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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    Both to Balfour and Velomane: take a look at the Dugdale English Classics book.
     
  2. velomane

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    I am working with Frank at Ecrole to pick my wedding suit for a daytime wedding in Napa. I am looking for a mid grey, lightweight, with some kind of texture or visual interest.

    I went in wanting to do a mid-grey fresco (examples in the Minnis book), but Frank and Scott showed me some sharkskin from the Harrison and Dormeuil books as an interesting alternative.

    What would you guys do?

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  4. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Depends on how hot you run, and how much stress you'll be putting on the suit. Pick and pick (sharkskin) is more elegant than fresco, to be sure. And it can be very hardy if you avoid the too-fine supers.
     
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  5. bertie

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    Fresco is a bit "rustic" compared to other choices (and I like fresco)
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd do sharkskin. Nobody will actually care, but I agree with Bertie that fresco is a bit rustic for the intended occasion. At least the fresco that I know of.
     
  7. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    +1
     
  8. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    Sharkskin, but I don't think it really matters. Then again, I wore velvet to my wedding...
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think I am going to start getting suits made totally out of ermazine for the summer.
     
  10. Balfour

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    I agree with the comments in favour of sharkskin. Mid-grey sharkskin can be very attractive and is highly versatile (in my estimation, at least).

    Separately, thank you for the various suggestions in response to my query.
     
  11. Slewfoot

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    Think you may need to embrace linen.
     
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  12. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Speaking of linen, anyone have a source for Solbiati linens?
     
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    Anyone out there know a proxy for Bateman & Ogden?
     
  14. Asian Afro

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    An online store called TESSin offer Solbiati linen, but I've never dealt with them.
     
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  15. chinesealpha

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    Could anyone make a recommendation for a deep red winter-weight cloth for trousers? Heavyweight worsted flannel would be my first pick, but I'm open to the idea of a loden, wool/cotton moleskin (if in fact such a beast exists), or anything else that would work well with a roaring fire and a glass of calvados. Thanks.
     
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    You might take a look at Dugdale White Rose range
     
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    Anyone have any ideas where I can source fintes (drago) 180s? Should I take the oregon trail and swing by Tip Top?
     
  18. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know the Italian flannel maker Ambrosi uses has one. I got a pair.
     
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    Anyone have any ideas where I can source fintes (drago) 180s? Should I take the oregon trail and swing by Tip Top?[/quote
    Funny you mention that. I was there yesterday and they have Drago 180's and cashmere with a flannel finish.
     
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    Manton, dopey, or anyone.... with all your experience, what would be the one cloth you would recommend as the most tailor-friendly for an ultra-clean look? By that I mean, the least likely to show tailoring flaws (ripples, wrinkles, etc), and a very stout structure that hangs like steel, gives robust and smooth curves, and with a hard finish. I used to think going heavy was the only way to achieve that, but my last couple 21 oz Huddersfield suits have not turned out well. I'm getting fairly desperate and may just fuse a sheet of canvassing or hymo to the back of my cloth before handing it to my tailor (kidding, but you get the point). I read some good things about 16 oz Lesser? Many thanks
     

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