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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Despos

    Despos Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Sounds simple and complicated at the same time. I'll pass, I don't know
     


  2. Slewfoot

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    I definitely prefer the soft tailored effect with minimal structure. I had a jacket made by NSM which I like very much in the Summer although I rarely wear jackets in hot weather anyway. I usually just stick with linen trousers and a seersucker or linen shirt.

    This recent barleycorn jacket is made with very minimal padding and a light canvas. Hardly anything there. Less so than even my Steeds. I would say Steed has a touch of structure, but just enough to make it drape properly in the right places. Don't think I'd need anything much lighter than these especially since some of the photos I've seen of guys in things with no canvas at all make the garment appear a bit flimsy. I also don't have a tailor now who would want to do it and I would not want to push the ones I know to do so. Plus that would really be for a Summer jacket anyway of which I hardly wear them anyway as mentioned.

    Don't think I haven't thought all this through. :^)
     
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  3. Despos

    Despos Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Slew, that barleycorn is one of the first LL cloths I would make up for myself. I'm a sucker for that color and barleycorn is underrated as a jacketing. A sophisticated pattern to my mind.
    Do you think it work as topcoat as well? I might make it up as both a jacket and a topcoat. Is it currently available or an older issue?

    The MBT work is very clean. Not as draped in the chest as your others but it looks good. No pull on the button either. There are things about his cutting I like.
     
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  5. Slewfoot

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    Thanks Chris! Glad you approve. I like the fabric even more than I thought I would. I believe this was a test fabric and that it may go into full production in the upcoming months. To be honest I can't recall. I just remember Michael mentioning he had a jacket's length left and I grabbed it. I think it could work as a topcoat if that's a style one wanted. One guy made it up as such and it looks very nice. For me I prefer more sober coats, but that's just personal preference.
     


  6. dieworkwear

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    Looks great, Slew. I agree the Steed cut has a bit more panache on you, but I like the (seemingly to my eye) more casual silhouette of this jacket.

    In any case, great looking fabric.
     
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    The barley corn is from Molloy and sons. The minimum order length is quite short. Maybe 10-20 meters. Ercole bought a roll for themselves. Consider contacting them to ask if they would make a roll for you.
     


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    .. don't forget aqueducts [​IMG]

    this is awsm
     
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    I'd certainly take a few meters.
     


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    Yes, I open my mouth just enough to get my foot in.

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  11. Slickman

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    I believe the scale is just a bit bigger than the LL GCs, not 100% sure. I originally thought it was a loud pattern once I saw it made up as a jacket, but the dullness of the colors makes for a more muted jacket, I should wear it more to break it in a little, still stiff
     
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    Can anyone suggest a source for a good Russell plaid? There's Minnis Alsport, but it's 17oz and I'm afraid that might be too heavy for me.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

    [​IMG]
     


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    @Despos - it turns out I still have it. It is a mix of royal and black and, while very soft wool, the effect is almost a sheen. I tried to donate it to the JeffreyD disassembly project but he insisted it was fixable. If you give me enough warning, I will show it to you when next you are in town (I still owe you a pipe).
     


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    Draper's has a great one which is about 12 oz. I forget the exact book.
     


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    Anyone seen/have a picture of the Hardy Minnis Alsport 2414? Supposed to be a dark blue hopsack.

    Looking at the Huddersfield website, I think the wrong image is up. The photo looks, well, not blue at all.

    It's also 590g. That's, what, 20oz? Not entirely sure I'm up for something that heavy. Curious to hear anything about it.
     


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