Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I like this a lot. I admire the affect of how it appears dark gray and light gray vs. black and white. And the wider scale is a nice touch. Does anyone know if a tweed maker has this available in something like a sturdy 16oz suiting material? I can't recall seeing one. Might be a good project for LL as I did mention it to Michael before and he seemed keen on it.

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  2. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yep. That is a good scale for a B&W herringbone. And I do like the palette - that captures the city look I want.
    So . . . now that you have lived some years with your Moonbeam, what do you think? How would you compare it to your other tweeds.
     


  3. Concordia

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  4. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :) I have the Cooper 1 and may just get that made as a three piece suit with the sport coat done more casually.
    Do you know if the Ardanalish collection is carried in the regular books?
     
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  5. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I had A&S order it specially. We did have a discussion on what the premium should have been. Might be you'll have less trouble ordering it yourself.
     


  6. dieworkwear

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    Isn't the Molloy one overcoating? Maybe they have a jacketing in stock, but when I enquired about it a long time ago, I didn't get an answer.

    FWIW, in searching for a brown herringbone, I found it difficult to get one with a suitably large enough scale pattern, which is why I ended up going with the LL. Moon had a good brown herringbone though, albeit smaller scale. Maybe they have a B&W version.
     
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  7. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Please--- summer lingerie. Show some guts.
     


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    There is an interesting collection of undyed, natural wool jacketings in the new Marling and Evans collection.
     


  9. Galen

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    I have a Molloy & Sons sportcoat in the making with NSM. Not finished, but had one fitting. It was heavy and itchy. See how it turns out next time they are in Stockholm.
     


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    Itchy? I'm a bit confused, how was it lying next your skin?
     


  11. Cantabrigian

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    I'm obviously not Slewy but I think you'll always be disappointed with Moonbeam if you want it to be a tweed. Just like you'll always be disappointed with tweed if you want something very soft.
     


  12. Galen

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    No lining at first fitting and you could feel it through the shirt, will be fully lined when finished so it's not going to be an issue. But the swatches I handled prior made me believe it would be softer.
     


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    I have a few moonbeams and I got them knowing what they are, more of a shoulder weather stuff. I thought they would not hold up well but they perform surprisingly well and take a good beating. They are also very comfortable when made up, cashmere softness is an added bonus. I would obviously not make a suit out of it.
     


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    Do any of you have brown flannel odd trousers? what about a dark tan? Opinion/comments? I am considering some from the Harrison flannels book. Thanks
     


  15. Slewfoot

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    Glad you like the B&W herringbone...I very much enjoy my Moonbeam. I don't wear navy jackets too much, but when I do I really like it. Holds it's shape and super comfortable. It does wear a bit on the warmer side.



    I would agree with that although I wouldn't equate Moonbeam with tweed and people shouldn't expect to. It has some tweed like patterns in look, but it stops there. It's like a light, fluffy cashmere with its Lambswool and Angora.
     
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