Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Occasionally I see tweedy woolen "suiting" from makers like Scabal and Dormeuil that I think would look good on its own as an odd jacket, but something about the finishing puts me off from going through with it -- like it is has a little bit of a slick, underlying sheen. Is this a property of those makers' predilections or more a function of them being finished as suiting? I expect an odd jacket to be totally matte and non refractive. By the way, when I say slick, I don't mean Italian slick, just the subtle light refraction you see in fine woolens. I guess my question is how much light refraction is considered acceptable in an odd jacket(even if it is a woolen tweed pattern) to avoid the whole orphaned suit jacket thing.
     


  2. gopherblue

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    The 520 is not dark, and certainly not navy. My wife (British) describes it as "petrol blue." I say it is an RAF/air force blue, a rather unique-looking (and striking) color. It really reads as a blue when made up--doesn't really have a grey tint. Many of us (including me) have had it made up as a Blazersuit (blazer and pants) and I usually wear it as a suit. But it works perfectly as a blue blazer as well, with anything from grey trousers to cream linen pants to jeans. It is good stuff.
     


  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    @TRINI

    I got the package from Harrisons today. Will post pics soon.
     


  4. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Here's a quick pic with a flash.

    Will have to wait until tomorrow for natural light

    The dark brown bottom four or five, plus the LL shetland (background) are my favorite.

    The Moonbeam and the Saltire are too soft. The others are too light colored.

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  5. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Thanks!

    What are the second row, 2nd, 4th and 5th from top? How is the texture compared to the LL? Are they as spongy or are they dense?
     


  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Those are moon. Not as spongy as ll Shetland
     


  7. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Are they shetland or lambswool?
     
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  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Mixed. Ill get the type if wool later
     


  9. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    What about the first row? Particularly interested in the 4th. Thanks of this comparison!
     


  10. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Marling and Evans natural range
     


  11. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    The 2 directly above the P&H Hartwist swatch - are those Marling and Evans?

    Thanks again for this and am looking forward to the natural light pics
     


  12. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    Very nice! Would you know the reference number? Thanks.
     


  13. jerrybrowne

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    Looking to make up some cream or tan trouser for the summer- light wools and linen cotton mixes. Any leads?

    Tia
     


  14. koolbear

    koolbear Well-Known Member

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    That's fantastic. Is that Orazio Luciano?
     


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    Thank you! It is, from Patrick Johnson's Napoli line.
     


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