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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    Looks nice. Khaki/ light browns and olive would work for pants. Navy too (and I don't care about SF's aversion to navy pants).
     


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  3. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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    If I am not mistaken it is from one of the ebay shops that were previously presented in this thread - I liked this one too.
     


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    tcbrgs Senior member

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    Also whats peoples opinion to using a velour type fabric for a cashmere blazer, do people favour a twill or other weave? From johstons of elgin in scotland [​IMG]
     


  6. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Both look very nice for a traditional winter cashmere club blazer.
     


  7. borbor

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    Would like Some clarification from the floor. How wide are single looms and how wide are double looms? Thanks
     


  8. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Any shade of grey, and a lot of things in the khaki family.
     


  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Double (standard) is 150 cm or 60". Single is typically half that, or slightly more. This is for suitings/jacketings etc., not shirtings.
     


  10. mactire

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    Be aware that if the cloth has a velour finish as you put it i.e. a nap then it is a one-way cloth. One-way cloth such as moleskine, doeskin, corduroy, velvet etc. must be cut in one direction so that the nap all points in the one direction when made up. If this is not done then the cloth will look as if it is different shades when made up.

    You;ll need to buy extra meterage to allow for this.
     


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  12. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't confuse the weavers with the knitters. I think Johnstons might do woven cashmere, but the others don't. The looms are entirely different.
     


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    You are right on both counts. While Johnson's is a major weaver of Scottish cashmere fabric, the others are not weavers at all.
     


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    dan'l Senior member

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    I'm looking for cloth for a gray odd jacket, with a weight of around 300 - 350 grams. I'm interested in something like these below.

    John Goldberger (taken from hodinkee.com):

    [​IMG]

    Franco Minucci (taken from unbelragazzo' Pitti thread):

    [​IMG]

    Any ideas? I saw some lovely Breanish Tweed several pages back, but after reading the comments mentioning the difficulty of tailoring it up, I think I will give it a pass for now.
     


  15. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Harrison's Moonbeam? On the soft end of choices.
     


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