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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. sprout2

    sprout2 Distinguished Member

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    I understand. I mean that, Fox's pedigree aside, I don't think it will hold up well, nor be appropriate for your climate. See this comment from Will:

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  2. lysandar

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    Thanks for the info. I was speculating that it might make for a good odd jacket, but you are right that Will's feedback should be taken into account.
     


  3. TRINI

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    My A. Moon chocolate shetland herringbone came in last week.

    Many thanks to @jrd617 for putting me on to it.

    It'll make a nice 3 patch suit this winter.
     


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    Close but no cigar, I saw a bright emerald Donegal in a shop window a while back and I've been looking for it since, with yellow gorse and royal blue neps. It was a real Wizard of Oz green.
     


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    Well, on the other hand, I have a an odd jacket in the lightweight Fox navy. As I understand it, the warp is worsted while the weft is woollen (or Vice versa). I have had it for two years now and worn it quite regularly. It seems to hold up quite well and is not too wrinkle sensitive. That said, I would hesitate making trousers out of it.
     


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    RogerC - Do you have a shot of it in the wild? Maybe one of your WAYWTs? Curious to see how it's held up over 2 years of wear.
     


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    Middle is great. Will probably do an SC in that fabric for fall.
     


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    +1 Would love to see a shot of it. I'm close to pulling the trigger...
     


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    Unfortunately, not at the moment. I'm traveling now and will be back next week. Will post a pic then, weather permitting. I must say, it wears heavier than its weight (although I do wear warm), and I mainly use it for temperatures between 0 and 15 degrees with a topcoat, and perhaps five degrees warmer without.
     


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    Random question:

    I was out of town at a store that did Samuelsohn MTM and looking at their fabric swatches. In there most recent spring jacket section, there was a fabric "85019k". Anyone know how or if I could determine what fabric this is or simply a picture of it online?

    I should have snapped a picture while in the store, but forgot.

    Thanks.
     


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    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Can anyone recommend a particularly good navy worsted flannel? Something that's substantial and won't shine up easily. Looking for a fall/winter weight sportcoat cloth
     
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    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Still waiting to hear back from Reid & Taylor. A little disappointing. I would have liked to have had everyone submitting payment information now.

    It seems that they did not fully grasp that this was a group order, with everyone paying separately. (London Lounge style)

    I made it abundantly clear that this was a group order for tweed enthusiasts who would be paying separately, and linked them to the thread every step of the way. They're saying that they usually ship out a roll of fabric in one big roll to a single garment industry customer. I am a private citizen and don't have the equipment or space to do the cutting.

    They are now referring me to a distributor who may be able to process the orders. (Cut the cloth, ship it to everyone).
     
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  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Not flannel per se, but some of the swatches look flannel like. Harrison's P&B Universal.
     


  15. archetypal_yuppie

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    hahahaha. I was wondering how the mechanics of this transaction were going to work.

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    Lots of faith in groups of strangers + the expectation that a far upstream supplier would also act as retail distributor.

    This. Is. TWEEEEEEEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     


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