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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Distinguished Member

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    W/r/t the LL cloth issue, I will say that some of the cloths I've seen from them are stunning and really are unlike most of the other cloth available on the market. I'm not sure I'd want to pay a large added premium for the stuff and I struggle there a bit, but it's tempting.

    It's also worth noting that if you purchase LL cloth and get it made up by Steed via their bespoke service, you get roughly 20% off their bespoke prices. If you like the house style at Steed and are willing to pay for bespoke, this could be an interesting way to go about it. I'd think that would take some of the sting out of LL pricing.
     


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    Correct and that pretty much sealed the deal for me to indulge on both LL cloths and Steed bespoke. Who was I to pass up such a handsome deal? :^)
     


  3. Slickman

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    If u order through ercoles they get a hookup on lesser which makes the prices almost the same
     


  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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  5. Pliny

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    anyone have experience buying jacketing cashmere online? - i only know of Johnstons of Elgin and HFW

    looking for interesting patterns and color combos in 10 - 14 oz
     


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  7. Pliny

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    ^^^ thanks man- nice
     


  8. RogerC

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    Harrison's also has two interesting bunches, Millionaire and Saltire. Millionaire is quite pricey, I have no idea how dear Saltire is.

    Also, for cloth buffs, I've just been playing around a bit with Scotweb's tartan designer. It's a bit basic, but good fun. Now, if Johnston's would only make this in cashmere...

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  9. forex

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    Gents, any good sources for linen jacketings? Looking to get navy blue, brown and tan colors.
     


  10. Slickman

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    WBill for irish linen, cacciopolli for italian linen
     


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    London Lounge linen. Pricey but very nice.
     


  12. TRINI

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    Mao x 2 mentioned he uses Solbiati.
     


  13. Grammaton Cleric

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    I have used both Solbiati and W. Bill, and been happy w/ both.
     


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  15. Slickman

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    Considering both are half width its very possible however, LL's linen prices make the choice much easier for those considering the two. I still think wbills linens are the best, the italian linen is more flowy and soft whereas the irish is quite a bit stiffer. I have both and love both.
     


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