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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. GucciKid

    GucciKid Senior member

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    That grey is pretty standard, and perfectly suited to most environments. Perhaps not for evening wear, but it really isn't that light.

    A very light grey I would consider more of a summer suit, but the above is pretty mid-grey to me.
     
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  2. KellySolari

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    For a more economical choice of 13oz worsted, dugdale's royal classic might be good?
     
  3. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    I was actually asking about dugdale recently on this thread, I haven't used it, but have been thinking about it. The lesser and smiths are better, but they don't have as wide of a range of greys as the dugdale
     
  4. lordsuperb

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    Can anybody give me an honest assessment of the london lounge mistral fabric. I have a bolt of mistral and a sample of the merchant fox hopsack. The the mistral has a larger box pattern and is a bit spongy. It seems like it will be prone to snags. The merchant fox sample has a smaller box weave and a crisper hand. It seems less likely to snag when I run my fingernail over the cloth. Can anyone help?
     
  5. KellySolari

    KellySolari Well-Known Member

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    I haven't tried dugdale either... I was wearing my lesser when i compared it with the royal classic swatch. Their texture is similar (ofc lesser looks tad drier) and it made me wonder if my lesser really deserved the premium...

    Any thoughts on the performance of dugdale's royal classic?
     
  6. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    I'm sure it'll hold up just fine, i think it just lacks the finishing of the lesser and smiths, other than that it seems pretty sturdy
     
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  8. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    I have a gunclub from the old worsted alsport book, love it
     
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  9. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    I cant answer your question but I do know that the LL Mistral drapes wonderfully

    Hope Tchoy doesn't me quoting him

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  10. jrd617

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    Where can I find a herringbone tweed with a ground in this shade of olive green?

    Preferably with "cool" colored windowpanes. (Blue, Navy, Brown, Dark Green, not orange, yellow, or red)

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  11. Pliny

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    Minnis Alsport- too light?


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  12. jrd617

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    A little light. Though from my experience, Minnis' swatch pictures are always washed-out. Hard to tell

    The windowpanes on that fabric are also thick. Would prefer something thinner

    Minnis also has these

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    Broken barley/herringbone
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  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Fleabay

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  14. p.henrik

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    I'd like to be able to wear it for at least 6 months London summer, surrounding months. I am set on fresco, love the texture and want a breathing suit for warmer days. It won't be a blazersuit as I see little use of a solid grey wool odd jacket (although I have considered a balzersuit in 520). The 511 in that pic looks lighter than my swatch.
     
  15. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    anyone have any tips or do's/don'ts for storing fabric that wont be made up for a year or more?
     
  16. Grammaton Cleric

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    Cool, dry place in a plastic bag with a few cedar blocks sandwiched between the fabrics. I've stored some fabrics that are 5+ years old in this manner and they're just fine.
     
  17. Isolation

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    I don't think cedar blocks actually do anything. Just make sure it's clean and possibly air tight if you can.
     
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    They have to replaced often as the oil runs out, but they do work. If one is hoarding thousands of dollars worth of fabric, it's worth the expense and hassle.
     
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    Its a little cheaper if you use cedar shavings (yes for a pet cage) in a breathable bag or tied in an old t-shirt. Not only is there much more oil, its infinitely cheaper. I think I paid 15$ for a bag. [​IMG]
     

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