Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    Not really light brown but olive colour houndstooth with blue overcheck, it's a shetland tweed suitable for Spring but I will have no hesitation wearing this in winter down-under.The subscription is currently open on the London Lounge Cloth Club. You will have to join us a member to subscribe.





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  2. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Does not compute. This is a bad idea - blogger group think.
     
  3. mafoofan

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    Agreed. You're likely to wind-up looking like a Loro Piana or Brunello Cucinelli mannequin (no, that is not a good thing). It's actually a very un-versatile cloth, forcing you to dress very monochrome.

    Unless it's your twentieth odd jacket, strongly re-consider.
     
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    I have a jacket in Worsted Alsport that is almost identical to this. I almost never wear it. I'd want my tweeds (and faux tweeds) to be much bolder.
     
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    Foo, what are the fabrics books you'd recommend that one look through for these 'bolder' tweeds you speak of?
     
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    I personally do like the Porter and Harding. However, I find most 100% pure new wool tweed, even not from big names, are wearable and performs well. Just ensure to get stuff above 400g
     
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    SherryTweed is far to fragile as a lightweight tweed, No?
     
  8. edmorel

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    310g can be heavy? Although they have nice and bold designs.
    Although I totally understand someone like under 300g fabric for winter.
     
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    I really like W. Bill's books. The shetlands in particular are gorgeous.
     
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    Here's a W. Bill shetland tweed I have sitting around:

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  12. edmorel

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    You are correct, I guess "heavy" is relative. I can't wear those 17-20 oz tweeds that some people like, I don't even know that I could wear an overcoat in that weight. The SherryTweed starts at 310 and goes up to 390. Above 14-15oz, I can't really wear it. I have some 17oz stuff flannel made up and I can't remember when was the last time I wore it.

    Anyway, I am not a fran of houndstooth type of fabric, its hard to wear. I have a jacket similar to the one in the pic and I have not worn it once. I would suggest going for something darker like this:

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    Or something with different colors like this:

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    You posted a length of LL tweed once, did you get it made up?
     
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    Thanks Ed -- I have the a couple of donegals from that book.

    Foo: Bloody hell. What's the weight of that?
     
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