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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Well-Known Member

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    Is it safe to use zegna 15milmil15 for a suit or will it fall apart like Loro piana fabrics?
     
  2. TheTukker

    TheTukker Well-Known Member

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    Very nice tcbrgs - who's the maker?
     
  3. Concordia

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    Yes.
     
  4. add911_11

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    Cross Post from the tweed thread. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. lordsuperb

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    How would these fabric samples work out for the ultimate blue suit?

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  6. aravenel

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    Two of those dont even look blue--is it a lighting thing?
     
  7. Sean McKee

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  8. lordsuperb

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    It's blue if I say it is. Actually, I want to get away from the standard blue. The first two are definitely blue and the last one is more of a slate blue/gray.
     
  9. tim_horton

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    Looking to make up some bespoke donegal tweed trousers. Something brown, similar in color to this:

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  10. Concordia

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    Donegal might be a little too squishy for trouser wear. Consider Porter & Harding Thornprooffor most of the look with a bit more firmness.
     
  11. tim_horton

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    Thanks. If I took donegal out of the equation, are there any other tweed bunches you could recommend? I know tweed more from jacketing.
     
  12. sprout2

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    If you take wool out of the equation there is a universe of fantastic moleskins and brushed cottons in that shade. Brown tweed in that color seems better for historical reenactment. Obviously if you are a groundskeeper then these comments do not apply.
     
  13. jerrybrowne

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    I have two pair that wear like sweatpants. Very comfortable.
     
  14. tim_horton

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    Thanks. Thornproof 62028 looks promising.
     
  15. bespokenfor

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    Does anybody have any experience with guabello's 130 or 150 range. Appreciate any insight.
     
  16. mactire

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    For Donegal tweed trousers it'd have to be Molloy & Sons. It's tightly woven stuff that will last as trousers.
     
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  17. TRINI

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    I'm wearing P&H Thornproof trousers right now - would recommend.
     
  18. dopey

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    Thanks all for your suggestions in finding a black and white glencheck or other grayscale sportcoating. It was very helpful. True to form, I ignored my own intentions, the helpful advice I received, and my backup plan (the LL coops tweed). Instead, I chose a Hunters of Brora heavyweight brown and tan nailhead-like tweed that has lots of small colored flecks woven in. It wasn't my plan, but I liked it immediately, and it has the quiet look I wanted for a "city" sportcoat. I am getting it simple. 2b and flap pockets. I might reconsider and go 3 roll 2, but that's where it is, for now.
     
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  19. mktitsworth

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    Swatch pic?

    Continuing with my previous post, I found a length of the 26070 and grabbed it (thanks also to those who contacted me and were generous enough to consider parting with theirs). It's not the 26072, but I don't imagine I'll be disappointed if it's what I end up having made. The more I think on things though the more I think I want to go with the Navy. I was short on time when I got to look at books, but here are some pics I grabbed (which I've put under spoiler since there are many. Thoughts?

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    Finally, (I'm sure it may have been mentioned here already in some form but) Huddersfield has been posting clearances of fabrics (between 15 and 25 GBP/Meter) on their twitter recently. There's (what looks to be) a cool 10z 60 Mohair/40 wool Navy for 20/M in the batch that was announced today.
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

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    To me, if I was getting something in Navy I would stick to the English books. The classic stuff is what they do well. What's the point in getting Ariston, who excels in louder stuff?
     

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