Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You want more than 1.5m but probably not more than 2m.

    Hip measure is more important than waist. That is the widest area and determines how the pattern will be laid onto the cloth. If you get pleats you need more cloth than for plain front as you need more width for the top of the front panel and need to move the pattern to accommodate this. Cuffs will require a bit more length than plain bottom.

    Some cloths require you lay the pattern pieces in one direction and not reverse the direction of the two pieces. Could be due to a pattern in the cloth or the weave. If it is a one way cloth and you reverse the pattern pieces you will see uneven coloration of the cloth. This may require extra cloth to cut in one direction. Some tailors are insistent about this and some are careless regarding this. You are better off getting extra cloth than not enough cloth and the cut becomes useless for you.
     


  2. Classic Car

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    You are correct, I forgot to add some factors into it.
     


  3. archetypal_yuppie

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    What is the consensus on Zegna Cool Effect cloth? Also is it just supposed to be a "cool in direct sun" phenomenon, or generally all around cool wearing?
     


  4. AdamWill

    AdamWill Senior member

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    You can see the prices for the huddersfieldcloth.com stuff if you create an account and sign in. The 'cool new wool' is currently GBP 33.18 per metre.
     


  5. Classic Car

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    Including shipping to Hong Kong is still under HK$450 per yard. Quite good price.
     


  6. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Does anybody know where I can buy this fabric(jacket)?

    [​IMG]
     


  7. sol123

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  8. Virchow

    Virchow Well-Known Member

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    I always thought it was the same fabric as this but the scale might be off.
     
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  9. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I believe it's from the Sherry Kash book?
     


  10. sol123

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  11. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Hmm...they look kinda different to me.
    This one? http://www.hollandandsherry.com/apparel/collections.aspx?season=AW2010&details=HS1090 Seems to be different maybe due to the cashmere. The pic I posted looks like plain wool but I'm not an expert in these things.
    Not sure, the picture isn't that good. Hope NYI sees your post.
     


  12. sol123

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    @kulata just message @NewYorkIslander I'm sure he will get back to you
     


  13. sol123

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    ps the @NewYorkIslander jacket is linen i think
     


  14. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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  15. Odd I/O

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    Thanks for the reply Despos.

    I am a bit hippy. Hip measurement is close to 38 inches. And single pleats and two inch cuffs are my personal preference. So I guess it's safer to go with 2m?
     


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