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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. obama

    obama Well-Known Member

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    Thanks vodking for the link. In the FB page, it is said combined luxury and comfort. But I am actually looking for casual and more surface texture. Even the minnis Fresco 520 looks not casual enough for the purpose. Hope someone can share some real life experience maybe?
     
  2. nerdoldnerdith

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    Does anyone know of a relatively low-cost tailor in New York City that does CMT work for suits? I am going to be living out there, and I want to have a suit made from some of the fabric that I've found on this thread. I am unlikely to find a similar pattern in any bespoke/MTM tailor's catalog.
     
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    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The first one would make a nice summer DB suit. The second one is not to my taste for any application
     
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    S K M Senior member

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    True, the moonbeam range has sommething quite similar. However, I think you should join my quest for a reissue of the LL-version :D

    Cheers,
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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Straight up, or do you have to have it turned into a shirt?
     
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    Cheers SKM
     
  9. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A very assertive one, to be sure. A SB suit could also do duty as a SJ.
     
  10. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have the Mistral in my cellar and the POW at a tailor. My only question for the latter is Belt or Braces? It's informal enough that belt would work well, especially if the jacket is to come off in warmer weather. But if it's to be travelled in, there's that additional nuisance of removing the belt in airports...
     
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    I am probably going to have NSM make up the POW. With NSM pants, I find wearing neither a belt nor braces is best. The waistband is so soft naturally and stretchy that wearing a belt gets in the way. Neapolitan pants don't look right with braces.
     
  12. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have trouble imagining their trs accomodating braces, although I think Will has commissioned something for that. Belted waists look super, however.

    I always worry about having neither available.
     
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    For me, this fabric represents two problems. The first is that it is neither fish nor fowl, not bold enough for a patterned sportcoat but not sedate enough for a suit (unless you live on an English country estate). The second is that it is a grey sportcoat. For a grey odd jacket to work, it has to have a lot of surface interest (donegal) or be a loud pattern, like a grey/black large scale PoW. In that pic, other than wearing it with jeans (which I hate, sportcoat/jeans/dress shoes), what are you going to wear it with? Grey pants are out. You can wear brown, but it has to be a light color, maybe a cream flannel. Shirt has to also be a light blue or white, a medium blue would be too much. Basically, any outfit in which you wear that jacket, you could have easily worn something a lot better :foo:
     
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    I wonder if I should make the Ambrosi styled super-long waist band that goes into the belt loop. Is it useful or just a fad?
     
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    light navy pants? yea, not that versatile I suppose
     
  16. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Fwiw, I'm not a fan. My preference is for single pleat with the button tab extended to the pleat. Side adjusters,
     
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    You can get more info, even though some might be hearsay, at AskAndy's forum. I'm SOL on one jacket with no means of recovering any funds.
     
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    There have been a couple of short threads on the forums about this. Very sad. Looks like most people are out of luck for getting their money back, which makes sense in a bankruptcy. Apparently Bookster contracts out a lot of their work though--in one of the threads, folks were calling the contractor and getting the half-finished product back.

    Sad all the way around, though.
     
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    It just is. Not faddish or anything else. It isn't a bad choice if there is no belt, as it is makes the closure look finished. But a shorter tab looks good, too.
     
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    i don't recommend it, and I say that as a fran of their pents.
     

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