Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Nice! Who are you going to have make them up?
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    i don't think i have ever seen a shiny lesser
     


  3. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    You're right. Particularly not the older range. Just wanted to draw the contrast between the mohair blends that are typically put out today, many, though not all of which, have a pronounced shine.


    I mainly use John McCabe who used to be a director for Kilgour (and a cutter at Dege & Skinner, Hogg, Sons & J.B. Johnston etc), and a couple of other well known SR firms, but we'll see. I haven't decided yet.

    This being Summer stuff, I might opt to take them out to, what seems to be an exceptional tailor in the Far East (no internet presence) that I've discovered from a native. Depends on my schedule. If not, I might just have them made up in England.
     
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  4. Lovelace

    Lovelace Senior member

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    How you thinking of styling them?
     


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    bertie Senior member

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    Slewfoot - the one I was thinking of is Harrisons Overcoating 83901 but it is 700g 100% wool (see picture below). I think the only heavier weight Harrisons has is 100% wool 850g in a grey/green colour

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  6. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Standard stuff. I'm not avant-garde. One or two buttons depending on which tailor I go to. Quarter lined (or buggy lined) -- We'll see. I should have enough for a waistcoat so maybe that too, so it can take me through chilly days. And besides, I honestly think it's quite worth it to get waistcoats -- especially since the cost of having it made up as part of a 3-pc is approximately 3 times less than making an odd waistcoat (On the Row).
     


  7. Lovelace

    Lovelace Senior member

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    Bear in mind your suits are for summer, so yo may never get the chance to wear you them.

    You have nothing to lose by having them made up however.
     
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  8. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    the lapels on the first is great. second not.
     


  9. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    Any of you have any idea of what is this (images clickable for gigantic version)?

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    I don't have any info about it. I bought it in a local shop, the owner said that it was a linen and silk blend, but I've my doubts. Despite of my doubts, it's the best summer cloth that I've ever wore, it doesn't wrinkle nor rumple, it's really lightweight and breathes as no other cloth that I've ever wore. The down side is: I feel that it will wear quickly.

    Thank you,
    Victor.
     


  10. add911_11

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    You seems to really enjoy quarter lined, does it really run cooler in the summer? Since people have the resource to get these kind of stuff will be under air-condioner most of the time?
     


  11. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Expect the educated minority, everyone seems to be wearing summer weight through bitter winter, nowadays I don't think it matters that much.
     


  12. add911_11

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    If it is from that place, I am going to bring a lot of money just to buy all the lumbs or lumbs mix.
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    linen-silk looks plausible to me
     


  14. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Has anyone had any experience with Brisbane Moss' Shakespeare line? I'm thinking of having some chinos made, and this seems like a nice cotton drill fabric. However, from the swatches, it feels like there's a bit of a sheen to it. Am I imagining things?
     


  15. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    its nice, I don't recall any sheen, I have the book here somewhere, I'll see if I can take pics. Not to turn this into a sales post, but I have a bolt of Zegna cotton khaki drill that is very nice and cheaper than Brisbane. Actually, I have A LOT of zegna cotton.


    Here is the Crispaire that was mentioned earlier, my pics stink. Its actually very nice, feels great when worn and I think represents a great value.

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    The blue here in the botttom (a shade or two lighter than navy) is very nice:

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    Some stripes if you want to get your pimp on:

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    The blue on the right would make an awesome summer sportcoat:

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