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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Distinguished Member

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    +1 to the Lesser 13 ounce. Lovely cloth. If it's hot enough, I'd prefer something in tropical wool / Fresco and still be miserable anyways. Might as well get a heavier cloth that IMO drapes a bit better unless being too warm is a year-round concern.
     


  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    When it is humid here in New York you can be completely naked and still be suffering. Might as well look good.
     


  3. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Distinguished Member

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    Harrison Oyster has some nice fabrics I just commissioned a pinstripe from the book. (75739)
     


  4. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior Member

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    Frontier is 11 or 10.5/11 IIRC.



    Also Fine Classics.
     


  5. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Distinguished Member

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    It's like you want me to spam you with pics from upcoming fittings! I am sure you will enjoy them.


    Live almost anywhere along the gulf coast. New York ain't got nothin'.
     


  6. TheTukker

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    You're not alone....
     


  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    GOLDFINGER TWEED UPDATE

    Waiting to hear back from Amy at Reid. She is pricing out four configurations. (Remember that this is for a plain barley WITHOUT the broken herringbone in the picture)

    I tend to graviate to the smaller scale worn by Connery. I think large scale looks better for houndstooth and herringbone tweeds. Barleycorn should be more subtle and semi-solid from a distance

    Weight is another consideration. (15/16 oz vs. 18 oz)

    Who has strong opinions on these 4 options?

    1a) Larger scale pictured in swatch image, 450 grams (15.9 oz)
    1b) Larger scale pictured in swatch image, 18 oz

    2a) Smaller scale ala Connery's jacket, 450 grams (15.9 oz)
    2b) Smaller scale ala Connery's jacket, 18 oz​



    In so far:



    GDL, how many meters we talking?


    Roll Call:

    In:
    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?)
    10. @gdl203 - possibly in for several meters (???)
    11. @bamboo in for 2.5 meters


    Question Marks:
    1). @griffon_id (if price works)
    2. @archibaldleach (if price works)
    3). @NewYorkIslander (if price works)
    4). @dopey (if large scale)


    who else?


     
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  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Titsworth, I hope you get heat stroke.
     


  9. dopey

    dopey Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I am in if we stay at the larger scale. Prefer 1b but could live with 1a
     


  10. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Distinguished Member

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    Same here. Prefer 1b, but fine with 1a.
     


  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Prefer 1a but 1b would be fine too
     


  12. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    2a better for suits. Whether that matters, I couldn't say.

    The larger grains are nice, but I already have a LL piece banked, so not as useful.
     


  13. mktitsworth

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    If I do, everyone will go "Man, he may be dying, but at least that suit looks awesome. What fabric is that?"
     


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    Despos Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm out if you go 18 ounce.

    What cloth is the brown herringbone/windowpane jacket that the sample is resting on?
     


  15. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    It's a Zegna 100% cashmere fabric on a recent E. Zegna sportcoat.

    Very similar in feel to Harrisons Saltire
     


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