Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Or Madras Bermuda shorts. Not for heavy use in central London, but there are other places in the world.
     


  2. archetypal_yuppie

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    30 to 40 summer jackets. Jesus.

    Given that fabric cost tends to be a fraction of overall cost, I'd sacrifice the fabric price difference to get whatever cloth I liked most.
     


  3. tcbrgs

    tcbrgs Senior member

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    I'm definitely in the experimental phase of jackets. I went through a phase of buying unstructured linen/cotton etc jackets, still have two around the office from last summer ha. As a general rule I dislike structured odd jackets for summer

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  4. tcbrgs

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    Yes of course, these fabrics are from this years season, and quite liked the two blues
     


  5. Slewfoot

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    30 - 40 Summer season jackets??? And I thought I had a problem! :^)
     


  6. tcbrgs

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    Ha not 30-40 a season, that's the total I have now, tend to go for 8-10 per season. It's not actually as expensive as it sounds, the fabric is cheaper (cotton/linen), and as it's unstructured mtm (some rtw altered), that also saves on cost
     


  7. Loathing

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    I don't think those check patterns are very summery. I would opt for the bottom cloth, or similar slubby silk-linen cloths, if you are looking to show off and already have the basic covered.
     


  8. tcbrgs

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    Can anyone recommend any summer jacketing books, linen/cotton/silk etc in interesting designs perhaps? Maybe some Italian ones which I'm less acquainted with
     


  9. archibaldleach

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    ^ IMO pure linen and cotton look far better as solids (or stripes in the case of seersucker). I think you'll have better luck finding a patterned jacketing in a lightweight wool or some sort of blend.

    Afraid I cannot recall the name of the book (will update if I manage to find it), but I had a lovely odd jacket made in a very lightweight wool from a Loro Piana book last summer.
     


  10. Despos

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  11. tcbrgs

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    I tend to agree with that. All my patterned jackets are usually mixes of cotton/linen/silk

    @Despos thanks will try get hold of some bunches
     


  12. gopherblue

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    I'd take a look at Harrison's Mirage book (linen/silk/wool blend). You and I definitely move in different circles...I don't even _have_ 8-10 odd jackets for all seasons, let alone summer.
     
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  13. Slewfoot

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    Got it. 30 - 40 is still intense! My closet is already overflowing into the spare bedroom with less than half that.
     


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    In all of your jackets, Steed and MBT, your left side is lower than the right.

    Otherwise, it looks good.

    Rob
     


  15. Slewfoot

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    Yep. That's just the way my shoulders fall plus my stance. I'd rather be more comfortable and keep it at minimal padding than to add something there to compensate. I am what I am!
     


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