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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    I have a very different view here. I do find the fabric and the design to be an odd jacket material. It does looks quiet chunky and tweedy. Fit wise, except the slightly strange patch pocket and loose collar, I find it generally looks good. The high notch position looks alright and certainly not bad taste per se. If pair with a pair of dad jeans or olive/donkey/dark brown twill trousers, it will be a good look. I thought a dark glencheck is a well know jacketing fabric, no?
     
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  2. tcbrgs

    tcbrgs Senior member

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    I'll post a final picture of the jacket when finished within the week. To perhaps change conversation, here is my next jacketing, should get it in around 2 weeks, will upload pictures. It may offend some, as it's 100% cashmere, it isn't coarse, or heavy, so perhaps not to everyone's taste.

    I actually purchased it after seeing so many tobacco coloured garments on this forum, not usually my taste :
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  3. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Definitely looks like half of a business suit. You should be ashamed.
     
  4. forex

    forex Senior member

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    This looks fine, did you look at Harrison's Moonbeam bunch? I have a couple of those and like them, feel is cashmere like and even though it is a faux tweed, there are some interesting patterns.
     
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  5. tcbrgs

    tcbrgs Senior member

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    Yes I am a fan of both moonbeam and millionaire, great cloth
     
  6. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Congrats AP! :cheers:
     
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  7. aportnoy

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    Many thanks!!
     
  8. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's great. If you change your mind, send it to me.
     
  9. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

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    Such a fabric would make a fantastic suit. In addition to wearing it as a suit (tattersail shirts, pheasant ties; roll necks or turtle necks, etc) The top can be worn as a sports coat. The trousers work very well under quilted jackets. Being cashmere, they are luxuriously cosy on winter days. But not suitable for brush. -
     
  10. archibaldleach

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    ^^ I like the fabric. It's reasonably bold. In general I would not get anything cashmere made up as a suit (trouser durability becomes a major issue in a lot of cases) so doing it as an odd jacket makes sense to me.
     
  11. jrd617

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    Can somebody confirm is this is a cavalry twill? It's 100% wool, heavy weight. From a pair of Zegna trousers.

    I'd like to get a pair made up in a similar fabric. Can anyone suggest a good book to look at?

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  12. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That does not look like cavalry twill to me. I have a bunch of Zegna calvary twill fabric left over, made these pants with it (third one down). Its about 17-18oz, I can sell you a pants length or so if you like (or sell you the pants :) ):

    http://pantaclothing.tumblr.com/
     
  13. TRINI

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    Ed, is this the rust or burgundy madder?

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  14. Ralphie

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    what do we think of this, does it look orphaned?

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  15. Mr. Pink

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    Not sure if this is whipcord or cavalry twill. From the H&S Dakota book. I think this is 14 1/2 oz. Was thinking about getting a pair of pants made in this.
     
  16. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Trini, the burgandy
    Ralphie, yes but I think the whole outfit is rather comical
    Mr. Pink, take a look at the back of the H&S Force 10 book
     
  17. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    I've never seen that book. I'll have to ask for it. What are the weights like?
     
  18. jrd617

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    Is this the one? Sort of a caramel tan? Do you have any other cav twill colors?

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  19. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No.
     
  20. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pink, that is whipcord.
     
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