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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Greg - do you have any lengths of the cotton caccioppoli on hand?
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Flannel was originally used as underwear, so this should work perfectly.
     


  3. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you're inclined to commission a special run, I'd think about a "donkey" colored flannel, such as Alden did for LL some time ago. Just not 15-17oz--- more like 13 or 14.
     


  4. aportnoy

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    I've got suit made up in the Carlo Barbera for Lesser donkey flannel that I'd be happy to share photos of for comparison purposes if that would be helpful?
     


  5. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    o yes that does sound great for a informal winter suit.
     


  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    That would be great - in my head donkey is a little darker and browner than what I would be going for, but photos would be helpful.
     


  7. bourbonbasted

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    This sounds like a winner to me.
     


  8. gdl203

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    We don't keep any lengths of cloth here, only books and sometimes cloth in transit from mill/customer to Formosa for a day or two.

    We have started receiving our summer Formosa suits in the Cacciopoli cotton Solaro (as well as some in Minnis Fresco, Drapers tobacco linen, and a lovely Tasmanian wool PoW). So I can help you with pics of swatches from the book or the made-up suit
     


  9. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Will take some snaps this weekend and post here. The best I can describe the color is as a greyish green. I'm a big fan.
     


  10. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Sounds very nice, although different from my proposition. I wouldn't be at all opposed to doing both, although LL may have exclusivity rights on reruns of the donkey.
     


  11. Grammaton Cleric

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    I do prefer unbel's idea of a light tan, especially if it's brought to life as a melange of brown and grey. A donkey, while nice, wouldn't be nearly as useful for a pair of odd trousers.
     
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  12. patrickBOOTH

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    If the donkey is the right shade I'd be down for making a suit out of it.
     


  13. archibaldleach

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    +1.
     


  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I have 5y of that same donkey that I may never make. Would sell if offered an unreasonable price.
     


  15. mktitsworth

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    This proposition sounds itchy.


    This sounds cool.
     


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