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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. mactire

    mactire Senior Member

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    Bateman & Ogden have something similar and may have others in their Fine & Dandy range http://www.batemanogden.co.uk/#/fabrics
     
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  2. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Distinguished Member

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    Had not considered complexion with respect to the khakis - I actually have never owned a suit or jacket of similar coloring.
     


  3. TRINI

    TRINI Distinguished Member

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    Not sure if it'll make a difference to you.

    I have brown skin which means a lot of the popular linen suit shades like cigar won't work with my complexion.
     


  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I've always ignored the whole complexion thing. In my opinion it is a bit too finicky.
     


  5. archibaldleach

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    ^ Agreed. I do think complexion issues can be valid but a lot of times theories about what goes best with a particular skin tone result in one limiting one's potential clothing choices in a way that does not benefit one's wardrobe or appearance.
     


  6. TRINI

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    I'm not a colour wheel type of person but I do recognize where certain colours (albeit very few) just don't work with my skin tone.

    I imagine it's more of a consideration for ppl of color.
     
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  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I just picked up my funded liability; this P&B Universal "hopsack" "barathea" or whatever it is. Made up beautiful, I'll have to snap some full pics but here is a shot up close. Note the fuzz.

    [​IMG]
     


  8. sugarbutch

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    Interesting. I tend to think that people of color can wear a wider range of colors.
     


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    It's kind of a toss-up. On the one hand, black goes with everything. On the other hand, people of no color are working with a clean slate.
     


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    Photo is a bit over-exposed, but here is the basted fitting of my recently funded jacket. Fabric is wool/silk/linen Harrison's Mirage, in a knobbly brown with triple blue windowpane.

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    The Bateman Ogden books are resold by Huddersfield Fabrics these days, the bunches have different names, but they're completely the same fabrics.
     


  12. TRINI

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    I'm sure we can but when the fabric colour approaches my own, then it's becomes more of an issue.
     


  13. Slickman

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    Looks nice pb
     
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  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Monotone. :nodding:
     


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    The Hardy/Minnis people?
     


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