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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Morning gents.

    Anyone have first hand experience with the Minnis heavyweight Alsport tweed?

    I'm looking for a dark brown-green tweed and this one seems to look good:

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  2. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have two Allsport suits that were form the first round of the Solito/Ambrosi partnership. They are great but are heavy as can be and only for the chilliest of days. Very cool cloth though!
     
  3. TRINI

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    Thanks AP. There's been no shortage of chilly days this winter so I'm sure it won't be wasted.
     
  4. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Are you thinking to make a suit or a sport coat? I'd pick something else for a sport coat.
     
  5. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I was originally thinking sport coat.

    Why would you go otherwise?
     
  6. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The cloths I went with can be used as a two piece or you can definitely wear the coat as a stand alone odd jacket and probably get away with the bottoms as odd trousers too.
     
  7. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Jacket we made, posted on a blog
     
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  8. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Second picture looks very nice Chris!
     
  9. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I really like that fabric, Chris. Any thoughts on it?
     
  10. terrorsquad

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    Any thoughts on the brown POW?Planning to get it
     
  11. tchoy

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    Looks nice but it looks more blue than brown on my screen. Drapers?
     
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  12. terrorsquad

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    Tchoy, its Caccioppoli. Looking forward to it [​IMG]
     
  13. Verniza

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    Any thoughts on cloth comparison between the Minnis Fresco, H.Lesser Superfine tropical, Finmeresco and Crispaire?

    In the market for a travel suit that will stand strong in the navigation through the treacherous weather of South East Asia. Am leaning towards the Minnis Fresco, it's at decent price point but making a 3 piece fresco seems to be an oxymoron considering the coarser cloth texture when compared to the other 3 options.

    Thoughts?
     
  14. terrorsquad

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    I live in South East Asia so my vote will go to Minnis, then Finmeresco for durability. But for an all around cloth, I prefer Lesser
     
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  15. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The light-weight 3-ply Finmeresco is very good-- drapes a bit better than most of the Fresco options even if it might not breathe quite so well.

    Both are better than the others in extreme heat/humidity.
     
  16. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I don't love it. It's a bit too sedate in both colour and texture. Just my $0.02
     
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  17. Stugotes

    Stugotes Senior member

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    Is dark blue nailhead wool a good (stylistic) choice for a Navy Blazer[​IMG]?

    It's kinda rough and S80s quality, so I guess it should be sufficiently non-suity.
     
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  18. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    I dunno - nailhead sounds pretty suity to me. Any pics?
     
  19. Stugotes

    Stugotes Senior member

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    Pretty much looks like this:

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    Is nailhead generally considered a suiting? Not a jacketing?
     
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  20. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    That's def a suiting.

    If you’re looking for something w/ surface interest, try a hopsack instead.
     
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