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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    It should be many many years later. I have too many unfunded liabilities :facepalm:
     
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  2. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    For your own reference. there are some pictures I find regarding to the new relaunch.

    http://www.azabutailor.com/blogs/atct/page/3/

    I will ask my friend oversea as to the price and sample books. Maybe he can supply me a swatch for Littlebear's enjoyment.
     
  3. Fishball

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    For my understanding of what the Japanese tailor said on the web, those Sportex vintage was the relaunch of sportex many years ago, they are also run out of stock, just some of the old stock available.
     
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    Hi Fishball, Add911_11 and Aton,

    Nice to meet Hong Kong friends here[​IMG]


    Stephen
     
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    Hi Stephen, it's great that you will talk about harrisons and lessers here. I have recently bought several pieces of them and am planning how best to make use of them rather than keeping them as unfunded liabilities ...
     
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  7. Merino Bros

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    Your tailor must be very busy then [​IMG]
     
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    Stephen,
    I have bought a piece of harrions frontier 67609, the reason being (as I am a newbie of bespoke suits) frontier is the cheapest wool fabric in harrison collections, great colour blue of 67609, and being 10oz a 4 season cloth ...
    My questions are how come frontier's price is much lower than other harrions collections, and being cheaper is its quality just average ?
     
  9. littlebearfatty

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    I think I better use my personal account[​IMG]

    Maybe you can say Frontier is the basic suiting collection of Harrisons. Non super, no cashmere blend. It has a bit rough surface so you won't expect "luxury" feeling. It emphasizes more on performance and breathability. Moreover, it has >90 patterns so it is a good choice for building up your wardrobe.

    The same with other Harrisons collections, Frontier is made in the UK. I have just received my own navy windowpane Frontier suit, which I like it much.

    Actually there are many 100% wool suiting collections just slightly more expensive. For example, Fine Classics, which is a 12oz worsted suiting fabrics with many traditional patterns. Let me show you later. [​IMG]
     
  10. Slewfoot

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    Frontier is great stuff. I have a suit made from it and I know Steed thinks highly of it.
     
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    Don't care what you say bout Sator he's a motherflippin Rhymenocerus. Peace G-unit wherever you at!
     
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    Have to agree. I know there are some negative comments about it, but the suit I have in Frontier is rock solid, nearly as good as Lesser's 9.5/10 oz. I'm getting ready to order another.
     
  13. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's a good staple if you're looking for a 3-season workhorse kind of suit-- or better.
     
  14. aton

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    Now I feel more comfortable to convert my frontier to a "funded liability".

    Stephen, please snap your window pane suit; Let's see if your tailor has done a good pattern match.
     
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    Does anyone know what the widths of Fresco fabrics are? Can't seem to find the answer anywhere.
     
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    I have just measured a piece of Fresco II 0576 - 1.6m wide including the labels.
     
  17. mimo

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    Interesting comments on Frontier. Harrison's are the only respectable product I can buy locally, but the turnover is so slow and the selection so limited, I suspect they just pick up ends of lines rather than whole books. I can certainly never get any sensible answers on what is what.

    So, any tips on where to buy Frontier? Sounds like just what I need.
     
  18. CrimsonSox

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    [​IMG] Sometimes there is a place for heavier weight cloth: "The late King George VI had his woollen merchant John G. Hardy Ltd weave him a gray checked material of double the normal thickness that was made into a suit by the King's tailors, Benson & Clegg Ltd, so he could appear in public during the winter without wearing an overcoat" (Wall Street Journal, Oct. 4, 1955).

    Makes sense in Boston (or NY or Montreal), when you're inevitably walking outside in the winter. If JFK had followed that advice, he wouldn't have gotten ill after his inaugural!
     
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    Maybe he should have worn a hat after all.
     
  20. Merino Bros

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    Hi mimo,

    where do you live? The method of buying Harrisons products depends whether your area is covered by Harrisons agent.

    Maybe you can take a look at our webpage. We have uploaded photos of many Harrisons collections[​IMG]
     
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