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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    Looking great. On the supers scale where does this range fall 100s, 120s?
     
  2. jrd617

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    Also, Minnis 0505 and 0503 fresco suiting

     
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    Spoken like a true parent...

    Going to go with the Caccioppoli fabric, it has a bit more golden/brown in it than the W. Bill khaki. I think it will make for a slightly more interesting suit.
     
  5. jrd617

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    My LL x Lovat herringbone now has a companion

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    Regency is mostly twill weave with smoother hand feeling while Frontier is plain, more open weave. It is also heavier than Lessers Tropical, which is 8-9oz. In terms of pricing, Regency is similar to Frontier, making it an ideal choice for basic suiting.
     
  8. Mr. Pink

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    IME, the 12/13 oz finmeresco is slightly less open weave and wears just a bit warmer than 10 oz fresco.



    Harrison's has been incredibly helpful in mailing multiple swatches to me.



    I'll be really interested to see this book. I've been impressed by Frontier. It's a near perfect weight for eight or nine months of the year here in SoCal. But the panama weave means no sharkskins, birdseyes, or herringbones. Looks as though Regency plugs that gap. Also makes me curious if this is a rebranding of the Lesser's 9.5/10oz book which was fantastic.

    I have to say, though Harrison's doesn't get anything like the love accorded Lesser's and Smith's, I've been really impressed by the performance of the Harrison's fabrics I have.
     
  9. johanm

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    Frontier is closer to the Lesser 9.5/10oz - both are plain weaves.
     
  10. Mr. Pink

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    I remember the Lesser 9.5/10 having the weaves/patterns I mentioned. Am I wrong?
     
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  11. johanm

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    You might be right, but based on my fuzzy memory of looking through the book a few years ago, I recall mostly solid plain weaves with a few stripes and nailheads. Great fabric though, I have a couple suits that have held up beautifully with regular wear over 4-5 years.
     
  12. Mr. Pink

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    I only have two nailheads from the book, so I could be wrong. It is a great fabric. I wish they would bring it back.
     
  13. RogerC

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    Would anyone know in which book I could find a similar shade of doeskin cashmere?

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  14. jrd617

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    @Slewfoot

    Regarding the Marling & Evans twills, I just received some samples. They're 13 oz "undyed pure British wool." The colors seem to come from various naturally colored sheep, including Shetlands. Still not sure how they standardize the colors from that explanation.

    Nice quality. Meant for jacketing I believe.

    At about $30/meter that I was quoted, these are quite cheap.

    Think I'm going to pick up 5 meters of this stuff... not sure which colors to pick, they're all nice


    http://www.marlingandevansltd.co.uk/collections/naturals/naturals.html


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  15. TRINI

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    Top left may seem like the obvious choice but top right is very interesting.
     
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    @mrpink do you normally email Harrison's to ask for swatches, or call?
     
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    I like the height of that shirt collar but I'm wondering how comfortable is it? is it covering your adam's apple or sitting just below it?
     
  18. Mr. Pink

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    email or the website contact form
     
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