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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    My preference for a cotton suit would be a lighter shade in a plain cotton garbadine, I am not a fan of patterened cotton. Also, looking at that pic, the saturation is way up on it (look at his hands and face), probably to get the solaro effect, the actual shade/effect is probably different.
     


  2. bourbonbasted

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    +1. This is especially frustrating when you live in an environment that is some combination of hot, humid and hell-hole smoggy 9 months out of the year. I would never be able to justify a heavy tweed rotation, leading me to assume I "run hotter" than forex or whnay.
     


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    I am so over being comfortable temperature wise living in New York.
     


  4. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    @jrd617 I'd be in for whatever is equivalent to 4.25yds please.
     


  5. TRINI

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    Well, it is a Sartorialist picture so yeah - the saturation's way up.
     


  6. dopey

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    Ok. I don't much care for the bond version. It looks better on Connery than it will on me.
     


  7. jrd617

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    About halfway to the 60 meter goal... keep it coming. This is going to be an awesome cloth


    So far:
    1. jrd617 in for 2.5 meters
    2. @jerrybrowne in for 2.5 meters
    3. @bertie in for 2.5 meters
    4. @virchow in for 2.5 meters
    5. @tchoy in for 2.5 meters
    6. @fassbinder in for 2.5 meters
    7. @C&A in for 2.5 meters
    8. @chobochobo in for 3.89 meters
    9. @Despos - possibly in for several meters (10 meters?)
     
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  8. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I have an RL coat almost exactly like the Goldfinger one, except maybe a bit darker. It's fantastic.
     


  9. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    :slayer:

    Any chance you could snap a pic in natural light?
     


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    Funny as I really like the marled / mottled look. It gives it more character. I also think it's rarer to see larger scale barleycorn than small scale. If any RTW item is going to be barleycorn it would almost certainly be smaller scaled. The larger scale has a more authentic old school tweed feel to my eye. Neither is right or wrong. Just preference.
     


  11. DocHolliday

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    I am hesitant, because that would only encourage people to tell me how it doesn't look like the Goldfinger tweed at all. They would be wrong, but it's the little things that get me by.

    Nonetheless, it is great for a sportcoat and so I encourage you all in this endeavor.
     


  12. jrd617

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    ^ I like a large scale herringbone or houndstooth, but barley seems like more of a small scale pattern.

    I scoured the books from lots of UK makers and wasn't able to find much barleycorn. Closest was a W Bill "Lamlana" that was in a very soft lambswool. (Too soft)

    We can still vote on scale

    • Abraham Moon
    • Ardalandish
    • Bateman and Ogden
    • Butt of Lewis
    • Dugdale
    • Fox Brothers
    • Harrisons
    • In Tweed
    • Lovat
    • Marling & Evans
    • Hardy Minnis
    • Porter & Harding
    • Reid & Taylor
    • Scabal 
    • W. Bill
    • Glenlyon
    • Hunter's of Brora

    Found this old stock Reid, but there was only 1.95 meters worth. It's in a smaller scale

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm putting DocHolliday under my protection.

    Don't you guys nitpick why it doesn't look like the Goldfinger tweed.

     


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    Hey @jrd617

    How does your barleycorn compare in colour to the LL/Molloy one?
     


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    The Reid I posted seems to be a mix of tan/gold and brown fibers, which I like.

    The LL/Molloy I posted seems to be a mix of white and brown fibers. (Dislike the white)

     
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