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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Interesting, I guess it is all how light reflects off of it and how much depends on how big the swatch is.
     
  2. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    If I ever get the swatch bank idea going again, another good idea would be to show swatches compared to full garments.
     
  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Well if you photograph a swatch on top of a garment, it will look exactly the same (potential manufacturing variance aside). What is different is how your eye perceives color/contrast/brightness when focusing on a smaller expanse of color vs a larger one, along with how the light reflects on a larger piece of cloth.

    My own experience is that - especially for dark colors - the made-up suit looks (feels?) lighter in color and more vibrant in color than the small swatch. Probably also one reason why tailors prefer to drape a large piece of cloth on your chest/shoulder rather than rely on a swatch in the book
     
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    Thoughts on a fabric like this (the blue w/ red windowpane) for a summer SC? Am a bit worried that 1) it wouldn't be business appropriate, and 2) the red windowpane might make it too loud to wear often without seeming like I'm always wearing "that" jacket.

    It's a linen/wool blend.

    [​IMG]
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think it would look better just a teensy shade darker.
     
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    @aravenel, I'd say go for it if you already have a few other summer odd jackets and you think it adds something to the rotation. It definitely is a going to make a memorable jacket, but if you have a few staples it should not be an issue. Whether it is business appropriate depends on your environment. It is not even close to CBD, but if you are working somewhere that allows business casual (either daily or at least on Fridays) I think it would be fine.

    Editing to add that I agree with PatrickBooth's above comment.
     
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    Yeah, I'm inclined to agree with both of these. Which I suppose answers my own question.



    It looked less so in person. Definitely well textured, which is good.

    Thanks for the input guys.
     
  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I really love the shade/texture of this linen suit. Is this one of you guys?
     
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    That linen suit looks surprisingly wrinkle free and smooth. Blend?
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, it is probably brand new and a try on at pickup.
     
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    Ah! Thanks! It does look nicer there--very summery. Yet another example of the difficulty of using swatches...

    Well now I'm just conflicted :(
     
  14. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    You can always stop by to see the made-up jacket in person before you make a decision on your commission
     
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    Thank you--I may have to take you up on that.
     
  16. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Does holland and sherry only sell to those in the trade?
     
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    Yep but let me know if you need anything specifically.
     
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    I signed up for an account, I hope that's what you mean.


    Thanks. It seems they don't have anything like that right now but the custom ordering sounds interesting.

    Would anybody else also be interested in buying some meters of a fabric similar to this? I would also go with different colors, let's say olive green and grey.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I am really keen to know when you intend to wear this.

    No hate
     
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    That kind of thing is equally appropriate in all situations, n'est pas? [​IMG]
     
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