Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Lovelace

    Lovelace Senior member

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    IIRC you can get different silks for facings. Matte or Satin. I don't think there's a problem in that regard.

    Again, Harrisons have a Mohair Barathea in their Evolution book. That's perfect DJ material.

    Traditional Black Tie is by definition a restrictive dress code and formal. There is room for manoeuvre but not much as I said in another post.
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Matte (maybe you mean grosgrain? it's a little more matte than satin but I wouldn't call it "matte") would be better with a more matte body fabric IMHO. Otherwise you reduce the contrast between the two fabrics too much, or even stranger, have the facings less shiny than the body.

    I disagree with your characterization of black tie, but then you spell like a British person so you're probably fancier than me.
     


  3. Lovelace

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    Well I am British but I wouldn't say I was fancy. :)

    Again it been a long time since I looked at facings for a DJ, but I'm sure you can get matte and satin facings. Others with more recent experience can chip in. Weldons was the merchant IIRC.

    Traditional Black Tie is formal. Increase in formality, decrease in choices. Dem da rulez!!!

    Now creative black tie.
     


  4. TheTukker

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    Many thanks ET.


    Thought they were good friends anyways; what's the joke?
     


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    Looks like Bogie and Paul Henreid in that movie in Morocco...
     
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    Will they send swatches?
     


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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    32 oz fabric? I'm sweating just thinking about it. You'll be wearing about 10 pounds of clothing when you add in the suit that you'll be wearing with it.
     


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    Mood has carried some in limited colors-two shades of blue- in the past. I've haven't been there in a while but when they had it was like $40/yard.
     


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    Thanks, that price isn't too bad.

    I would like to get a summer suit made, so I was looking at the 8-9oz range. Now I am wondering if this is too light and if I should consider 9-10.
     


  10. Mildly Consumptive

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    Something about well-dressed men all looking the same.
     


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    Seeing as I only wear a suit once every 2 weeks or so I'm not too worried.

    And if on some days I am wearing 10 pounds of clothes then I won't feel guilty about not working out. Double win! :^)
     


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    Robert Noble has something similar in a slightly lighter shade,

    Many thanks ET.
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    That's gazman, not maomao. I won't make the obvious joke.

    Thought they were good friends anyways; what's the joke?

    i suspect it would be that old chestnut about people of the same background looking alike...
     
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    Harrisons I think has a brown herringbone in either 700 or 850g. I don't have the samples so you might have to contact them directly.
     


  14. bboysdontcryy

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    Picked these two vintage lengths up today for Summer suits. Maker is H Lesser and Sons. I'm pumped!

    These kid mohair stuff do not have the Disco type shine to them. There's a very slight sheen, but are not 'shiny'.

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    Textile King?
     


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