I have two suits made from basic Loro piana plain weaves summer weight.
    they are really nice. of course I paid less then $10 per yard. (benefit of being in the trade)
    Most LP fabrics are overpriced.
     
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  12. badsha

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    Which mill/brand of mohair? Was it a wool/mohair blend?
     
  13. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Quote:Harrison's Cape Kid. Yup - def a blend - 100% mohair would be awful.
     
  14. tim_horton

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    The Fresco II book has a handful of wool/mohair blends at the back of the book. I'm eyeing the black/gray birdseye-ish one (0578) for a summer suit for next year.

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    Perfect timing for this discussion. I have an appointment with Poole to makeup a Navy summer suit next week. Already have two suits from the Fresco II book, so I was leaning toward a lightweight fabric from Lesser but this has me rethinking.
     
  16. taxgenius

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    I chose this one for a sports coat because the wool/mohair mix was on backorder

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  17. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    midnight blue odd jacket = :facepalm: get some pents for it while you still have the chance.
     
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    I would recommend 0516 for odd jacket, I have one being made up right now, pretty nice shade of navy
     
  19. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    those Fresco fabrics have the personality of an English gravedigger.
     
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  20. tim_horton

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    I have a DB suit in the Fresco I version of that fabric... It was the start of my love of DB suits.


    What are your go-to fabrics for summer suiting, Ed? Unless you like English gravediggers...

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