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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    Initially I thought this extended waistband looked odd. But now that I am rarely wearing the belt, I realize it would be nice to get the waistband button out of view.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Could have lots of fun with a caption contest for that pic.
     
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  3. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    I know. Feel free to start. :laugh:
     
  4. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I don't like the Ambrosi style - it's meant to resemble Gurkha trousers, and tends to look a little weird on dress trousers.

    I think this is a better option:

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  5. jebarne

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    Thank you sir. I shall check out a recent H&S.
     
  6. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    ET is that yours? Do find it functional?
     
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  7. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Yup, it's mine. Very functional, and I have started to prefer it to side straps or Daks tops.
     
  8. jebarne

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    7 buttons to undo. Hmmmm. Avoid Consuming large quantities of adult beverage while wearing.
     
  9. martinsth

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    Been searching this thread for views on the above mentioned fabric - ie Minnis Fresco 0577, which is a mix with 30% mohair. Does anybody have any experience on whether this wears warmer or as cool compared to other fresco fabrics?
     
  10. Slickman

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    ^ I would stick with the regular all wool fresco, the 8-9oz is the most comfortable in heat
     
  11. martinsth

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    ^ Thanks. Too bad that none of the all frescos come in the same mid-blue color as the 0577. I suppose I will go for the 0520, even though I would have loved it to be of a somewhat lighter hue.
     
  12. Slickman

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    0520 is a great color, I don't have a suit made up in it, but will probably do so next summer
     
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    Baird McNutt, Spence Bryson, John England, Emblem Weavers

    I'm not a fan of very light shirtings due to possible issues with show-through of body hair or skin but would like to hear how you get on.
     
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    Don't forget to drop off your iGent membership card on the way out.
     
  15. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Look in the Finmeresco book. There are a few that come close.
     
  16. TheTukker

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    Very interesting; is it reinforced? Are you only using this on heavier cloth? How is it holding up?
     
  17. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    - Not sure what you mean by 'reinforced'?
    - Started w/ the heavier cloths, but have since had it on 10oz. suitings as well
    - Held up well - had my first pair w/ this design delivered over 3 years ago, and it's been used often w/ no issues
     
  18. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Two new fabrics that will soon be funded via Ercoles.

    Fox woolen flannel, 14oz:

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    Harrisons woolen flannel, 14oz, slightly lighter than navy but not as purpley as in the below photo.

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  19. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    How are you going to make them up?
     
  20. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    Is the Fox the one with the very faint green overcheck? If so, I have that funded already and it is awesome.
     

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