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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. terrorsquad

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    Minnis Fresco?GBP35/meter if Im not mistaken
     
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    Terrorsquad,

    Who is offering those prices? I have only ever seen it at 51GBP and up.
     
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    I've heard about the series but have never read it and don't know anything about the plot. Looks like it could be good fun.
     
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    That's roughly what I thought as well. Anyhow it's dwarfed by the tailoring cost.
     
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    Anyone got experience with cotton suiting and how the trousers wear? I might just get it in white cotton and not expect too much use or durability. Guess I don't mind saving it for occasions.
     
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    ^ not a fan of cotton for suits, get linen, tropical worsted or a fresco if you're looking for something lightweight
     
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    For hot weather, nothing beats linen.
     
  8. tchoy

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    Off white linen suit will be more versatile you can pair the jacket separately.
     
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  10. TM79

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    Slowly exploring bespoke and trying to get my arms around it all ...

    Is there some sort of list of fabric sellers such as Fox Flannels, W Bill, London Lounge, etc.

    I sort of bookmark and jot down things as I see them but I've struggled to find a more consolidated way of tackling it. Not to mention a lot of pics from the beginning of this thread seem inaccessible now and a lot of things were being posted without the name of the mill or much info being mentioned.

    Anyways, sorry if this has been covered and I overlooked it. I did search and found some okay results for shirting but not for jackets and/or suits.
     
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  11. Pliny

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    ^^ FYI just a few pages back someone (JRD? ) posted a list of mills, and online sellers
     
  12. TM79

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    Hmm... I saw a giant list on page 675 but it was only for tweeds. I'll continue to poke around and see what I can find.
     
  13. Pliny

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    Huddersfield Fine Worsteds
    Huddersfield Cloth
    Harrisons of Burley ebay
    British Fabrics Ebay
    Harrisons of Edinburgh will have a US distributor listed on their site u can prob use
    John Molloy
    Pepper Lee
    Kevin and Howlin

    there's lots, but AFAIK SF don't have a single list anywheres
     
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    The possibility of a 7/8 oz. Fresco? So I hear. In the future.
     
  15. Gianni Cerutti

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    Thank you for your kind comment. It is this store in Milan with vintage fabrics for me is extraordinary. And if you go to my name is there with the best prices. But this was the final fabric. Now is extinguished forever.
     
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    avete testicoli di acciaio, il mio amico
     
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    Yeah I am looking for a suit to wear the white trousers as separates for a blazer, do you reckon linen will be better? I was thinking that a sleeker less creased look would work better for a blazer, but maybe not?

    I'm actually planning to get a light gray suit, but I think I'd get it in wool instead.
     
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    That seems to have a much more brown ground to it, no?
    I also like that in the first picture, an overcheck is absent but the glen check itself is made of alternating colors.
    Maybe this is one of those types of cloths that is not in the SF favorite bunches but something only Italian tycoons know where to find [​IMG]
     

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