Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    I have no idea about your quote on CMT. I don't think the price will be the same as last time.


    It is because they are relatively easy to get and they have a good range to choose. Obviously with Merino Brothers we have the more popular choice at a relatively similar price.

    I would not comment on whether their fabric is necessary better than the other, it is more like a habit that had developed many years ago.
     


  2. Classic Car

    Classic Car Senior member

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    Can you show us some of your pants and double breast waistcoat which are made by Mr Hui?
     


  3. saepnirg12

    saepnirg12 Senior member

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    Not sure if this is the appropriate thread, but has anyone had any luck recently in contacting RJ Weldon to place an order?

    They have not responded to numerous emails, do they still entertain orders from non-trade accounts?
     


  4. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    I have a double breasted waistcoat made in tweed as part of a three piece.

    check it out in my tumblr.

    the navy chalkstripe waistcoat and trouser are not ready for second fitting yet.
     


  5. Classic Car

    Classic Car Senior member

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    Hi add, I cannot find from your tumblr.
     


  6. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Isn't it in his sig?
     


  7. venividivicibj

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    Anyone have any recommendations for a worsted solid blue/navy fabric that has variegation // mottling (but is a worsted, not a flannel)
     
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  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The color in direct sunlight on this P&B Universal is insane. Hard to get a great photo.

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  9. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Any leads on a lightweight flannel in cream, oatmeal, or pale yellow that is not from Fox?

    TIA
     


  10. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    Gorina or Marling and Evans.
     


  11. SartodiNapoli

    SartodiNapoli Senior member

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    Gorina or Marling and Evans.[/quot


    Do you like Gorina? is considered the worst after chinesse wool. Drapes very ugly and the finishing is harsh as Hell. See any Spaniard tailor ugly jackets to see Gorina on actionand it's bad drape.
     


  12. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A weird thought about the bleeding madras. In the old days it was assumed that blazers would be kept crisp (dry clean only, unless stuck in the rain), and that shirts, shorts, etc. would bleed. But those other items came fresh and were washed by the owner. Would there be any utility to having the shirtmaker do a wash/iron of uncut fabric if that is their normal procedure? It would deal with shrinkage to be sure. But if they do a hot wash and not a careful cold water or salt water soak, would it completely destroy the pattern (not to mention what it would do to your white linen in the same load)?
     
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    Just did this. I ordered madras from the source noted earlier in cut lengths for shirts. Decided to wash ahead of sending to tailor. Threw the 2 non-bleeding in the washing machine with the one bleeding they offered at that time (sounds like it might still be available) and used hot water. When they came out they all looked pretty much the same. That said, the bleeding version is a relatively muted colour scheme which has a cream background and the other non-bleeding colours I ordered were much bolder. I may have ruined the bleeding effect by running through the dryer but the fabric is a relatively loose weave and I was afraid of post-tailoring shrinkage. I still hope for some bleeding effect but only time will tell now. Maybe these fabrics just don;t bleed as much as before.
     


  14. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    Looking at a few samples from Lovat:

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  15. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those bottom two are especially nice.
     


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