Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. unbelragazzo

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    The one above is the one that I'm considering - 197217.
     
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    Its not the colours that I object to, its the crispness of the fabric. Mohair looks sharp, too sharp IMO for an odd coat.

    If I wanted an odd coat for summer with a bit of shimmer, I'd investigate the solid coloured wool/silk mixtures that Minnis (Ascot II) and Harrisons (Sunbeam) offer. You could wear those with Linen trou.
     
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    There was also no one wearing such a thing at Pitti, nor was it proposed on a mannequin from what I saw. There were quite a few velvet jackets on the racks, although mostly styled much different from mine, and I started that project like a year ago, so well before I went to Pitti.

    Anyway, this thread isn't supposed to be a referendum on me, so I will withdraw unless anyone actually wants to discuss fabrics.
     
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    Well, clearly these days your opinion overrides my unworthy words. It was nice to know you, my friend.
     
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    ?!!?!?! What?! Lol.

    If you think people who are advocating the use of LP and Zegna cloth that are 6.5 oz to 7 oz. are worth emulating. Please, by all means, make them up. Nobody insists otherwise.
     
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    Tell me about your Velvet number?
     
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    I just read unbel's blog and it annoyed me
     
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    # would be better than where this is going

    People run into enough trouble drawing inspiration from AA.

    Remixing this
    [​IMG]

    can't possibly end well.
     
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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can you imagine if someone came up to you at a party and asked about your get up and you said it was inspired by George Bryan "Beau" Brummell ... the dandy who died penniless and insane from syphilis

    I mean WTF
     
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    I don't know about Unbel's project of having this made up as part of his black-tie casual project, nor do I endorse it, being a traditionalist.

    But for what's it's worth -- I do think that if this cloth (the one above) has the appropriate buttons, and styling, it can be worn as an odd coat/blazer. One'd, generally, not have a mohair fabric made up as an odd coat. But, this, is really quite unlike most mohair numbers, I didn't find it super shiny -- unsurprising, given it's 70% wool -- or suity in real life
     
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    For fuck's sake, it would be a blue jacket with trousers of that color, whatever it's called. I'm not going to be wearing a goddamn cravat and boots. I posted the picture just as an illustration that the color combination is a classic one. I would be absolutely shocked if anybody ever saw somebody wearing a navy jacket and khaki colored trousers and thought, "that guy must be trying to pull a Brummell."

    I am sorry that my blog annoyed you. I am leaving this thread, now that it has morphed from being a useful and informative discussion of cloths to a war on me and my imagined either representation of or slavish devotion to #menswear. Feel free to flame away. Maybe after the embers have died down this thread can become something valuable again.
     
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    Most of the clothes considered classic dress today are inspired by the Beau.

    The picture above is a caricature by the way,
     
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    Mine is a similar shade but in the 90% mohair version. I made it with patch pockets hoping for it to be a blazer suit. But I find the coat from my navy Lesser blazer suit works better as an odd jacket.
     

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