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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The Harrison is better, IMO. The Smith version was the best but they ran out a while back. Possible they have remade it, I haven't checked in while.
     
  2. Slewfoot

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    Thanks! Will ask Steed to send some samples. I think a DB chalk stripe is overdue in my life.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't know the weight exactly, but aren't there some navy chalk stripes in the Lumbs Golden Bale?
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I want that same suit, though I really don't need it, and last I looked the Harrison was the best. The really good minnis design in the 400g does not have navy. Other navys in minnis either have stripes too close together or too faint.

    But, as ever, new stuff is made all the time so they might have something better now. But when I looked through minnis with steed last year to order my solid gray, they didn't.
     
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    What is the optimal width for the chalkstripe One-inch?
     
  6. Slewfoot

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    Minnis has an AFB chalk strip that I'm considering. I definitely don't want a blue that's too dark. The LL Fox book has a great book, but it's just too heavy.
     
  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have that minnis afb in a 3-piece SB. Nice suit. Would prefer navy for DB, or DB in navy, or both. if that makes sense.

    I would say around 3/4" is right, slightly wider better than narrower.
     
  8. coolpapa

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    Is the Fox LL flannel too heavy? I have a suit made up in it and love it, but it is heavy, 17 oz I think.
     
  9. poorsod

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    I find flannel wears hotter than plain worsted. Eg my 13 oz Lesser flannel wears warmer than the 16 oz Lesser. How does the 17 oz LL flannel wear indoors?
     
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    I tend to run on the warmer side indoors so getting something a bit less weighty would be more beneficial for me.
     
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    I have a 17oz flannel suit as well (vintage Zegna), it does run a little warm but it is cooler than my FF horsehide biker and heavy wax cotton jacket. I think it is absolute alright to wear one in European late autumn to winter a.k.a start of winter time in UK.
     
  12. Concordia

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    A&S has some excellent house fabrics, and I understand they do a tolerable copy of Steed's style.
     
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    Someone asked about is so this is the H.Lesser special edition which will be milled. It will be based on the 8/9oz Lesser Tropical and the scale of the overcheck and POW will be bigger to make it similar to the picture of the suit worn by Mark below.

    This was inspired by Mark Cho's suit (pictured below) and hence will be called 'The Mark'. Mark is also getting a length hence those who are interested, just drop me a PM on the price. Prices are reasonable' no crazy prices though it took 3 attempts to get the colour and design right. Apologies for the quality of the pictures though; my camera skills are not that stellar [​IMG]

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    With the heating-system cranked up so high in most places indoors, it'd probably be unbearable to me. Maybe alfresco dinning in the winter :happy: or if you sit near the door where it gets draughty everytime somebody enters the room.
     
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    I got mine late this past winter, so only wore it three times, but I didn't find it unbearably hot, and I am generally hot natured, breaking out in to a sweat with alarming frequency. Maybe I have a thyroid problem.
     
  16. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Linen shirts and socks might help a little.
     
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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Very attractive. Not sure I need something like this, but it is a very successful result.
     
  18. ~ B ~

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    Have 5m of Navy chalkstripe Rangoon to let go. Please PM for details.
     
  19. LEVOOSH

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    Commissioning a new navy blazer. 2 patch, notch lapel, barchetta breast, brown horn buttons

    Preference is for something 3 seasons (Fall,Winter,Spring). I'm trying somebody new who has access to mostly VBC fabrics and some ariston.

    Any recomendations for a classic hopsack weave that fits the bill?
     
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    Doing the exact same thing. In need of a new beater. Interested to hear insight.
     

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