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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    don't mess with that collar. it looks great as is.
     
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  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    +1,000,000
     
  3. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A cloth similar to the one Alec Guinness has is in a Scabal book, maybe 12/13 ounce. I made it up as a sport coat for Kirby at the Hanger Project. The cloth used for Kirby is sold out and I think it is in from an older book that may not be available at present.

    My father was a tailor and the first jacket he made for me was that twill pattern in cream and cinnamon. It was fantastic. This picture brought back memories of wearing that jacket.

    Does anyone else think the lower picture looks like Jodie Foster when she madeTaxi Driver ?
     
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  4. mktitsworth

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    I was going to reference an old New Orleans spiritual (Perfectly apt for this early part of the Mardi Gras season), but the gender of the tailor is wrong.
     
  5. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    That's high and tight. Just the way it should be.
     
  6. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was going to reference an old New Orleans spiritual (Perfectly apt for this early part of the Mardi Gras season), but the gender of the tailor is wrong.[/quote]


    What?

    You want to stop by and see the light weight Solaro samples?
     
  7. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    And of course. Check PMs.
     
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  8. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    yes
     
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    Just saw the announcement that Harrisons has just acquired Smith Woolens and W.bill :slayer:
     
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    Thanks and will look into the Scabal. Glad it brought back memories. I see the Jodie Foster comparison.



    Trust me that it's high. I can barely see the top of the gorge in the mirror as it's almost shooting beyond my shoulder line.



    Let's hope so!
     
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    Romy Schneider never looked like Jodie Foster to me. She was a bit prettier imo. Great actress who passed away way too young. But I see what you mean.
    http://m.imdb.com/name/nm0002769/
     
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  12. marcodalondra

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    I am actually a bit worried of the rationalization of Smith Woollens catalogue, in particular their formal book
     
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    Hopefully we can access to their products more easily now.
     
  14. Liquidus

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    I'm trying to decide what type of fabric I want for my first semi-bespoke solid charcoal suit, to be used for business affairs in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm thinking of the following:

    -Solid Charcoal
    -Smooth worsted "hard finish"
    -10-12oz
    -slight amount of surface interest
    -Don't want twill, herringbone, or hopsack
    -Most likely from Smiths Woolens

    What I'm less sure about is the specific type of weave I want. I've seen samples, but not being experienced in this area, it's hard to translate a sample into how the full suit would look and feel. What I would like is for the weave to complement the characteristics that I'm trying to project: sophisticated, smooth, business (think Harvey Specter). Any tips? Thanks.
     
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  15. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pick & pick or birdseye.
     
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  16. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Or sharkskin.:slayer:
     
  17. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Which is pick & pick.:slayer:
     
  18. jrd617

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    pick n pick = shark, no?
     
  19. jrd617

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    beat me to it! :slayer: :slayer: :slayer: :slayer: :slayer: :slayer:

    (I didn't know this until a few weeks ago either)
     
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  20. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Great minds! The 13oz mid grey Lesser is one of my all time favorites.:slayer:
     

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