Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Stugotes

    Stugotes Senior member

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    No, but the watch is on his right wrist [​IMG]
     


  2. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No. Noticed he wears his watch on his right hand like a lot of lefties do. Very rare to see someone sewing with their left hand. Nothing negative intended.

    Do you use the small inside pocket on the left for a pen? Looks like it would be uncomfortable when sitting due to how low the pocket is positioned. You would bend but the pen wouldn't.
     


  3. C&A

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    I never use the small pocket, so never experienced its positioning being too low. Will report back on the black fabric once I heard back from him.
     


  4. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Put the rest of my day on "hold" waiting to hear back from you about this mysterious black fabric.
     


  5. C&A

    C&A Senior member

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    Really appreciate that !
     


  6. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hurry!

    This is like waiting for Christmas to get here!
     


  7. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Maybe the jacket will be like an Advent calendar.

    A surprise behind every fold, pocket or stitch.
     


  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    If the surprises are chocolate, it could get rather messy.
     


  9. Cantabrigian

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    A'ight. I'm never actually going to get this made up. I'm selling two shirt lengths of the Simonnot-Godard voile which I think some people for some reason sometimes called chambray.

    At any rate, this stuff.
    [​IMG]

    Will used to say that it was all cotton but I wouldn't trust him.

    $50 / meter (or using the somewhat idiosyncratic ASW convention, $25 / half meter) vs $57 which I paid originally.

    PM atcha boy.
     


  10. Digger CT

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    I'm looking for a fabric suggestion for a navy blazer. Specifically for fall through spring. I have a 9/10 oz fresco blazer(suit) incoming from NSM, so I have summer covered.

    After much research on the forums, I was focused on Smiths Steadfast hopsack. Unfortunately, Patrick didn't bring the Steadfast book on his most recent visit. Does the book have several blue/navy hopsacks? Would love to see pics and swatch numbers if anybody has them.

    I'm also open to hearing other fabric ideas for a navy blazer. Thanks in advance.
     


  11. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Either smiths steadfast hopsack or hlesser 16oz navy hopsack, the lesser one is really nice
     


  12. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    Would you consider a flannel blazer?
     


  13. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Flannels certainly open up a new range of options.

    In worsteds, the Oyster/Thistle book from Harrisons has some very nice 13oz choices. Some years ago I got a serge in a lighter navy (there was also a more midnight shade). The website doesn't seem to have those any more, but instead lists hopsacks in roughly the same colors. Worth a look, especially since Chan gives a better price on a lot of Harrisons cloths.

    Smith Steadfast is a good collection. I can't specifically remember the navy blue hopsack, but I'm travelling now with a charcoal hopsack suit from that book and it takes routine kinds of abuse very well.

    If you can find any leftover lengths, the London Lounge Mistral is even better. 17oz, with a bit more of a luxury touch to go with the durability.
     
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  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I'm fairly sure that the hopsack in Lesser 16 ran out and was not remade.
     


  15. Slickman

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    I was in talks with them recently for another cloth in that book, but they assured me the navy hopsack was available, but that was the only hopsack available, they/I could be mistaken, best bet would be to have your tailor check for you, or just check yourself.
     


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