Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    I have a colleague with a suit in this fabric. To him, it's workhorse in a good way: doesn't wrinkle too much, wears hard, looks good.
     
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    A good way.

    They're the kind of cloths you have your work suits made out of. Hardy stuff, nothing fancy.

    The Town Classics book has some nice full-milled chalkstripes. Very English.
     
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    I can well imagine a suit made out of some of the cloth in that book looking quite donnish.
     
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    It's a Skoda cloth. Nothing fancy, but everything you need is right there.
     
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    You mean a re-badged Audi?
     
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    On the encouragement of thread I have decided to commission some things in Fresco.
    I am looking at 0516 for a jacket and was considering making that into a blazer-suit since it seems versatile enough. Your thoughts?
    The 8/9 oz Fresco seems too light for what it is and I would just as soon get something from Lesser's 8/9 range if I were going for that weight. 0516 and the 9/10 oz range seem more sturdy. I liked 0530 and think it would make a nice pair of odd trousers.

    Interested to hear your thoughts about the weight and blazersuit-ability of these choices.

    Has anyone tried the mohair blends at the back of the book? They seem a little fancily finished for my tastes but the weave is nice.
     
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  8. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    Does anyone have experience with the Fox lighter weight worsted flannel? I'm thinking of getting an odd jacket made from the navy one.
     
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    Personally, I dislike my lightweight Fox flannel, wrinkles pretty bad. Plus they don't run warmer than the heavier ones.
    Durable is alright.
     
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    RogerC Senior member

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    Which one would you have? It'd be for shoulder season, no need to be winter warm.
     
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    I have a couple - the light grey and the grey/blue/red PoW. Wore them both quite a bit last Fall - durability is good for the weight imo, but certainly poor when compared to the more traditional 14oz-15oz.flannels.

    If you really want a flannel in that weight, then Fox would be fine (and certainly better than the comparable flannels from Draper's, H&W, LP). Just don't expect it to perform like a 15oz. Minnis flannel.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I once tried to order one from Solito and he really, really hated it. Did not want to make it. Steered me to Draper's instead. I'm happy with what I got so I guess I'll never know.

    I have worsted flannel from Harrison and Lesser, both of which are great.
     
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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I like my worsted flannel from Harrison.
     
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    What do you mean 'perform' like a 15 oz Minnis flannel? Do you mean in terms of durability and warmth, or how it looks like when made up?
     
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    Well, I'm concentrating on replacing the basics at the moment: the last remains of the first pieces of "proper clothing" I bought after graduation and which were all I could afford. I'd like to have to mid-weight blue odd jackets. The first one, a Hardy worsted alsport blue herringbone, will be finished by the end of the month, but I was looking at a light flannel one for the second one, in order to have some variety. Any other ideas?

    By the way, with lighter weight, I'm referring to the 10/11oz. It seems that there is 8oz as well, but that seems a bit over the top to me. I'd rather have a tropical in that weight, I think.
     
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