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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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  2. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    this is great
     


  3. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    I have that Ardalanish swatch and I think (along with several in the line) that it is a little too bizarro for everyday wear. Some of these would make good cushions or upholstery. If, however, you are a lover of diamond tweed then they have everything you could hope for.
     


  4. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    :slayer:

    Keep the opinions coming. Hard decision I'm facing here.

    It's for a casual sportcoat. To be worn with grey flannels, khakis etc





     


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    jrd617 Senior member

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    The birdseye tweed?



    Yeah Ardalandish could benefit from adding some more common patterns to their line. That diamond tweed stuff looks bizarro.

    Can't picture how the birdseye would look as a jacket.
     


  6. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Frankly, I think the birdseye would look too bubbly and like some kind of matronly "designer" jacket.
     


  7. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    Yes. From Scotland Shop.
     


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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    jrd - great pics! Is it wrong that I think the LL Shetland base is the best fabric? I do like (and own) some of the frescos and the birdseyes are nice, but I prefer a more navy / RAF Birdseye as opposed to gray, but that's just me.

    My advise is follow your gut and not what anyone on the forum says. Everyone is in a different state of evolution in their wardrobe and much of what anyone says is based on their tastes and what they have in their closet. Go with what you need for your closet combined with what you "want" to wear on a regular basis.
     


  9. jrd617

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    I see what you're saying. That's what I was thinking instinctively but couldn't articulate what made me uneasy about the giant birdseye.

    Now that I look at that swatch again, it does seem "designer-y." Like something Prada would put out as a "twist" on a traditional fabric. Don't mess with the classics. :nodding:



    Thanks slew!

    The LL is nice indeed. Thinking I could use a lighter weight brown tweed, or one in a darker shade. Can never hurt to have too many brown herringbones. :slayer:

    I'm going to add a few swatches that I received today to the finalist picture.
     
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  10. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I had something like this once from Isaia in a completely unconstructed jacket. Very spongy.
     


  11. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    I like the LL Shetland most with the Moon runner-up. The glenroyal doesn't look as textured, seems too flat. Could just be the pic though.
     
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  12. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    It's less textured than the others. "Denser" weave with "tighter" herringbones.

    The herringbone pattern seems more pronounced in this suit. Parked confirmed that it's Glenroyal 44512

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  13. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Yup. It strikes me more as suiting than jacketing.
     


  14. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Very nice look...very elegant
     


  15. NorCal_1

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    Quick question since we have so many pictures of the LL herringbone tweed put up here

    I have 2.5 metres of it and was going to have a pea coat made, but when I saw this car coat picture (spolier pic #1), thought that the herringbone might best be used for it instead, with a brown Donegal replacing it for the pea coat

    I live in northern CA (SF) so longer coats are too warm. I'm leaning toward the car coat as seen in the first picture and then getting a Marling & Evans Donegal for the pea coat because herringbone seems like more of a formal coat to me and would fit the style better. What say thee?

    Dieworkwear's picture of the LL tweed
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    an example of each:

    Car coat
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    Pea Coat
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