Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. tdude

    tdude Senior member

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    I'd say it's more maroon/wine. Pretty subdued. Not really red.
     


  2. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    jrd: did you already ordered the green one? I like the four of them, but if I have to choose one the one with the blue window pane.
     


  3. jrd617

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    the one like your jacket? dark green?

    i ordered it :nodding:
     


  4. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Nice! [​IMG] Who is making it? [​IMG]
     


  5. emptym

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  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    ^ EmptyM, I've considered getting a green herringbone like that one. Howard Yount had one on deep discount a few years ago.

    That's a nice color on it's own.

    Green is a tricky color for sportcoats. I think that particular shade of green/grey tweed is too light. It might give you a "Northern Lights" effect with grey flannels, etc. The way to check this is with a desaturation in Photoshop: http://www.styleforum.net/t/377391/friday-challenge-jan-24-2014-northern-lights/0_50#post_6880114

    When I picked out the green swatches, I was considering them on their own and not in the context of grey pants. Hence why I ended up with a lot in lighter shades.

    Looking back, I think fall/winter weather sportcoats looks better when they're significantly darker than the pants. That's what Cantabrigian was getting at with his comment.
     
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  7. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Ya, I typically prefer darker sport coats too. The one I posted is fairly dark. Plus, I pretty much never wear pants as dark as in that northern lights challenge. It goes very well w/ med. gray, light gray, and cream, or blue jeans.

    Here's a very blurry pic of it w/ a pair of stone pants. Not a great pic, but it shows the contrast pretty well:
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    Not my classroom, btw. I was just a guest.
     
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  9. eilay

    eilay Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone, this is my first time choosing a cloth. I'm getting a mid-grey MTM suit, and I'm looking for a soft fabric that wears well. I'm considering a Zegna Cool Effect 190gr and an Ariston 270gr S130. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on how these two compare? Thanks!

    If images will help:
    Zegna (top left):
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    Ariston (2nd row, left or middle column):
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  10. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Beautiful matching tie and beautiful ... congratulations. I like this pairing more than the other.
     


  11. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Everyone went with the larger scale Connery barleycorn?
     


  12. aravenel

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    No experience with either of those, but 190gr is very, very light. I'd be worried that a fabric like that would never drape well.
     
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    Nice shade, but "lightweight" + "flannel" [​IMG]
     


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    lysandar Senior member

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    Sounds contradictory, but a possibility in tropical climates with judicious levels of air-conditioning. Plus it's difficult to find lightweight worsteds with that level of depth and variegation...
     


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