Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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  1. unbelragazzo

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    We've got some samples from Fox now:

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    Personally I think the top left, 19.19, is really very nice and would be my first choice. 11 is also nice but a little too peachy, and 22 a little darker than I had envisioned. These samples are in a lighter weight, but the idea is to go back to Fox and ask them to make up something in a 15 oz weight. Thoughts?
     


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    Is that photo color corrected from the first one you showed me? If the colors are accurate on this one, then I agree, the top left is the best.
     
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    Thanks, unbel. Frankly, I was hoping for something more like 22 or 23.

    19 strikes me as being a bit too light.
     


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    I think I prefer 11 to 19.19 but would be fine with either.
     


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    Agreed, too light. 22 is very good. Is that a golden cast it has to it?
     


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    Yep - check your email.


    The lightness is part of the point though - darker colors similar to 22 or 23 are not as tough to find. That said, if there were enough support to do a run of something like the 19 and something like the 22 as well, I'd be open to that, and would probably get both myself. 22 would be nice as a suit too I think.
     
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    I have 22 as a pair of trousers. I like them, but agree with Unbel that the color works better as a suit.

    Think of 19 as khaki chinos. That's how I think of this color anyway. Here's an example of a pair of flannels I bought from Howard Yount. I've found them to be really, really useful. Second to only mid-gray, and better than light gray, IMO.

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    Btw, are the pictured stock fabrics?
     


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    19.19 and 11 are the closest to the project idea (the DiCaprio flannel trousers)

    19.19 has a colder vibe (yellow/maize tinge) whereas 11 has a warmer vibe (brown/peach tinge).

    All others, while nice, don't really jibe with the original idea. I think 23 is a better color than 22 personally. 22 is a bit of a flat taupe color - something too 1970's for me.
     
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    Whoops. Meant mine are 23, not 22. I agree 22 isn't that appealing. 23 is nice, but admittedly not that versatile. At least FME.
     


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    I'm wearing flannel pants today from VBC that looks much like 19.19. Consider looking at the VBC flannel book before going through the trouble of commissioning the cloth.
     


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    I know that cloth, if it's the same one I'm thinking of (i.e., the one used for the HY in Derek's pic above). It's lighter in weight than what I want, and I think the version I saw was worsted flannel, although not totally sure about that.
     
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    Yeah that sounds like the one. A bit yellow gray worsted flannel.
     


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    I'm going for a heavier woolen instead.
     


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    BTW I also have the 13 oz woolen Fox cream flannel that Will made a couple years ago and I think plenty warm. 15 oz might be a bit too much for a woolen.
     


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