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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Hm, Manton's "donkey flannel" is nice, but in my mind, I was thinking of something in between these two shades for Unbelragazzo's tan/ sand flannel

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  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    FWIW, the pics I posted in the cloth thread all those years ago are awful. It really looks nothing like that.
     


  3. Grammaton Cleric

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    Something just a tad darker / browner that this would be perfect.
     
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  4. gdl203

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    On it.
     


  5. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    I would be interested. How much would you need for trousers for someone of average height and weight? 1.5 M?
     


  6. Classic Car

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    It is better to tell your height, waist and hip measurement.
     


  7. Grammaton Cleric

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  8. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Could be 2m--- ask your tailor.
     


  9. sol123

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    @jrd617
    Im in for 3.75 meters of the goldfinger tweed
     
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  10. poorsod

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    I haven't seen the solaro worn IRL, but the fabric looks quite bright to me. It's fine if you have lots of suits, but I suspect there aren't so many shirt tie combos. I suspect it is analogous to a loud sportcoat, you have to keep the tie and shirt muted to make the whole thing work. How do you wear yours?
     


  11. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My favorite shirt to wear with it is a pale mint green. Also a cream with brown graph check voile. Then whatever else I think of. pale blues, too.
     


  12. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Senior member

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    ^ dopey....what fabric supplier has the cream w/ brown graph for shirting, if you may recall? I'd love one like that made
     
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  13. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It was a half width old-loom swiss voile from Alumo that I bought when American Sember closed up shop.
     


  14. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    GOLDFINGER TWEED ROLL CALL 4/8/14

    We are nearing the 40 out of 60 meter mark for those members who have expressed firm interest ("In").

    We'd probably be around 50 or 55 meters including the members who are on the fence.

    Still waiting to hear back from Reid and Taylor on a price. Hoping they get back to me this week, and we can place credit card orders for a single fabric run divied-up based on the preferences people voice for scale and weight. (Lovat x London Lounge style)


    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 1.8 meters
    12. @sol123 in for 3.75 meters


    Question Marks:
    1). @griffon_id (if price works)
    2). @archibaldleach (if price works)
    3). @NewYorkIslander (if price works)
    4). @dopey (if large scale)
    5). @gopherblue for 2.5 meters
    6). @E,TF for 2.5 meters
    7). @Mark Seitelman for 2.75 meters
    8). @Draizien for 2.5 meters





    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​


     
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  15. E TF

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    @jrd617 I'd be in on option 2a.
     
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