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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    Sweater's tend to be knit, not woven, amirite?
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

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  3. archetypal_yuppie

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    Does anyone do this? Seems like it would make for a directionally unstable cloth, if you get what I mean by that. Alternating materials for the warps and wefts might achieve a similar effect, though I don't know if this is more difficult.

    I have three wool/linen blends, they all appear to be "intimate."
     
  4. archetypal_yuppie

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    So then it follows that sweaters don't have open weaves, but open knits... Or some crazy third possibility with all kinds of crazy ins outs and what-have-yous.
     
  5. patrickBOOTH

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    Yeah, well the point I was making is there are larger "holes" in the fabric.
     
  6. archetypal_yuppie

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    WORDS MATTER!!!! :fu:

    jk (but not really jk i guess)

    But understood.
     
  7. bourbonbasted

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    It's likely impossible to know where the cloth comes from. I was hoping that there was a book out there that touted "wool/flax" that I could have a look at. But if it comes down to taster's choice on how you label what's in the fabric, then it's likely just a usual wool/linen blend.

    So I guess I'll ask if anyone knows of wool/linen blend puppytooth in an excru and grey. Something like this:

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  8. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They have a nice website. I'd never seen their stuff before.
     
  9. borbor

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    No way in a month of Sunday will a pay for an OTR PRL suit made with Minnis Fresco. Not if you know the wholesale price of those things.
     
  10. gdl203

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    I'd be very surprised if that was actually Minnis Fresco fabric, given the cost of that cloth and the typical pricing structure of PRL (I.e they still make good money at 70% off)
     
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  11. jrd617

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    @TRINI

    Nice, I'm about to place an order with them for the chocolate shetland. Need to figure out how to do a proper wire transfer via my bank's site. They don't take credit cards unfortunately
     
  12. TRINI

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    Drat. I'm gonna get the chocolate Shetland as well (many thanks to you).

    I'm thinking a 3 patch SB suit - you?
     
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  13. jrd617

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    Received this swatch today from Reid and Taylor/Kynoch today. Looking at the barley for an SC fabric

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  14. jrd617

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    Just 2.5 meters for a SC for me
     
  15. tchoy

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    I like those colours a plain barleycorn would be great as a SC.
     
  16. dopey

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    This is very nice. I would love that.
     
  17. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    We'd need to get a quorum of about 20-25 people (60 meters) to order it from Reid

    Also might scale it slightly down to achieve the look from Goldfinger pictured below



    I will tentatively call the cloth from this run the "Goldfinger tweed"

    Waiting for a price quote. Expecting something in line with Harrisons.

    (Not profiting off this in any way)


    So far:
    1. jrd617 in for 2.5 meters
    2. @jerrybrowne in for 2.5 meters
    3. @bertie in for 2.5 meters
    4. @virchow in for 2.5 meters
    5. @tchoy in for 2.5 meters
    6. @fassbinder in for 2.5 meters
    7. @C&A in for 2.5 meters
    8. @chobochobo in for 3.89 meters
    9. @Despos - possibly in for several meters


    who else?

     
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  18. bertie

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    I'd be in for 2.5m
     
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    2.5 meters for me.
     

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