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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. 32-20

    32-20 Active Member

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    I wasn't aware that Ireland had a bespoke tradition. Might I ask who your tailor is?
     


  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Do all of the tailors use Inis Meain cloth?
     


  3. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Do check the out of stock list also. A few of the photographed cloths are on that list (and no longer in the physical book). A shame, as I'd been eyeing the grey herringbone with blue stripes for a while.
     


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    Good point. I was more addressing those who indicated that the 16oz was no longer available. It seems like the "old" stock was run down and then a new batch created and marketed. I take as good news that some of the "new" stock has sold out as that suggests a robust market for what many would see as an anachronistic product and there is also potential that more will be created in response to this market demand.

    edit: Just checked my samples against the out of stock list. I have about 20 samples and none appear on the out of stock list.
     
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    Inis Meáin only make knits, and are hard to find here anyway as they're focussed on the export market.
     
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  7. archetypal_yuppie

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    Archaic?
     


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    Your's is the better word but still like the temporal element in anachronistic "The representation of someone as existing or something as happening in other than chronological, proper, or historical order" from thefreedcitionary.com
     


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    Anachronistic is the more appropriate word. Archaic denotes something extremely old, outdated, or obsolete, whilst anachronistic is often used to simply mean "old-fashioned".
     


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    I quibbled with anachronistic precisely because it does *not* mean old fashioned. It means out of chronology, or chronologically inconsistent. That said I'm willing to accept bertie's use if that's how he intended to use it. I suggested archaic because I figured that might be what he meant.

    Edit: For anachronistic, think of the TV show Archer. Involves items and references from various different time periods being used all at once, out of chronology.
     
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    Back on topic - my POW (or really Glencheck) 16oz Lesser is great and a real 4 season suit in my view.
     


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    You'd do well to consult a good dictionary before correcting other people. In the most recent edition of the OED, one of the definitions for an "anachronism" is "something conspicuously old-fashioned". Of course, if you knew Ancient Greek you would also know that the word's etymological components "ana-" and "khronos" mean "backwards" and "time", respectively. So the word literally means "backwards in time", not "out of chronology" as you seem to have guessed.
     


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    I think lesser 16oz is very special becuase it feels pretty much the same as my Smith 4ply fresco, in terms of warmth, thickness and weight.

    Any Pic?
     


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    16oz cloth in the summer?
     


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    All depends on your summer doesn't it?
     


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