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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Any time linen is added to shirting it gets insanely expensive.
     


  2. NorCal_1

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    SEEKING SOURCES for (Darker) Olive POW w/ Rust overcheck wool for odd jacket???


    I'm close to pulling the trigger on a vintage NOS (darker shade) olive Prince of Wales w/ rust overcheck section of cloth (90%/10% wool cashmere) to make up into an odd jacket, but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing a good alternative in the most recent books (Ariston? Cacciopoli? H&S, LP? C Barbera?)

    for those of you who have seen this combination, can you recommend mills and / books I should look at to know I've made the best choice

    Much appreciated

    NorCal_1
     
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  3. shawsdale

    shawsdale New Member

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    Brendon,

    Although it is not on their website, HFW have a bunch called 'Portofino' which has some items with linen; and other blends, e.g. bamboo (!). I'm not sure how readily available it is, but last year I saw a very attractive 'look book' advertising this line in a now defunct tailors here in the UK and HFW may be willing to send you swatches if you ask. I've always found HFW agreeable to deal with, even though I'm just a retail customer rather than within the industry.

    Best wishes

    David
     


  4. mactire

    mactire Senior Member

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    Try Baird McNutt on their cut-length site http://jhannaltd.com/
     


  5. Griffyndor

    Griffyndor Distinguished Member

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    Eminent funding for 10 of these...



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  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Who sells a "blue" gunclub / district check like the ones below?

    One of the cloths is tagged John G Hardy, but there's nothing like it in the Hardy Minnis lineup right now


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    Hardy riviera range used to have it.Zegna also has something similar
     


  8. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Distinguished Member

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    After trying and failing at picking out a suitable summer sportcoat, I think I am going to play it safe and get another linen suit made up. I already have a navy W. Bill (bottom swatch in the first picture) and am leaning towards something in tan/khaki. The darkhorse is the W. Bill 60142 which is a lighter blue than the one I have. Thoughts?


    W. Bill - Lighter than navy
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    W. Bill - Khaki
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    Cacciopoli - Khaki - more yellow than the W. Bill - more of a "British Khaki"
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  9. TRINI

    TRINI Distinguished Member

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    How do those khakis work with your skin tone?

    I'm not mad at the lighter than blue W. Bill tho.
     


  10. RogerC

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    The top two fabrics in the picture are from Hardy's sadly discontinued Riviera range (I have three jackets in it, including one in the fabric on the top left, and would have bought many more). As it happens, I do have a length of Worsted Alsport in a similar pattern that I might consider parting with. It's the second from the bottom on this picture:

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  11. Grammaton Cleric

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    That's my pic- it's from their old Riveira book. Draper's has something very similar.
     


  12. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    thanks. do you know the Drapers book it's in?
     


  13. JPHardy

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    This is the closest I could find. But I have not seen in person.

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  14. jerrybrowne

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    Holland and Sherry has the one on the bottom right. Has some cashmere in it though.
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    Sorry - I don't remember. They only have a couple of lightweight jacketing books, so it should be easy to find at the tailors.
     


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