Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Ed, is there any specific reason(s) why you dislike yours?
     


  2. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I like the one Parker has a lot and have been tempted by it. For my complexion though, I need something darker.


    Is that the mustard-y one from P&H or Harrisons? I think we conversed years ago on how we really liked it. I guess now we both feel differently! Sorry it didn't work out for you.
     
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  3. sprout2

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    Recommend for me some cloths from Marling & Evans' saxony lineup.
    I like 11535, 11688, and 11530 (though there seems to be a strong dislike of small houndstooth on this forum).
     
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  4. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Sorry to hear it. Can't say I find it at all appealing myself. Maybe with denim?

    Or if you cut it up, I'd buy a tie in that fabric.
     


  5. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    11535 is pretty ugly, for a similar pattern in better colors look at 13088. 11530 is bleh but I could see why someone would want a jacket from it. For houndstooth, 11934 is similar to that LL fabric if that is your thing, Instead of 11688, I would get 11694 for an odd jacket although they are both a bit tough to pull off.
     


  6. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Thanks.
    11535: On second look, I take your point. I haven't seen this one in person but I can see why the colors are rather dated. I don't have 13088 in front of me, and I can't find a picture online right now. What is it?
    11530: I kind of agree with you but when I inspected it in person I saw there is an orangey overcheck. The effect is greeny brown. I don't like dark brown houndstooth, but I might get this one.

    As for the others, I was feverish. I think I am swearing off windowpanes from now on.
    That said, 11613 looks the most warm and subdued of the bunch and smaller in scale.

    Regarding the LL shetland h-tooth, I am selling my length.
    What are you wearing these days, ed? I think you are a fan of the Italian microplaids?
     


  7. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    this is 13088, bottom right, the blue is not as pronounced:

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    have you seen 11688? I think that would work nicely:

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    In terms of what I'm wearing, pretty much the same as always, staying away from gun clubs and microplaids going forward.
     


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  9. Eustace Tilley

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    I have the blue - looks stunning IRL:

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  11. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    the minute I laid eyes on you I knew you were no good.
     


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    Have any of you tried the 3 ply mohair/wool from Harrison's Evolution?
     


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    This is Fresco II 0516 made up into a Blazer. My iPhone is making the fabric look lighter than it really is. It is a Dark Navy.

    I wouldn't get a Blazer-Suit out of the 8/9oz "High-Twist" stuff. It doesn't have as much texture as the 2-Ply Stuff, and won't look great as a Blazer.

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    Say, thanks! But wait, hadn't you steered me off of 11688 in your last post? Did we just get the numbers mixed up?
    I like 11688 the best of the bunch. And I am mostly a solids/textures person the rest of the time.

    A ringing endorsement. So it's kind of a blued-gray or grayed-blue? Looks nice and quiet for what it is.

    Thank you, seems I was on the right track with this. Is there a difference between 0516 in Fresco I versus Fresco II? I don't understand if there is a distinction. As for the high-twist, it didn't seem to satisfy as much as the middle weights. What would it be good for? Maybe summer pants?
     


  15. Manton

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    jacket looks nice quar but you might have a couple of moth holes there ...
     


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