Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

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    Your mom goes to college.
     


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    Indeed - my summers are mild and short. While I might not wear the vest in July/August, I could easily wear the suit as a two piece every day.
     


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    Can anyone suggest a nice tweed in a black and white palette for a sport coat? I am thinking of something like a Russell Plaid in B&W. But maybe a barleycorn could look good. Maybe even a salt and pepper donegal. Examples of made up coats would also be welcome though ultimately I need to choose an available cloth.
     


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    OK. I think I know now that I don't want a salt & pepper Donegal. Thanks. Something like Forex's Breanish (which I dropped the ball on - will get to it this week) but in a heavier weight would be ideal.
     
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    Do you have a b&w herringbone? If not, definitely opt for that, perhaps grey and white, molloy also makes that
     


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    I don't and a B&W herringbone is under consideration. The Molloy one looks nice, but I think I would like a slightly larger scale - not quite overcoat scale, but closer than the one shown on the Molloy site.
     
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    I would ask molloy for a sample, if you don't have one that should really be your choice, its very basic ivy style
     


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    What about Harrison's Moonbeam? There is a big black an white Glen Plaid.
     


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    I already have this Harris Tweed, in a blue palette (with some other flecks thrown in) done up by Paul Winston at Chipp2, so my Ivy herringbone tweed is probably covered
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    I will look. What is Moonbeam like? Hairy stuff, citified, homespun, etc. Any idea of the weight? I have heard of it, but don't think I have ever looked at the book.
     
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