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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I emailed them and asked for swatches.
     
  2. borbor

    borbor Senior member

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    My new acquisition.

    Anniversary tweed 90009, conquest 55230. Sending the conquest to the tailor next Thurs; the tweed will have to wait a while :D


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  3. Griffyndor

    Griffyndor Senior member

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    ^ i have that same anniversary tweed in the queue. Great stuff.
     
  4. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Has it all been sold? I've not seen it in tailors' books.
     
  5. terrorsquad

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    Which one did you get Trini?Im torn of getting the Cacciopolli cotton or the Smith Woolen ones.

    Any thoughts on this?
     
  6. terrorsquad

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    If you want pictures I can take some over the weekend. I have the whole book
     
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  7. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I got the cotton Cacciopoli. I have swatches of the smiths and the cacciopoli wool as well and I like the cotton the most because it's lighter than the wool and the red undertones are less prominent.

    Also, the cotton comes in a shade of tan that works with my complexion. The standard Solaro shade that the wool comes that just reads too red on me.

    I really like some of the other colours the C. cotton comes in as well. There's some nice blues and a brown.
     
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  8. terrorsquad

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    I see. i just received the Smith book together with. Finmeresco.I guess I'll skip Smith's solaro and get the cotton one too.But getting 2 lengths of Finmeresco :)
     
  9. Slickman

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    ^ finmeresco is a great choice, much nicer hand than minnis, more colors as well
     
  10. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Where'd you source the anniversary tweed from?
     
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  11. Victor Elfo

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    I would really appreciate, thank you!
     
  12. Gianni Cerutti

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    Everything is perfect ... as usual. Also that tie you're fine. is perfect for those colors. Congratulations again.
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    From Asia, we have Gordon Yao and Patrick Chu of WW Chan. At least Patrick used to cut. Not sure if he still does.

    Don't forget the tailor(s) too. If the same cutter cuts, but a different tailor tailors, the garment will likely be different. Of course, the same team could produce different garments.
     
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  14. Cantabrigian

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    That photo isn't great. Not sure these are any better but might give you a little better sense.

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    Poasted these in the NSM thread but the cast in starker relief the collar issue. Blue is NSM, grey is Solito.

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  15. archetypal_yuppie

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    Yeah, that's pretty "meh" in the chestal region (as you say, given the cost/expectations). Don't mean to poop on your stuff, but I'd be annoyed. Did you lose weight from fittings to delivery?
     
  16. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @Cantabrigian Interesting that the skirt seems to kick out a little bit on the left side. Is that just how you're standing or a genuine property of the jacket? Might be something to do with accommodating the low right shoulder - whole jacket seems a bit tilted to your right.
     
  17. Victor Elfo

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    The chest looks fine to me, perhaps a bit too much drape. More rolling to the lapels and a cupped skirt would improve it to my eye.
     
  18. Cantabrigian

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    Naw. Been holding it down for like a decade now.


    I disagree with all of those suggestions.
     
  19. Cantabrigian

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    Probably how I'm standing since I hadn't noticed the kicking before.

    Interesting point re-right shoulder. Could very well be.


    At any rate, you can see why I'm somewhat skeptical about the Mariano eye.
     
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  20. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    FWIW I have problems with this in my jackets often as well. I've still not fully understood it.
     

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