Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Looking back I wish I had gotten in on that too. Fox is now out of their stocked version and unclear when they will make again.
     


  2. Knox

    Knox Senior member

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    I'm all in for the Breanish PoW, providing it's the classic maroonish-brown/cream with navy border check.
     


  3. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Anyone still up for the tan/sand colored linen?
     


  4. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Got my Moon herringbone tweed in choc brown today. Shetland wool. What a bargain at 2.5 meters for $75 shipped USA!

    Highly recommended.

    They have lots of awesome jacketing.

    http://www.moons.co.uk/apparel/jacketing/
     
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  5. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Great fabrics and very nice colors
     


  6. archetypal_yuppie

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    Any thoughts on Loro Piana "Zelander Dream"?
     


  7. DavidLane

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    I would lean towards 22 first then on to 11. I would rather error on the side of them being tan rather than gray. 19 looks rather gray to me, could be my monitor too.

    Here are couple of pairs of Incotex bottom is a fawn flannel and top is a mid gray worsted. If 19 falls in this camp it would be great. Hard to tell from the image.
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  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Anyone know what a good weight is for a linen jacket?

    I've heard it should be on the heavier side so it 'rumples' and doesn't 'wrinkle/crease'
     


  9. archibaldleach

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    Linen can be tricky, because if you get something too heavy it will start to wear a bit warm and defeat the purpose of having a linen jacket in the first place. It will depend on your heat tolerance and how you want to wear it, but I wouldn't go above 11 ounces personally. No matter what, it's linen so whether you have rumples or wrinkles, it's going to be a more relaxed look and not perfectly clean, so you're basically deciding what form you want its imperfections to take.
     


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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Yes, one pretty much needs to embrace the wrinkles and rumbles with linen.
     


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    Don't think this thread has been used before to get a special run together for tie silk. If not appropriate I'm happy to delete my post here. Anyway I'm trying to get people together to do a special run of a vintage-like grenadine in one or more of these colourways

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    The ties will be made by Patrizio Cappelli. More details in this thread:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/387153/...un-garza-to-be-made-by-patrizio-cappelli/0_30
     
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  12. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Thanks! Any recommendations for best linen books? Looking for a nice tan/sand color
     
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    Assuming this is for the garza special run;

    Cost is for normal 3 fold: €100, 5 fold: €120, and 7 fold €140. We need a minimum of 5 ties to make the 7 fold, and 12 ties for the 3 fold.

    It will be an MTO/bespoke tie, so anyone participating can decide width/length/number of folds.

    All info in the thread linked to in my earlier post.
     


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    I'm down for no.6 or no.3
     


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    22 and 23 looks the best to my eyes

    I have the Howard Yount pants that is about one shade darker than 23

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