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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Ahhh, this one is next on my que, why are you selling this one? T
     
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  2. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Went with others in my stash for summer, if I make it up it probably won't be till next year, rather sell and just get a grey lesser 8/9oz made up for this summer
     
  3. dan'l

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    I was pretty set on ordering Lessors 13oz in navy blue worsted (29758) for a SB suit, but then I thought that I should go for something in a bit lighter weight, since the suit should be as versatile as possible (I wear almost exclusively sport coats, and need a suit only a couple of times a year).

    I've been looking at the Lessors 11/12oz pics on the Harrisons' website and it is mighty tough to judge the colors (the pics on Merino Brothers' website, though better, haven't totally convinced me on the true color). Any suggestions for which swatches I should order? Seems that herringbone pattern, hopsack and twills are all interspersed throughout the book.
     
  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This would actually be an awesome name for a company that does classic English clothing. Could also do a 'Lessee' diffusion line.
     
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  5. dan'l

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    Jeez, I totally missed my typo. :facepalm:

    Anyways, suggestions?
     
  6. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Any other LL cloth's you are thinking about discarding?
     
  7. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Would also profit on the people who mistake them for Lessers. Double win.
     
  8. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Dormeuil Royal 12.
     
  9. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    That's it for now
     
  10. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    can u link a pic Slickman?
     
  11. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Sure, PICTURE it's the one all the way on the left
     
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  12. SimonC

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    Two lengths of the much-missed Minnis Rangoon. Not sure which will be funded first:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Merino Bros

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    If 100% mohair is the composition,the mohair must be finest to avoid being stiff and cracking. That's why it is very rare to find a 100% Mohair good quality cloth in the market.

    For your information, this Harrisons Evolution 100%Mohair is significantly more expensive than Lumbs Golden Bale, Harrisons Grand Cru (Super 150's) or Premier Grand Cru (Super 180's and Cashmere), and close to Pure Cashmere[​IMG]. We have several clients ordered this recently and we note the cloth is not stiff at all. [​IMG]
     
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  14. Pliny

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  15. macjedi

    macjedi Senior member

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    Just bumping, as I'd like to get some advise on a Kent Wang CMT…

     
  16. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Depends on what you like and how well their particular tailor can execute either style. I think the neapolitan thing should be left to those who were taught to cut and sew it that way. Just out of curiosity how does the fitting process work, I assume this isn't traditional bespoke.
     
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    Thanks Slickman! This is MTM. The process is outlined here. I was fitted at a trunk show, but I think most are done via photos and email.

    I guess my real question is would the heavy W.Bill linen cloth be a good match for that type of shoulder, or is it best reserved for lighter weight fabrics?
     
  18. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    I have a "heavy" linen sport jacket w/ the neapolitan shoulder, looks great, but it was cut by a neapolitan tailor. I even have it on HEAVY tweed sport jackets, it actually works fine because a built up shoulder with fabric that thick will look more roped than it really is.
     
  19. jedwards

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    What are people describing as "heavy" ? And what brand?

    I saw the Irish linen w bill book the other day and everything was only 11oz.
     
  20. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Mine is a 14oz linen from scabal's pure linen book, at least 3 years old so idk if the weight has been changed or if it still exists
     
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