Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Classic Car

    Classic Car Senior member

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    If the cloth is worsted type, I still think 1.5m is enough except your total pant length is over 43 inches. On the safe side, 1.7m is good enough.
     
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  3. marcodalondra

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    I am 6 feet tall, 36 inch waist and get French pleats (forward) and cuffs. My trousermaker ask for 160cm of regular width fabric and 170cm if patterned. My tailor, for suit, will squeeze it in with 3.3m for a 2 piece suit.
     
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    hirschlederne Senior member

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    48 yards of Madras from these guys. Will be turned into shirts sooner or later this year. :)

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  5. sprout2

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    I've seen Fox sometimes refer to a weave that looks like a small-scale, less extruded diamond twill as "pheasant's eye." Any idea what the heck this is?
     
  6. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I just ordered a bunch of some like that, and snagged some bleeding stuff off eBay. So Ascot Chang will have a little work to do between now and the end of June.
     
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    sprout2 Senior member

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    I thought those required a group order -- or is that not the case?
     
  8. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Y'all hating on Solaro but just willfully purchasing multiple lengths of bleeding madras?

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  9. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There are minimums-- different levels depending on whether they can serve you from the US or if they have to order from India. But it's not expensive cloth. Even taking hugely conservative lengths to cover the pattern and breast pocket, shipping, and duty, it's about $35/shirt.
     
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  10. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Senior member

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    can anyone recommend a fabric book where I can find a worsted version of a brown houndstooth (heavier weight) like the one in the picture?

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  11. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    I think the Dugdale English Classics has a brown houndstooth, but it is slightly lighter. If you're looking for jacketings, you may also want to check out the Holland and Sherry jacketing books.
     
  12. Classic Car

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    I prefer Dugdale because it is only GBP 29.19 per meter exclude shipping, super value to me at this quality.
     
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    NorCal_1 Senior member

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    Thanks guys, but the Dugdale is brown and cream as opposed to brown and black

    Dugdale swatch:

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    I'm hoping for something darker, like this:

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    Dugdale's is more like this:

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  14. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    GOLDFINGER TWEED UPDATE, APRIL 10

    I have a price for the tweed in option 1a (Larger scale pictured in swatch image, 450 grams (15.9 oz)

    It will run $33.50 per meter, plus shipping from the UK

    We are definitely doing an order for 1a.

    If there's sufficient interest, we can also do a smaller scale barleycorn cloth. But we're filling up the 1a order first since that's what @gdl203 and @Despos are interested in. They're both interested in 10 meters


    1a) Larger scale pictured in swatch image, 450 grams (15.9 oz) $33.50 per meter -- EXCELLENT price
    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. tchoy

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    That is Mark Cho from The Armoury wearing his Liverano jacket. Someone else on the forum was trying to source this fabric I forgot who it was. He even send an email to The Armoury but the reply was the fabric is no longer available. It's a summer weight jacket it may have been from one of the Drapers book.
     

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