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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I just think it is a material that wears out pretty fast and also the stretching and shrinking of cotton is a deterrent to paying the cost of labor for bespoke. I have had RTW cotton suits, but honestly I think lighter weight open weave wools wear cooler and have none of the downsides that cotton does. I do understand the desire for the look and texture of cotton though, but, IME, that look and texture isn't very cool wearing.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I got a bespoke cotton suit in 2004 that is still going strong. It's a little faded but that actually adds to its summer charm.
     
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  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Another issue that I had with the cotton fading was it faded in all of the, well, wrong spots. I'm a sweaty Italian and the taint area, ass, and underarms of the jacket began to fade. Also the knees because for whatever reason I have very sweaty knees. So basically it began to look disgusting, not in any way charming.
     
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    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Endless possibilities for jokes....
     
  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    That is incorrect! [​IMG]
     
  7. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I'll confess that this is why I'm getting mine. It'll probably my only cotton suit.
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    I got a couple cotton twill suits made by Luxire because they're willing and able to make them completely deconstructed and prewash the fabric. That lets me machine wash the whole thing, which his helpful for wear in hot weather and for developing a soft, lived-in look and feel. I might try one in corduroy next.
     
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  9. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Selling some tan piuma and dieworkwear's recent run of tobacco fresco at cost if anyone is interested

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  10. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That tan Piuma is very nice stuff.
     
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    coolpapa Senior member

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    It really is. I wish he'd offered it for sale a week ago, I just ordered a suit in a tan Harrison's Mystique and would have given the Piuma a shot. :D
     
  12. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    Thanks for the input. I am pretty sure I saw a Caccioppoli book at my last NSM visit.

    As for a bespoke cotton suit, I haven't found anything that fits off the rack, I'm BSAS (broad-shouldered and short.) And I like the worn-in look a cotton suit gets over time. This wouldn't be for business, or daily wear.
     
  13. ~ B ~

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    Any interest in joining in a custom run of large-scale houndstooth and windowpane linen suiting? And perhaps other patterns (feel free to suggest), along with solid racing green and solid dark purple (looks almost like navy except close-up)
     
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  14. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    interested.
     
  15. ~ B ~

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    Great, anything in particular?
     
  16. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    What colours are the houndstooths (houndsteeth?)?
     
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    Right now it's totally open, but I'm thinking classic colours like blue/cream, tan/cream etc. We could essentially recreate tweed or flannel patterns into spring/summer suiting+jacketing. I say suiting+jacketing because the resulting jacket could be worn as a sportcoat or part of a suit, adding to its versatility.
     
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  18. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    Is there stuff that you have for me ~B~?
     
  19. jerrybrowne

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    How about recreating the LL brown large scale houndstooth? Or something like a gunclub or shepherd's check? Also would love a faux tweed linen herringbone that is larger scale than what is available.
     
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    PMed you :D
     

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