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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Roger

    Roger Distinguished Member

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    I sure wish Tip Top offered an online, or distance, service. I fully realize that it's always best to handle the fabric and see it in the flesh, but here in Vancouver, about all I can do is look through the books and order either in connection with a suit, jacket, or trousers project or at a helluva premium to get just the fabric.
     


  2. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    And, finally, some day the makers of all this kind of stiff are going to go out of business. No joke. When that happens, I will be glad I have this stuff.

    Damn, dude: you're depressing me.

    - B
     


  3. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Distinguished Member

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    This is a great thread. Thanks for posting the pictures and commentary.
     


  4. Parker

    Parker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    That 3x3 dull tan is amazing!!

    +1. I like the grey flannels, too. I hope there will be future assets to fulfill a few of these promised benefits!

    Side note: What is the difference between woolen and worsted flannels? I think the woolens are not combed, but how does that translate in feel or drape?
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Worsted flannel wears a little better, and holds a crease a little longer. It also won't "bag" like woolen flannel tends to do with repeated wearings.

    That said, woolen flannel typically has more character and is more interesting, in my opinion.
     


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    Cloth is so easy to hoard but so hard to use [​IMG] I have a bunch of it and I've been telling myself I'd use it all one day.
     


  7. grimslade

    grimslade Stylish Dinosaur

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    This is a habit I definitely do not need to acquire. I'm almost relieved that I wouldn't know what to do with these lengths of cloth even if I had them. I have a feeling that finding out would be hazardous to my health.
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Happily, it is a habit that I believe I have broken ... for now.
     


  9. Moss

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    Beautiful cloth. Thanks for sharing.

    What's the wearable season range on that Kevlar?
     


  10. Eustace Tilley

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    manton: how often do you get to wear the 12-14oz. cloth in New York? I would imagine that's very much a 4 month weight for NYC.
     


  11. dopey

    dopey Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    And, as I recall, you do own one of those.

    More than one, I think. And many others that are not illustrated. But do as I say, not as I do. Get help.
     


  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    What's the wearable season range on that Kevlar?

    For me it would be spring/fall.

    manton: how often do you get to wear the 12-14oz. cloth in New York? I would imagine that's very much a 4 month weight for NYC.
    Yeah, 3-4 months. Five in a cold winter.
     


  13. Mildly Consumptive

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    Oh my this is a swell thread. Finally, a good cover term for this problem. Can anyone post their unfunded liabilities in this thread? I feel like I have 4 to 8 years worth of liabilities sitting on my mantle.
     


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    Brown plaid w/blue: probably still available, but it's from a book that is running out and that I know will not be remade.

    Whodunnit? I like very much.
     


  15. Master Shake

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    I fortunately don't have that many unfunded liabilities (great term), but I am expecting several more from London Lounge commissions. I'll try to post photos sometime soon.
     


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