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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Renton

    Renton Senior Member

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    interested for a trouser length or two
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Ah ok I remember the ones now. I looked at the Del Finos and they weren't the right color. I'll contact M&E and try to get a swatch, but I'd like to get a cloth that's lighter in color and heavier in weight.
     


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    Unbel I think that would make a fine suit but not for all complexions.

    Might be interested depending on how weird the final product turns out
     


  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Agreed that as a suit it would not work for everybody. As trousers though I think it's unassailable.
     


  5. Despos

    Despos Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Holland & Sherry Dandy Book 863025

    Scabal Panache Book 500970

    Loro Piana Flannels Book15340

    Umberto Durando Winter Flannels 154801/360

    All are flannels or have a mill finish, all are different weights
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks much, Despos. Anybody have pictures and/or details on these?
     


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    dieworkwear Distinguished Member

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    Unbel, I recently got something from Steed. It's a bit darker than what I preferred but still nice. If you find your cloth, or have it made up, let me know. I'm also interested in getting something close to what would approximate a light khaki color.
     


  8. Grammaton Cleric

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    I strongly suggest you try and look at the DFs in-person. The pics of the light-brown / oatmeal flannels posted was way off imo. They are spectacular irl.
     


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    Please, is there someone who knows the weight of the Breanish PoW?
     


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    Anyone have any experience with Marling and Evans Slawit Structured? Looks interesting!
     


  11. Eustace Tilley

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    What is the status of Marling and Evans and their old collections? You used to be able to browse their lines through Reid & Taylor, but since the latter has gone into Chapter 11 or whatever they call it over there, the M&E site has become its own thing with a new design. Do they still have their old saxony tweeds and plaids in their books?
     


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    Dugdale Bros' New Fine Worsted vs Minnis Fresco vs Smith's Finmeresco, which one of these would you choose to make your summer/tropical suit?
     


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    Marling & Evans have parted brass rags with Reid & Taylor but if you ring them up they will check what stock they have at present. At the moment they are re-weaving a lot of stuff as far as I understand it and are launching a new stock collection in February.

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    http://www.marlingandevansltd.co.uk/ also t/a http://www.englishweavers.co.uk/
     


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    A work around I often use is to organise a courier pick-up from the UK address. To get the best price on economy delivery to the US, you might have to ask the mill to lap the cloth for you [i.e. folded in half on thin cardboard aka a lap-board], its certainly worth a shot. Courier booking companies offer quoting services on ebay as well, see if Breanish have a warehouse on the mainland as that will reduce costs too.

    M&E are c. 350g but they will weave to order as well.
     


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