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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. poorsod

    poorsod Distinguished Member

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    I'll also add that the weights of the LL fabrics are generally heavier than typically available.
     


  2. Slewfoot

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    Thanks and that's all about what I figured. The lapel buttonhole only had stitching which I removed and was not cut through so all good there. Looks like I'm off to the tailor this week!
     


  3. forex

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    Slew, the gorge on that jacket must be really high if you want to lower it? You must now be used to lower gorge from Steed :)
     


  4. Griffyndor

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    Lord superb,
    If you google "lumbs golden bale" you will find a very informative article on the stuff from FNB. I'd recommend handling the fabric if you can. I've gotten to handle it at huntsman and in my view, there isn't anything special about lumbs golden bale. There is something special about the 13 ounce lumbs golden bale from H Lesser and I've got a suit in progress in the navy, but the lighter stuff felt lifeless and I couldn't understand the fuss until I felt the 13.
     


  5. Slewfoot

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    Correct! It is this LL Corn Shetland I will be lowering. Quite high as you can see and I have a handful of fabric leftover which should (hopefully) make it easy enough to lower 1+ inch.

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  6. Despos

    Despos Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    David,

    Are you using a coat maker/tailor? They do need to have the materials for a new under collar and most alteration shops wouldn't have those types of supplies on hand. They also need to know how to set a collar. Just bringing this up to have integrity about the work being done.
     


  7. Slewfoot

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    Yes, all set on that front and thanks for the note. Appreciate it!
     


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    Any suggestions for a blue herringbone fabric, around 300 grams? I see a lot of grays and browns in herringbone, but cannot seem to find blue.

    Also, those of you who've had sport coats made from Harrison's Moonbeam, where did you buy the fabric from?
     


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    Thank you.
     


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    I wondered if this short film made for the BBC Stop/Start series - linked below - might be of interest. Couldn't see it posted on any other CM threads.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26179200

    Hopefully it can be viewed outside of the UK.
     


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    Let me know if you don't have enough fabric I have a small piece leftover as well.
     


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    This still looks good to me but good luck with the project. Please post pics once it is completed. I hope it turns out the way you want, I like my corn shetland a lot. It actually saved me in -10F temperature a few weeks ago when I was in NY, of course I had a sweater underneath the coat, still, I didn't feel anything. I am thinking to remove the patch pockets on that coat and turn them into flaps though, I think that the fabric is too thick and the patch pockets stand out too much.
     


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    +7
     


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    I agree with the advice.


    OTish but I was always under the impression that that color is tobacco when referring to suede shoes but that tobacco in terms of cloth is more of a dark brown. But I might be totally wrong on that or there might not be a particular right.
     


  15. Tried and True

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    That color doesn't complement many skin tones, so beware.
     


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