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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Gents, how do you normally have your fresco pants lined? Most of my pants are lined till around the knee and I'm thinking it might be a good idea to do likewise with fresco so the fabric is not too coarse on the skin. And what kind of lining do you use to keep it cool? Do you stick with bemberg or is cotton (something like shirting fabric) an option?

    Input much appreciated!

    Cheers,
    SKM
     
  2. Arno

    Arno Active Member

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    12cm (or 5") down from the knee.
    I use sleeve lining but any lightweight bemberg/viscose will probably work fine.
     
  3. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Great, thanks. Do you think high twist cotton would also be an option? I imagine it would look very good with pockets and lining made in ex blue and white striped cotton, but not sure if it would work out or not.

    Cheers,
    SKM
     
  4. Merino Bros

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    Some examples of Harrisons P&B Universal that are Flannel-like but with better performance as pants.

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  5. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    Thanks guys! I love the cloth it has a nice texture it's light enough for summer and doesn't crease as much as linen.
     
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  6. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Don't worry about it. just get lined to the knee, and let the fresco shave your legs for you.
     
  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Fresco is quite see-through so take that into consideration when weighing lining options - particularly lining color. A light colored lining in a dark fresco for example is a terrible idea
     
  8. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Haha great! However, I always use over the calf sock, so I hope that won't be the case...


    Great info, thanks a lot! What's your opinion on material? Would light cotton work, or only synthetics?
     
  9. venividivicibj

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    Isn't lining normally satin?
     
  10. Arno

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    Linings are often plain or twill weave.
    Satins are very glossy.

    Bemberg or cupro are not synthetics, they're made from natural fibers.
    You could use cotton but there may be too much friction.

    I usually line the waistband and pockets from the same material (shirting) and use the same sleeve lining used in the jacket to line the knee (if it's a suit)
    The lining of legs and pocketing serve a very different purpose.
    i don't see why you would want to use the same material.
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks T. Would you say it'd make a good suit, or just a sport coat?
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I get all of my fresco stuff lined with as close to the color of the fabric that I can in ermazine.
     
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  13. Cantabrigian

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    I've never gotten fresco trousers lined and it hasn't been a problem.

    That said, I don't have trousers in the lightest weight.
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I need lining I sweat through the seat of my pants in the summer, I need some extra layer of absorbency. Disgusting, I know.
     
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    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Thanks for sharing so that we can be a part of that, in some small way.
     
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  16. S K M

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    Thanks guys, extremely helpful! :bigstar:
     
  17. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    My frescos are half lined and I'm fine. But I don't have PBooth's problem either so....
     
  18. Tony Montana

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    They are synthetics, no matter the base material[​IMG]
     
  19. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What's the deal with the Lesser Golden Bale? I know it is more expensive, but some of the fabrics looks exactly the same as the 13oz book. What am I missing here?
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know that pB has referenced his sweaty ass on many occasions, but somehow that last reference was particularly evocative. So, kudos for the imagery and a big middle finger for putting that image in my head.
     
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