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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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    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.[/quote]


    What?

    You want to stop by and see the light weight Solaro samples?
     


  2. mktitsworth

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    And of course. Check PMs.
     
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  3. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    yes
     


  4. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior Member

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    Just saw the announcement that Harrisons has just acquired Smith Woolens and W.bill :slayer:
     


  5. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Distinguished Member

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    Thanks and will look into the Scabal. Glad it brought back memories. I see the Jodie Foster comparison.



    Trust me that it's high. I can barely see the top of the gorge in the mirror as it's almost shooting beyond my shoulder line.



    Let's hope so!
     


  6. DeSense

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    Romy Schneider never looked like Jodie Foster to me. She was a bit prettier imo. Great actress who passed away way too young. But I see what you mean.
    http://m.imdb.com/name/nm0002769/
     
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  7. marcodalondra

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    I am actually a bit worried of the rationalization of Smith Woollens catalogue, in particular their formal book
     
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  8. tchoy

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    Hopefully we can access to their products more easily now.
     


  9. Liquidus

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    I'm trying to decide what type of fabric I want for my first semi-bespoke solid charcoal suit, to be used for business affairs in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm thinking of the following:

    -Solid Charcoal
    -Smooth worsted "hard finish"
    -10-12oz
    -slight amount of surface interest
    -Don't want twill, herringbone, or hopsack
    -Most likely from Smiths Woolens

    What I'm less sure about is the specific type of weave I want. I've seen samples, but not being experienced in this area, it's hard to translate a sample into how the full suit would look and feel. What I would like is for the weave to complement the characteristics that I'm trying to project: sophisticated, smooth, business (think Harvey Specter). Any tips? Thanks.
     
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  10. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Pick & pick or birdseye.
     
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  11. aportnoy

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    Or sharkskin.:slayer:
     


  12. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Which is pick & pick.:slayer:
     


  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    pick n pick = shark, no?
     


  14. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    beat me to it! :slayer: :slayer: :slayer: :slayer: :slayer: :slayer:

    (I didn't know this until a few weeks ago either)
     
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  15. aportnoy

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    Great minds! The 13oz mid grey Lesser is one of my all time favorites.:slayer:
     


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