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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. bertie

    bertie Senior member

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    Back on topic - my POW (or really Glencheck) 16oz Lesser is great and a real 4 season suit in my view.
     
  2. Loathing

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    You'd do well to consult a good dictionary before correcting other people. In the most recent edition of the OED, one of the definitions for an "anachronism" is "something conspicuously old-fashioned". Of course, if you knew Ancient Greek you would also know that the word's etymological components "ana-" and "khronos" mean "backwards" and "time", respectively. So the word literally means "backwards in time", not "out of chronology" as you seem to have guessed.
     
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  3. add911_11

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    I think lesser 16oz is very special becuase it feels pretty much the same as my Smith 4ply fresco, in terms of warmth, thickness and weight.

    Any Pic?
     
  4. archibaldleach

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    16oz cloth in the summer?
     
  5. mactire

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    All depends on your summer doesn't it?
     
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    Your mom goes to college.
     
  8. bertie

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    Sorry - no pics
     
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    Indeed - my summers are mild and short. While I might not wear the vest in July/August, I could easily wear the suit as a two piece every day.
     
  10. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can anyone suggest a nice tweed in a black and white palette for a sport coat? I am thinking of something like a Russell Plaid in B&W. But maybe a barleycorn could look good. Maybe even a salt and pepper donegal. Examples of made up coats would also be welcome though ultimately I need to choose an available cloth.
     
  11. Slickman

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  12. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    OK. I think I know now that I don't want a salt & pepper Donegal. Thanks. Something like Forex's Breanish (which I dropped the ball on - will get to it this week) but in a heavier weight would be ideal.
     
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  13. Slickman

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    Do you have a b&w herringbone? If not, definitely opt for that, perhaps grey and white, molloy also makes that
     
  14. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't and a B&W herringbone is under consideration. The Molloy one looks nice, but I think I would like a slightly larger scale - not quite overcoat scale, but closer than the one shown on the Molloy site.
     
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  15. Slickman

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    I would ask molloy for a sample, if you don't have one that should really be your choice, its very basic ivy style
     
  16. poorsod

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    What about Harrison's Moonbeam? There is a big black an white Glen Plaid.
     
  17. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I already have this Harris Tweed, in a blue palette (with some other flecks thrown in) done up by Paul Winston at Chipp2, so my Ivy herringbone tweed is probably covered
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    I will look. What is Moonbeam like? Hairy stuff, citified, homespun, etc. Any idea of the weight? I have heard of it, but don't think I have ever looked at the book.
     
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