Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    http://www.ardalanish.com/retail/tweeds/herringbone-tweeds/silver-herringbone? The scale on this seems much larger than on their other herringbones.
     


  2. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    dopey - Moonbeam for sportcoats and Coops for suiting sounds good to me!

    Concordia - that is nice although a bit darker than I'd ideally like. May ask for a swatch though.
     


  3. etkl

    etkl Senior member

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    If you like the Moonbeam, you might also take a look at the Lamlana book from W Bill. Very similar. I made up a jacket in B & W glen plain from that book and it has held up very well.
     


  4. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Their diamond patterns are lighter still, IIRC. Small but nice collection.
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Nobody here actually wears diamond patterns, do they?
     


  6. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I keep thinking I should get one as a matter of principle, but then I think I would have to actually have to wear it. I am waiting to see it looking god in real life. Hasn't happened yet.

    I did see a bunch of old guys hanging around today in nice, fluffy looking, luxe fake tweed sport coats. I think I am ok with that, though it would be a first for me.
     


  7. aportnoy

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    Something Réginald-Jérôme de Mans would sport, perhaps?
     


  8. mafoofan

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    Do windowpanes count?
     


  9. aportnoy

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    Nah, they are standard fare.
     


  10. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No. We mean these:
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  11. patrickBOOTH

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    If I had 200 tweed jackets one of those would be my 201.
     


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    S K M Senior member

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  13. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There is a great photo of Astaire wearing one after tennis. It isn't bad looking per se. But it has fallen so far out of use as to be aggressively eccentric.
     


  14. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Some hip RTW fashion line aimed at younger customers made one last season. Curious on how many they sold.
     


  15. mimo

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    You say that as if it's a bad thing. [​IMG]
     


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