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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Senior member

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  2. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Anyone have both the 516 and 520 frescos? I'm wondering if they're different enough to justify getting both. I currently have the 520 being made into a SC, and need to pick a fabric (for a different tailoring house) for another SC I've already paid for.
     
  3. forex

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    I have both and yes, they are different.
     
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    I have them both with the 520 as a patch pocket blazer suit and the 516 as a flap pocket suit.
     
  5. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Thanks. I'll just go ahead and order the 516 then as another summer sport coat.

    I originally wanted the 518 for a dark brown summer jacket, but my tailor says he thinks it's too dark. The swatch is still coming to me, but in the meantime, maybe we can try to organize another re-run of the Slewfoot fresco? There was some interest last time, but not enough.

    If we did a re-run, I'd like to get something slightly less red, but am also open to ideas.
     
  6. forex

    forex Senior member

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    DW,
    I like 516 more than 520, I'm sure you will like it although I don't think it's a summer fabric.
    How many meters do we need to make the brown happen and how short are we?
     
  7. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    I believe your tailor is right about 518, too dark, I would be in for 4m of slewfresco, but I don't know if there is enough interest as everyone already cashed in on the first run
     
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    I'd be in for another tobacco run, since the only thing I got out of the last batch was a tie.
     
  9. mattcritchlow

    mattcritchlow Well-Known Member

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    I'd be up for a rerun as well. I think the question would be who steps in for Slewfoot to organize, as I imagine it's a ton of work
     
  10. forex

    forex Senior member

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    I think DW will do that, I'd be in for a length as well, sold mine and want it back.
     
  11. Verniza

    Verniza Senior member

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    Still keen in the slewfoot fresco. I missed that run.
     
  12. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I'd be happy to organize it, but won't be able to for at least another month. Just really busy right now. From memory, I think we were something like 15 or 20m short, but I have to check my notes again. It's been a while.

    Perhaps I can hit up this board again in a month, when I can really put in the work to organize something. We'll make one hard effort for a push, and hopefully reach enough orders.
     
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  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Derek-
    I vaguely remember you were on a quest for fawn flannel at some point. Did you ever turn anything up?
     
  14. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Yea, Steed had something, but I don't remember what book or fabric number it was. It was flannel though, as I originally sought.

    It's a bit darker than what I was hoping for, but still nice. Howard Yount had a great fawn flannel last year. I heard they'll restock (they may have already). I was hoping for something like that, but didn't see anything.

    It's a really great color for flannel pants, IMO. Up there with mid-grey even.
     
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  15. P-K-L

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    I have a suit made from 0518. It is really dark - I would not get a summer jacket made from that cloth.

    Would be in for 3m of the tobacco fresco.
     
  16. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    D, I have a blazersuit in the 0518 and I wear the jacket separately all the time. Did on Tues. One of my favorite jackets. I also have 0520. Don't have 0516, but I have a similar dark navy Smiths finmeresco, and I get a lot of use from all three.

    I'd get the dark brown if I were you. Would go well w/ your complexion imo. And it looks great w/ light gray or off-white pants and shirts in solid white or blue and blue or red checks/stripes. It even pairs well w/ gray or worn blue jeans.

    Then I'd get a dark navy blazer suit. It'd be ideal to have blazersuits in all three, but if you won't wear suits often, as I don't, and only wanted a suit in one of the three, dark navy would be best imho.
     
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    Sorry about the Multi Quotes and not knowing how to create a Spoiler - Just inserted into a Spoiler - I love the data on Frescos & Summer Suit fabrics and my mind gets boggled by it. Let's see if I can get it organized.

    PS - Where could I make a Wiki (that people/ the experts can help update and make accurate) ? On the Forum or Off-site somewhere?
    PS - Where could I make a Wiki (that people/ the experts can help update and make accurate) ? On the Forum or Off-site somewhere?
     
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  18. Verniza

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    Alright. Looking forward to it.

    It seems like the previous attempt was short of just a little bit. Just a few more subscribers or a minimum subscription of 5m should solve that pretty easily.

    Til then I'ma get back to lurkin. :foo:
     
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    I am interested in the fabric as well.
     
  20. bourbonbasted

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    D, you know I'm still good for a SC length of the Slew Special.
     

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