Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    I'm looking for something along these lines, in a barleycorn, birdseye or a 'chunky' herringbone. Something soft: true donegal or Harris tweeds can be too scratchy for my delicate skin. Any suggestions (about the fabric)?

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  2. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    Look at the W.Bill Lamlana bunch.
     


  3. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Anyone who got their length of the latest light grey mistral from LL, will you be making it up as SB or DB
     


  4. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    Thanks!

    You're right, there are a few interesting options in that bunch:

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  5. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Trousers. :)
     


  6. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Single breasted... Peak lapel
     


  7. CrimsonSox

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    Beautiful cashmere Mr. Pink. I was curious about the weight?

     


  8. Mr. Pink

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    I didn't ask but it didn't feel too heavy, maybe 11 oz or so.
     


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    Continuing to think through possibilities for a spring/summer sportcoat. Per the suggestion of a few folks here, I looked through a few silk/wool books and came upon the below fabric. It is from Drapers and despite looking a bit grey in the photo it is much more blue in real life. I definitely like the fabric but fear it looks too much like a fall/winter jacket in a summer weight (8oz). Will this look incongruous when made up for the warmer months?

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  10. Cantabrigian

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    With all the flecks I think it might look a little too autumnal
     


  11. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wouldn't look at all bad on the coast of New England or any other place with cool evenings.
     


  12. naviC

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    still trying to understand the difference between jacketing fabric versus suiting.. would any of the above make up good for an odd piece?
     


  13. mactire

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    When merchants or tailors say 'jacketing' they mean that it is of a pattern or weave/fibre composition more applicable as a jacket on its own. So softer fibres such as cashmere, or spongey less-tightly woven tweeds such as a Shetland or a handwoven Donegal would be considered jacketings. Loud patterns might also be in a jacketing book.

    That said if its a worsted wool or blend as you've shown above I don't see why they wouldn't work as trousers. Check with your tailor or the merchant and ask their opinion on use for a suit.
     


  14. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Both are better for jacketings. The herringbone would make a hell of a glossy suit. The linen blend could go both ways in principle-- just make sure that it wouldn't collapse when worn as trousers.
     
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    What are peoples opinions of this fabric, 100% cashmere, but what do you think of the design? What trousers would you pair it with?[​IMG]
     


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