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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    +1. Rather loud for a suit but still looks like a suiting fabric.
     
  2. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    It's pretty laid back already - linen, large windowpane - don't think white buttons will really sway it one way or the other.
     
  3. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Yeah, that's the point. I want to have the option of this being a suit and sports coat, and still be loud.
     
  4. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    If you want a loud suit, go nuts. It really doesn't seem right as an odd jacket.
     
  5. ~ B ~

    ~ B ~ Senior member

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    Have some navy chalk Rangoon for sale, ready to ship in a few days.

    Also some Racing Green and some Burnt Orange solid WBill linens.

    PM for details.
     
  6. LOLHALO

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    Hi Guys,

    Here are some shirting fabrics that i have collected. :bounce2:

    1) Monti 140s poplin and Monti 200
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    2) Close up of Monti 200s
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    3) 200s
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    4)From bottom up, Alumo 120s Sea-island, Sic Tess 120s Expo Twill,G&R 170s Luna and Sic Tess 170s Imeraldo
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  7. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Anyone on the fence about the LL shetland remake should definitely pull the trigger, I recently received a length and it is fantastic. Very warm tobacco shade, not flashy at all, very classy looking fabric
     
  8. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Mine has been delivered today but I haven't seen it yet, may have to get it made up this year.
     
  9. velomane

    velomane Senior member

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    Just got home from the post office with mine. Wow, simply beautiful! This will make one truly fine jacket.
     
  10. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    I am glad you got this cloth finally, it has been an uphill battle to acquire it but it is worth it.
     
  11. E TF

    E TF Senior member

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    +1. Mine went straight to the tailor, so I still won't get get to see it for another three or four weeks.
     
  12. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Still not sure who to give it to, although im thinkin naples
     
  13. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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    Question on interlinings / fusibles:

    For a cotton shirt, what are the thoughts on cotton-poly blend vs. 100% cotton for the collar and cuff interlining? I believe both a cotton-poly blend and a 100% cotton will shrink and expand at the same rate as the cotton shirt fabric.

    Thanks!
     
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  14. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    agree with you
     
  15. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Just came across these photos on Vanda's blog. Would anyone know where I could get some fabric like this?

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    I think it looks pretty awesome for a casual shirt. Vanda describes it as " natural indigo yarn dyed, shuttle loom woven selvedge chambray." Hmm...

    Thanks in advance!

    Cheers,
    SKM
     
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  16. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Japanese. i don't know of anywhere that sells this in cut lengths. goes straight to the designer who ordered it. rarely ends up in the secondary market. too expensive for distributors to buy for resale.
     
  17. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    stick to 100% cotton lining and fusible.
    100% poly or blends are not very good quality.
    in fact the poly blend fusible is noticeable to the touch.
    i think some RTW shirts with very soft fusible are using poly fusible.
    i would have to take one apart to be sure.

    I have used pellon and lvery light weight Non-woven fusible for stabilization on certain fabrics like
    silk or polyester garments.
     
  18. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like that Vanda shirt a lot except for that selvedge placket. It's a little obnoxious.
     
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  19. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Thanks a lot or your reply, I feared something like what you describe was the case...
     
  20. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I recently bought some LL linen shirtings. So far, all my linen shirts have been made with a French front, but I'm somewhat thinking of getting a traditional placket with these so that the front holds a straighter line when buttoned. Anyone have thoughts?
     

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