Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    It's hard to go wrong with a linen suit for summer. If you already have a darker blue linen suit I would go for the khaki for a totally different look. I have a suit made with W Bill 60136 and I absolutely love this colour, also get lots of compliments when ever I wear it.

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  2. RogerC

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    Sorry, I meant to write Huddersfield Cloth, the people who used to sell Dugdale.
     


  3. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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    Does anybody have pictures of the Hardy Minnis 9244 slate blue linen made up? Thinking of getting a sportscoat out of it.
     


  4. gdl203

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    @Axelman 17 what about brown?

    I like tan/khaki but tend to prefer that in cotton for a summer suit. Brown or tobacco can look really good with the linen rumple

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    Quite a regal collar there, Greg. Nice tie!
     


  6. AdamWill

    AdamWill Senior member

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    And this:
    Quote: The Bateman Ogden books are resold by Huddersfield Fabrics these days, the bunches have different names, but they're completely the same fabrics.
    Would it be correct to conclude that the Huddersfield Fabrics "Cool New Wool" - http://www.huddersfieldcloth.com/gallery.asp?Category=31 - is the same thing as the Bateman Ogden "Panache"? If you put an extra '1' on the front of the samples shown on the Bateman Ogden site it seems to match the samples on the Huddersfield site pretty well.

    I'm planning some new summer stuff now, so trying to figure out all the possible options...
     


  7. Slickman

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    I like the minnis fresco, lesser tropical, and smiths finmeresco for summer
     


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    I think I am going to do a finmeresco this month. It seems like a perfect in-between between the fresco 8/9oz and the fresco 10oz.
     


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    trigger pulled

    olive w/rust overcheck gameskeeper tweed - 700 gram made - in Scotland (Lovat)

    Neapolitan patch pocket odd jacket coming

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    I'm looking at the Smith & Co book at a 9/10 Oz Finmeresco (SW2948) or a 12/13 Oz (SW2904).

    Decisions, decisions.
     


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    Harrisons has launched a new suiting collection, Regency. It is 9.5 to 10 oz, all wool.

    we have uploaded photos of the whole bunch in our facebook page. Enjoy~

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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those are nice weights for linings.
     


  13. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Your linen suit is a beautiful color but not really my preference for a summer color. Perhaps I just dont have the chops to pull it off.

    My concern with a darker brown is that it can look a little too much like feces. I know that sounds crazy but it is what I think of.

    I quite like the shade of the second linen suit you posted. Has more of a gold tinge to it and steers away from being too brown. I wonder what book its from.
     
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    How are these different from the Lessers Tropical and the Harrisons Frontier?
     


  15. AdamWill

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    Thanks - yeah, I have those obvious ones on the list already, but looking for all the possibilities, and also ones that can be bought online in case my tailor doesn't carry it. The "cool new wool" stuff is going for UKP33 per metre ATM, which is pretty decent, and they have some nice patterns that I haven't seen in the other books - looking for light to mid grey and blue colors with some nice bold stripes or checks (I like an old-fashioned look) and they have quite a few of those. Minnis has a range of greys, but their stripes/checks are a bit subdued and they don't seem to have many lighter blue patterns. I like the look of the 1108, 1124, 1126 and some of the PoWs in the 'cool new wool' range, for e.g.
     


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