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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Despos

    Despos Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Is that the material we discussed for a navy sport coat last fall? We should get on that.
     


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    Out of curiosity, do you remember what we used for my sharkskin suit?
     


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    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I've got a Samuelsohn dark grey flannel suit with a decent cut. Wool-cashmere blend.

    Lately I've been thinking the fabric is kind of a mutt. It's a fine, thin flannel and will probably wear out quickly. Wrinkles easily compared to my chunkier odd flannel pants.

    Do you all prefer flannel suits in the heavier, chunkier cloth?
     
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    I prefer all my suits in heavy chunky cloth, not just flannel. Can't comment on wear, yet, but they feel much more substantial.
     


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    The Botany has a wide selection of sharkskin in multiple different shades.
     


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    I've got flannel in 16 oz and 11/12 oz. The heavier stuff does not have as sharp a crease but has nice drape due to the weight. The lighter stuff behaves more like regular suit material but has the texture of flannel. I have not had either for decades so can't comment on the ultimate durability but the heavy stuff looks like it will outlast me.
     


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    Lightweight flannel sucks IMO, heavy stuff is much better, at least 14oz
     


  9. Stugotes

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    Still wondering what navy fabric might be right for an odd jacket. I saw a twill one (all wool and looking kinda rough) - does that count? Vox' coherent combinations thread doesn't include it:

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    Looks like this, just in navy:

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    The availabe hopsacks are all to light in color...
     
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    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Been wanting a great tan wool suit for forever, but have never been able to find a perfect OTR one. This Armani Collezioni number from a 2008 GQ issue (pre-SF for me) put the idea in my head. (I think the Armani was actually cotton)

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    http://www.gq.com/style/suit-guide/...heroes-khaki-business-suits-slideshow#slide=1

    Almost bought a tan Canali once, but it had pleated pants. And I bought an RLBL once, but then got rid of it after realizing the cut wasn't for me.

    Minnis Fresco seems like the fabric to it in if you're going bespoke.

    Can anyone confirm if this Vox suit was Minnis "Wheat" Fresco 0519?


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    https://shop.hfwltd.com/collection/22

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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Nice article. Agree about the supersized houndstooths, they look like a digital photo zoomed in.
     


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    +1. That's a great article despos. Thanks for sharing it
     


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    What counts as super-sized houndstooth? Manton rails against the small modern version, though my preference runs to smaller over large.
     


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    LL one is sized pretty well
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