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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I more meant fabrics that are exclusive to LL, or by Michael's design. I don't think the brown barleycorn is, nor is the wheat herringbone. At least not from the Molloy runs.
     
  2. poorsod

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    Technically the cloth woven for Frank is different because it was made with the apex pointing up rather pointing down. Were you the one that told me that or was it Frank?
     
  3. mactire

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    Alden did not invent this or any barleycorn, like almost everything else he has done it was taken from the mills books.
     
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  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I'm just trying to not step on anyone's toes. That includes copying things that have been offered by Michael in the past, and I think are somewhat exclusive to him. If it's stock, then that's a separate issue.

    If someone else has less compunction about doing LL cloths, they're welcome to organize their own runs. As a person who recently organized a brown Fresco run, I can tell you it's a pain in the ass, which is why I respect Michael's work.

    Frankly, I don't want this thread to devolve into an argument about what would be OK to design. I'm happy to take people's ideas, and will organize what I'd personally feel comfortable organizing. As I said, if you want to organize something else, that's perfectly great too.
     
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  5. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Mac +1
     
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    Not sure. I know with mine he was certain it was to be made with the apex pointing up. With yours, you said it could be done either way, correct? I think Frank thought that it should have been apex up as well. But I'm not certain.
     
  7. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    ^ your hard work is much appreciated.

    As I'm falling somewhat in love with fresco (I have 520, 517 and mid grey that I don't know the number of), what other potential projects are there? Any plaids or windowpanes please?
     
  8. dieworkwear

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    I just spoke with Shaun at Molloy today. We're still working out the logistics, but it sounds like a Donegal might be possible. Whether that's the barleycorn or something else, I'm open to ideas.

    I'm supposed to receive a few swatches from him for something else I'm working on, so maybe we can mull on this a bit. From my experience with the brown Fresco, it takes a while to get the colors right anyway, so I imagine if something happens, it won't be until later this year.
     
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    I think a dark barleycorn or donegal in 300-400 grams will be great.
     
  10. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    I vote for POW/ plaids or windowpanes in fresco :)
     
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    Green or blue base barleycorn or barleycorn donegal would be my vote.
     
  12. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    i don't think POW/Windowpane in fresco were possible (or we'd have to order in a huge amount). something about them switching their machines.

    I could be wrong
     
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    mystique 34151 fine classic 47365
     
  14. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    thanks!
     
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    brown barley corn please
     
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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I've always liked this fabric that Alden is wearing here...not an LL fabric, but something he found in the back at one of the mills...a dark brown version of this for a pea-coat meets polo coat style overcoat I might be into.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    damn, seems like everyone is after tweeds, breanish, and heavier fabrics.
     
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    I was a skeptic for a while, but heavier fabrics really are better if you live in a climate that can handle them.
     
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    LL is getting a subscription for gray PoW Piuma which is similar to fresco, a little heavier but less coarse.
     
  20. venividivicibj

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    Yeah, but I live in LA, so I'd be able to wear tweeds maybe 5 days a year. I do understand the appeal for all you North Easterners though.
     

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