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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    Solbiati linen is great stuff.
     


  2. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Re: the linen suit question, I love tan linen but seeing as you already have a summer suit in tan cotton and something in medium grey, I think a slightly lighter than navy linen (RAF blue or something similar) would be perfect for you.
     


  3. Tried and True

    Tried and True Senior member

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    Has anybody used Vanquish II by Dormeuil?
     


  4. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    At something like $5,000 per meter, I'm guessing no. We grumble at LL prices here.
     


  5. The Thin Man

    The Thin Man Senior member

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    Do you know if you have 60142? Thanks for the Medtech reference -- I had forgotten those, all of which look really good.

    If I go with blue (and I like linen), I may go with tobacco next time.


    I've emailed Isles to ask for samples. My budget may limit me to W. Bill, but I did visit LL to check out Alden's photos.


    I think I will go with heavier fabric for now.


    I forgot to mention that I have a navy double-breasted, but I only wear it for weddings, etc. But that doesn't change the need for a blue single-breasted suit.

    Thanks, everyone, this was really helpful.
     


  6. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    I would advise you to get the tobacco instead of blue, just because it is something different than you would never see as a worsted. You can also pair the pants with a blue jacket. Also, being linen is a casual suit and not something you wear to the office (depending on where you live), I'd want a color that sets it apart from ordinary suit colors. If you didn't already have a cream suit, I'd say get a cream linen suit, other than that get the tobacco or a dark brown DB, the blue is just too easy of a choice

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  7. gopherblue

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    Unless it comes with unlimited complimentary BJs from nubile vixens, there is no way one could justify such a spendy price.
     


  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This might sound crazy, but is it possible for your tailor to change a patch breast pocket to a welted one?
     


  9. Grammaton Cleric

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    Yes.
     


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    nice
     


  11. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    I just picked this up. Carlo Barbera for H Lesser around 9 oz. I'm wondering if the shade is right for me. Do you think it is too dark?

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  12. Tried and True

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    I don't play the 'justify' game with goods or services I'm buying with discretionary income. That's not to say I won't perform due dilligence or attempt to negotiate on price but in the end if I want it, I buy it.
     


  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Big baller. Shot caller.
     


  14. Axelman 17

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    I think mine is a shade darker than the 60142. It really depends how you want to use it. I was drawn to the 60142 - it is an attractive color - but realized a full suit of it would just look too dandy for me. I wanted something I could wear to the office - I work in finance in NYC.
     


  15. Tried and True

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    If not having to check your finance before buying a suit qualifies......
     


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