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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Bill Dlwgosh

    Bill Dlwgosh Senior member

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    Is there any particular bunch from Dugdale that's dedicate to odd jackets?
     
  2. Isolation

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    I can post some stuff if you like. They don't really have patterns well suited to jacketing, that's possibly their biggest limitation, but they have a large array of solids and subtle patterns. Some caldonaire tweed herringbone, new fine worsted for blazers, and linen or corduroy for SCs are great.
     
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    Fresco 520 is very nice. I have two suits in that material.

    I have a suit in a Dugdale navy pow that I like very much too. Can't comment on the details and the quality, but it is comfortable and wears well.
     
  5. Coxsackie

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    I have two jackets in Loro Piana fabric with linen in the blend. One is 43% wool/32% silk/25% linen and doesn't crease at all. The other is 50% cashmere/50% linen and creases quite a bit. So I'd say you need to look for something with substantially less than 50% linen.

    Cashmere/silk also works well as a summer fabric but of course it ain't cheap. Again, Loro Piana may be able to help.
     
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  9. Concordia

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    Hunters of Brora has just been sold, and when current stock is gone will no longer be selling individual lengths to tailors--- only bulk orders to RTW places.
     
  10. Pliny

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    Doh. that'll put jerybrowne's Shetland at a premium - no more custom runs then I'm guessing.
     
  11. jerrybrowne

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    ^^^^ I was wondering why they asked me to put the next order on hold..... It's a shame. Wonder if there will be blowout pricing for current stock.
     
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  12. francoamerican

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    Anybody have any recommendations for a solid colored version of something like this to be used for a summer jacket? Wool/linen or wool/linen/silk (but I'd like to avoid all linen).
     
  13. Pliny

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    So u mean a solid mid-grey wool/silk?
     
  14. francoamerican

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    yes but with a brown cast - and some linen in there. Thanks!
     
  15. Concordia

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    Harrisons has a new-ish Mirage line with that composition. Tailors very well. I don't know if that exact color will be in there.
     
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    Cross-post from the shirt-jacket thread:

    What's the consensus on shirt-jacket cloth? Benefits of linen vs. cotton?
     
  17. dieworkwear

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    I'd do linen if you want to wear it in the summer. Cotton could be good if you had a more textured fabric, such as moleskin or something, but that would better suit fall.
     
  18. dan'l

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    Thanks for the feedback; I think I'll go with linen.

    BTW, did you ever post pics of your shirt-jacket? I read in the other thread that you had one (or perhaps several) made up.
     
  19. dieworkwear

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    I had this linen safari jacket made a couple of years ago. It has a reverse pleat on the back for movement; half belted back; long sleeve gauntlets so I can roll the sleeves up; bellow pockets (mostly just to push the design more into jacket territory); and little snaps on the corners of the pocket flaps, to help keep them laying flat.


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  20. dan'l

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    Thanks for the pics! They actually look familiar (in hindsight, I most likely saw them on your website a while back).
     

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