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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. naviC

    naviC Active Member

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    Would you be able to recommend something for a grey odd jacket in a summer weight? 8ozs and below..
     


  2. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Sorry. There have been a lot of casualties in that weight, and I don't know what's looking good right now.
     


  3. gopherblue

    gopherblue Senior Member

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    What about a solid grey Minnis Fresco? 0511 or some such.
     
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  4. Slickman

    Slickman Distinguished Member

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    Grey SC don't look good to begin with, 0511 is a suit cloth. The only real exception would be a grey/b&w herringbone, but other than that I'm not a real fan of grey odd jackets.
     


  5. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    The Glorious Twelfth isn't dead of summer wear, but might have a few options.

    Also, there are black/white glen check and houndstooth in the London Lounge linen collection. (The suiting collection, if you're browsing online.)

    Not at all cheap, but good quality.
     
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    terrorsquad Senior Member

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    Try have a look at the Ariston/Caccioppoli jacketing range. I saw some nice grey jacketings with interesting designs.
     


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    I am having this grey windowpane cloth being made to a sport coat at the moment not 8 oz but very open weave 100% linen from Solbiati

    [​IMG]
     


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    Tchoy,did u get it direct from Solbiati?
     


  9. Svenn

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    Do any of you guys have your 8 oz suits double stitched or something? I had a fitting today and I'm concerned an overly deep squat could lead to some unfortunate consequences
     


  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    It's never been an issue for me but I tend to get my pants cut full.
     


  11. Despos

    Despos Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Every tailor I have known runs two lines of stitching on the seat. One on top of the other. There is a special nylon thread that has a natural elasticity to it that is designed to use only on the inseam and waist/ seat seam. We use this on certain cloths.

    What you are describing doesn't sound like a comfortably cut trouser

    Depending on the tensile strength of the cloth, I would be concerned about the cloth tearing rather than the seam splitting.
     
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  12. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Or a type of squat that is typically done pantless.
     


  13. Despos

    Despos Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Can you please keep comments like this in the "How are you squatting today" thread. NOOB!!!
     


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    I also thought about Moonbeam, but only if I were to get a windowpane. I was hoping for a POW pattern with an overcheck in another color.
     


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    I have the grey Moonbeam with purple/lavender windowpane. I really like it.

    Women adore it.
     


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