Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    Anyone have any suggestions on mills that supply casentino wool?
     


  2. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Send an email here [email protected] they have what you desire, and sell direct.
     


  3. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Jodek Int. in Beverly Hills has it in a range of colors
     


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    According to their tumblr, Caccioppoli also carry it if that is more convenient for you.
     


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    http://tacs.it/ afaik T.A.C.S. is the main weaver of Casentino cloth or 'Panno Casentino'.
     


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    Shirt Washing Question

    So I've washed some shirts in the machine on gentle cycle and left them hanging to dry. Now that they are totally dry, if I put them in the dryer to soften them up a bit and get out some wrinkles they shouldn't shrink at all, right? Ironing isn't an option time-wise plus I prefer shirts a bit more rugged looking and not crisped up from an iron.

    Thanks!
     


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    Thanks and fingers crossed!
     


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  11. tchoy

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    Holland & Sherry used to have some but haven't seen their books for a while now.
     


  12. The Thin Man

    The Thin Man Senior member

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    I'm thinking of getting my first linen suit. I'm looking for advice on color (and, if possible, the fabric book/number). I am thinking of a not-too-dark navy, but am open to other suggestions.

    I will wear it relatively frequently. The other suits I wear in summer are a single-breasted medium gray worsted and a single-breasted light tan cotton. My sport coats (which I also wear to work) are a gray wool-silk POW and two that need to be replaced: a navy hopsack blazer and an olive wool micro-check.

    I'm thinking of patch pockets and maybe brown horn buttons if it's blue (allowing it to be a Blazersuit).

    W. Bill (13 oz) and Hardy Minnis (11 oz) are potential candidates, but I'm really looking for any ideas.

    Thoughts?
     


  13. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    I have the W. Bill slightly lighter than navy linen suit and I highly recommend it. Perfect shade of blue, light enough that it is looks spring/summer but dark enough that it can actually be worn to meetings. Great drape and hand. Mine has patch pockets and horn buttons.

    Medtech got three linen suits made from NSM. Worth checking out those pics.
     


  14. Slickman

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    Go with wbill tobacco linen 60154 3 roll 2 with 3 patch or 2 patch/welt, don't even ask for a sample, just call your tailor and order it, it will save a lot of back and forth in this thread :)
     


  15. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    W Bill is a good staple, and has some excellent classic colors.

    For a significant premium, the London Lounge linens are even better, and there are a handful of colors that you can't get elsewhere. Not that you'll want your first suit to be anything other than light navy, mid/dark grey, or tobacco.
     


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