Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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  1. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    I have some photos of Oxxford swatches I really like. I will search for them.
     


  2. Mildly Consumptive

    Mildly Consumptive Senior member

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    Jacketings Everything is shot indoors with my crapmo, I mean, macro setting. Colours are a little off, but close enough for the internet. 1. 10ish oz half-width shetland. Mottled grey with a wheatish coloured overcheck. [​IMG] [​IMG] 2. 15ish oz tweed. brown and brown with a rust stripe. Spongy. [​IMG] [​IMG] 3. 15ish oz tweed. Sort of a Russell plaid. 2 shades of green and 2 shades of brown for the base with a blue and red overcheck. Spongy. [​IMG] [​IMG] Tomorrow: Trouserings? .
     


  3. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Can anyone play?

    Tweeds:
    12oz.Lambswool- lilac overcheck on rust
    [​IMG]

    22oz.Green/brown herringbone suiting-after this winter, it's on the short list.

    [​IMG]

    13 oz. Brown glenplaid. Now that I've finally figured out what to do with it, it'll be gone soon too.

    [​IMG]

    Flannels:

    8 oz diamond weave:

    [​IMG]

    11 oz. fancy stripe- this has gotta be a DB (I'll need button boots for this one as well)

    [​IMG]

    'Nuf for now.
     


  4. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Manton,

    Beautiful cloth. Thanks for sharing.

    What's the wearable season range on that Kevlar?



    I have a suit out of 3x3 90/10 kid mohair/wool (also out of production) and it's good for early Summer or early fall. Too warm for July/August and gets fuzzy in high humidity.
     


  5. Mildly Consumptive

    Mildly Consumptive Senior member

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    Yachtie,

    I feel like your 12 oz lambswool and my "10ish oz shetland" might be related. Like, second cousins or something.

    Can anyone play?

    Tweeds:
    12oz.Lambswool- lilac overcheck on rust
    [​IMG]
     


  6. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    I've never heard of diamond weave. It looks nice.
     


  7. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Yachtie,

    I feel like your 12 oz lambswool and my "10ish oz shetland" might be related. Like, second cousins or something.


    Similar look. Got a selvedge? I like the blue and tan [​IMG]
     


  8. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    3. 15ish oz tweed. Sort of a Russell plaid. 2 shades of green and 2 shades of brown for the base with a blue and red overcheck. Spongy.



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    The Russell looks interesting. Who makes it?
     


  9. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Here are a couple cloths: Drapers, tropical worsted, probably 8 oz at most, super 150s. The grey is slightly variegated and has a brownish tint. Great body for what it is. [​IMG] Scottish cashmere for Kiton, ~11 oz. Seems like a slightly ligher, softer version of Harrisons Cachet. I'm a sucker for the pink selvedge. [​IMG] No selvedge, but it's Loro Piana cashmere/vicuna, ~10 oz, midnight blue. Crumpled to display the unabashed sinfulness of it. May go all out and line it with Hermes scarves. [​IMG] I may have some excess of the LL brown tweed, in case anyone is interested.
     


  10. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    22oz.Green/brown herringbone suiting-after this winter, it's on the short list.

    [​IMG]

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    Nice. Will you be using this for a topcoat, or is it actually going towards a suit/sportcoat?
     


  11. Flieger

    Flieger Senior member

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    Oh dear lord....... that cashmere for Kiton is killing it, the vicuna is sinful to the highest degree. O my...
    NICE. (understatement of the year)


    Here are a couple cloths:

    Drapers, tropical worsted, probably 8 oz at most, super 150s. The grey is slightly variegated and has a brownish tint. Great body for what it is.
    [​IMG]

    Scottish cashmere for Kiton, ~11 oz. Seems like a slightly ligher, softer version of Harrisons Cachet. I'm a sucker for the pink selvedge.
    [​IMG]

    No selvedge, but it's Loro Piana cashmere/vicuna, ~10 oz, midnight blue. Crumpled to display the unabashed sinfulness of it. May go all out and line it with Hermes scarves.
    [​IMG]

    I may have some excess of the LL brown tweed, in case anyone is interested.
     


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    Alias Senior member

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    In keeping true to my nature as a hopeless cloth addict I am offering to buy anything you guys want to get rid of.
     


  13. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Nice. Will you be using this for a topcoat, or is it actually going towards a suit/sportcoat?

    Present thought is a suit (3pc.)
     


  14. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Shameless (but on topic) plug for some of my cloth that I'm selling for really cheap. More details available in this thread:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=54119

    Wool Jacketing:
    1) Light brown ground with a blue, mid-brown, and dark brown overplaid and highlights of red, green, and gold:
    [​IMG]

    2) Dark blue English fresco for a summer blazer:
    [​IMG]

    3) Small beige herringbone with a faint light blue triple overcheck:
    [​IMG]

    Linen Jacketing:
    1) A silk/linen/wool (40/35/25%) blend with an olive pattern on a beige ground with a beige/gold overcheck:
    [​IMG]

    2) Tan ground with light brown, brown, light green, and light blue overchecks:
    [​IMG]

    3) Medium blue with subtle flecks of green:
    [​IMG]
     


  15. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Tweeds:
    12oz.Lambswool- lilac overcheck on rust


    I love this. Absolutely love it. I'm thinking it would make the perfect casual country suit. Is it from a book that's still available?
     


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