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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Speaking of I'm considering getting a summer suit in white or off white new fine worsted. What's the general thoughts on white wool suits, is that too showy/whatever? I was going to get cotton or linen but I think i prefer slight less creased feel to it.
     
  2. unbelragazzo

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    Shantung?
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you're considering that, I'd look at shantung (raw silk). Very old school for a summer suit, and very distinctive. Might be somewhat tough to find these days though.
     
  5. Isolation

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    Ah, I see. I don't know of it I'll look it up. I know the place Shantung so I was confused for a moment.
     
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    where I can get one length?
     
  7. Pliny

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    FYI good article on Fresco just released on the NMWA site
    also FWIW-


    Fresco pro- presses beautifully, like linen almost so nice crisp look off the board

    Con- i find the pants slightly scratchy, so don't rec going tight with them
     
  8. Concordia

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    Like this?
     
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    It's going to be pretty tough, if my experience from 4 years ago is any indication. Scabal used to have a very limited selection, and that's what most English tailors will use. Teh RJmanbearpig has told me that Chipp/Paul Winston has his own very slubby tussah woven up, and sells lengths of it. Loro Piana might also have something, as might Byrne and Burge.
     
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    Any idea where to get some raw silk?
    I saw one suit made from it recently and cannot stop thinking of it ever since...
     
  11. Isolation

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    Yes, actually. Maybe I will just get it made in cotton.

    For reference, how would you describe the difference if any of cotton suit trousers compared to say a pair of chinos?
     
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    nice


    limited use IMO- costumey, and hard to keep clean. lite gray is versatile
     
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    How about Sunbeam as shown below? I think Sunbeam is more jacketing than suiting though. Photos take from Harrison's FB.

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    I don't think pants made of Sunbeam would really hold up
     
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    +1.I have sold a few sunbeams and its purely a jacketing fabric. Why dont you use WBill's linen? 60146 or 60147 would fit the bill
     
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    You won't fully understand what a dirty world we inhabit until you wear a white suit.
     
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    Nice to see that a whangee umbrella remains essential for a well-dressed secret agent. Colin Firth's sporting quite a nipped waist in some of the shots as well.
     
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    Thanks. What would we do without internet? How much is a suitlength worth of the stuff?
     

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