Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. _AMD

    _AMD Senior member

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    If anyone has a trouser length of the Slewfoot brown fresco that they would be willing to sell, I would be more than grateful. I was foolish enough to purchase only jacket length, and of course, I now want the matching pants.

    Aaron
     
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    Aaron,

    I think Derek is putting together a re-run in something very close to the Slewfoot brown fresco. Not sure when it will go out, but that may be a possibility to purchase a suits length should you not be able to find the original.

    David-
     
  3. Slickman

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    fabric doesn't really have any give, finish is very matte, but hangs like none other
     
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  4. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Are there any books out there that have some wide scale tweed twills like the ones seen below? Been pondering one for a while for either a 3-piece suit or am overcoat in dark gray.

    Anyone? Despos? Bueller?

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  5. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    http://www.ardalanish.com/retail/tweeds/other-tweeds
     
  6. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Thanks! The twill there seems a touch soft in terms of color and feel based on the photo. Will ask them for a swatch as photos are always deceiving. The ones above seem to have a bold color palette with weight around 16oz. Just a guess though.
     
  7. johanm

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    Try the Marling & Evans Naturals range:

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    I ordered a swatch of this stuff thinking it would be a nice trousering, turned out to be more of a rough tweedy jacketing.
     
  8. Slewfoot

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    Thanks and will look into that as well. I recall someone posted those a whole ago (perhaps you). Thanks for the refresher!
     
  9. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    True indeed.
     
  10. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Very doable. You trying to return to the 80s?
     
  11. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    don't mess with that collar. it looks great as is.
     
  12. jrd617

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    +1,000,000
     
  13. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A cloth similar to the one Alec Guinness has is in a Scabal book, maybe 12/13 ounce. I made it up as a sport coat for Kirby at the Hanger Project. The cloth used for Kirby is sold out and I think it is in from an older book that may not be available at present.

    My father was a tailor and the first jacket he made for me was that twill pattern in cream and cinnamon. It was fantastic. This picture brought back memories of wearing that jacket.

    Does anyone else think the lower picture looks like Jodie Foster when she madeTaxi Driver ?
     
  14. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    I was going to reference an old New Orleans spiritual (Perfectly apt for this early part of the Mardi Gras season), but the gender of the tailor is wrong.
     
  15. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    That's high and tight. Just the way it should be.
     

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