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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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    Do they remind you of a sanitation worker wearing his Sunday best?
     
  2. bboysdontcryy

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    I travel to Asia a lot and in the 32 C (89.6 F) temperature, I can wear up to a max of 10.5 oz. Finnmeresco is probably one of the more open-weave fabrics and I can wear the 11/12 oz stuff without feeling like I walked out of a sauna. I prefer the heavier open-weave stuff as opposed to the lighter tropical fabrics that don't behave as well.

    Always found that it was the construction that mattered -- I could wear a 1/4 lined 11 oz Lesser, but not a 10 oz fully lined coat. And I almost invariably only wear lighter shirtings because to do otherwise when I'm in Asia is suicide.

    That said, I keep to air-conditioned areas 99% of the time when over in that continent.
     
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  3. Eustace Tilley

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    Would you happen to have a pic? I have been eyeing that fabric myself.
     
  4. edmorel

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    Actually more like their Tues./Wed. wear.
     
  5. Eustace Tilley

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    Wow. Harsh.
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    it's nice cloth, I don't understand the h8
     
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    I love the fresco. I will almost certainly spec it for my first MTM or bespoke suit.
     
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    Unfortunately I don't have a pic, but minnis will quickly send out a sample for you. I would also get a sample of 0579, it is the old shade of 0516 renumbered,
     
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    What about trying the new Piuma (lightweight Brisa) from LL?

    He just finalized the orders, but may be able to squeeze you in on the Navy.
     
  10. taxgenius

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    It's a 3 patch pocket SC.
     
  11. Manton

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    I just got a suit made up in Cool Breeze. It is in the lightest weight (I believe 7.5 oz) and is a shade lighter than navy. I love the color. The fabric is nice and wears cool.
     
  13. ThinkDerm

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    who is making it?
     
  14. Shirtmaven

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    American sember will be open this weekend while they continue to pack up for the move
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    212 889-6188
     
  15. Slewfoot

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    Anyone know if any shops in the garment district carry Ermazine linings in stock?
     
  16. Shirtmaven

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    Oshman brothers on 88 eldridge st. used tohave some great vintage jacket lining
    http://www.oshmanbrothers.com/
    i have not been there in years, so I donot know what their inventory is like these days.

    otherwise try Beckenstein for lining
     
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    FWIW, that HY is definitely not a midnight blue, I have one. It's a light-ish navy.
     
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    MTM by MG.
     

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