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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    (Was not criticizing Mafoofan, he does have reasons for his arguments). Speaking in general of course.
     
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  2. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Acorn has been having special sales every day. Today's is a 30% discount on linen, which seems nice since linen is so expensive. Checkout code is ADVENT19. Shipping is free for this month.

    http://www.acornfabrics.com/fabrics/linen

    FWIW, I find their colored linens to be a little too flat in color, but it's hard to go wrong with white.
     
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  3. archetypal_yuppie

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    Shouldn't Foo's head be roughly at the level of Julia's wrist?
     
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  4. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That would be convenient.
    "When they were toe to toe, his nose was in it, and when they were nose to nose, his toes was in it."
     
  5. jrd617

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    Wow, so I received the Molloy for Hillside donegal that Dieworkwear posted: http://fabric.thehill-side.com/collections/everything/products/donegal-tweed-lambswool-navy

    I am blown away by how nice this stuff is

    The perfect shade of mid blue/light navy

    Since the Hillside used it on sneakers, I was worried that it would be a very light weight. That fear was unfounded. It's the same weight as the light blue donegal that Molloy makes. About 19 oz


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    Stock photos. Mine are a little darker in lighting than these

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    As it was used on the sneakers: http://www.hickorees.com/brand/the-hill-side/product/sn2-222---donegal-tweed-low-top-sneakers-navy

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  6. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored

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    Dunno how exclusive that is... Looks exactly the same as the Molloy tweed we used for the Eidos overcoats this season
     
  7. jrd617

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    ^ The Eidos donegal had flecks of gold mixed in. This one only has light blue and red flecks.

    So the Hillside stuff is unique in that sense. Not sure how the ground blue shade of the Hillside donegal compares to the Eidos donegal.

    I actually inquired to Molloy a few weeks ago about getting a length of the Eidos donegal. They only have 1.8 meters left or so. Not enough for a jacket my size

    Then the Hillside stuff popped up, which I prefer slightly because of the absence of the gold flecks

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  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored

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    I should know not to ever challenge you to a fabric swatch analysis contest !
     
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  9. jrd617

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    Heh, I have been obsessed with blue cloths lately

    That Eidos stuff is gorgeous. The gold flecks is just a personal preference.

    Honestly, I think Mollay blows every other donegal I've seen out of the water: P&H, W Bill, Cacciopoli, etc.
     
  10. Tony Montana

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  11. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Anyone have a suggestion for a good mid-weight olive green cotton? Hoping to get a summer suit made. My tailor suggested this lightweight cotton from Cacciopoli, but I'm a little unsure of it. Would prefer something in the ~12oz range.
     
  12. RogerC

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    Check out Dugdale's linen and cotton bunch.
     
  13. dieworkwear

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    Thanks, Roger. I forgot about that. I think you mentioned it to me before. Will send a note to my tailor.
     
  14. tchoy

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    The jackets looks great @Pliny I love mine which reminds me I've to wear it more often.
    Alden is trying to do rerun of the Agnelli Glen Check but in Shetland rather than the original Cheviot. You may want to put your interest down for this one, I think it will be pretty special if it gets made.
     
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  15. RogerC

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    Apparently, Harrison's has now listed the reissued Barbera on their website, but no pictures this far.
     
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  16. jrd617

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  17. Tony Montana

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    Brisbane Moss makes the best cotton fabrics I know (twills, drills, moleskin, corduroy) and they're very reasonably priced, too. Especially the Tennyson (same as Drapers cotton, btw, but way cheaper) is really nice, but might be a little heavier than what you're looking for (290g/m² * 1,46m width = 423g/lm).

    http://www.brisbanemoss.co.uk/fabrics.asp?qual=COT00
     
  18. dieworkwear

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    Thanks, Tony. @Slewfoot mentioned those to me a while back. I have some of their fabrics for some trousers I was hoping to get made. Do you have any experience with how their cottons as a summer sport coat? Little afraid of the weight, but the difference does seem small.
     
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  19. Tony Montana

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    I don't, sorry.

    The swatches of Dugdale cotton I have feel too light and floppy for my taste.

    Ariston usually offers some cotton in their summer collections, too. When I last checked it out it was also too light for me but weight/finish etc. might vary with different collections, not sure.
     
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  20. ~ B ~

    ~ B ~ Senior member

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    In case those who joined me two months ago in ordering some custom Bonfanti shirting haven't read their PMs, here's an update on production (specifics on delivery will be in the PM for the sake of privacy)...

    Some pictures of two of the six shirtings

    First is a sky blue etamine weave linen-cotton s170/2 gingham, we did the same in stripes as well (same width)

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    And second is a very special sky blue puppytooth in s170/2 twill, smooth as silk..

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    Stay tuned for pics of the yellows and reds!
     
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