Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I don't love it. It's a bit too sedate in both colour and texture. Just my $0.02
     


  2. Stugotes

    Stugotes Senior member

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    Is dark blue nailhead wool a good (stylistic) choice for a Navy Blazer[​IMG]?

    It's kinda rough and S80s quality, so I guess it should be sufficiently non-suity.
     
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  3. Grammaton Cleric

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    I dunno - nailhead sounds pretty suity to me. Any pics?
     


  4. Stugotes

    Stugotes Senior member

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    Pretty much looks like this:

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    Is nailhead generally considered a suiting? Not a jacketing?
     
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  5. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    That's def a suiting.

    If you’re looking for something w/ surface interest, try a hopsack instead.
     
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  6. Slickman

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  7. Stugotes

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    Crap, thats the closest thing to jacketing I found there. No hopsack, I was hoping for that, too.

    I see what you mean, though; thanks!
     
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  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe you can find Loro Piana N16987. Picture may not look like it's navy but it is.
    From my favorite range of jacketings at present.

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  9. Loathing

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    A lot of people were making Fresco blazer-suits a few years back: does anyone have any opinion on or experiences of such a suit? I've been thinking of ordering one as a kind of flexible travel suit, but I'm worried that I will hate fresco as a blazer, probably because I think linen is all-around superior for summertime odd jackets and trousers.
     
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  10. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    You are right. I find my fresco to be worn as a two piece suit all the time.
     
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  11. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    +1



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  12. gopherblue

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    I have one in Minnis 0520 RAF blue and I love it. My most versatile and favorite suit. Jacket works as a blazer, and I do use it that way. I like it so much, I'm having another made in 0511 mid-grey.
     


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    I am looking for a dark grey (not charcoal) mid-weight suiting fabric, but I can't quite find what I am looking for. Any recommendations?
     


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    Got this piece recently...
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