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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Stefan88

    Stefan88 Senior member

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    Thanks again for the suggestion. Tailor prefers british cloth, so will probably stick to the Mersolair, and it's always reassuring to hear that he recommends this cloth too.
    Checked out the Merino Brothers site, and the pictures were very good. Nice to also see the texture.
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    Like the look and texture of this, and sounds like a heavier cloth. Being in Norway that shouldn't be a bad thing.

    These two also looked nice:
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  2. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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    another idea might be w bill http://www.merinobrothers.com/#!w-bill-linen/c1efo
     
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  3. Stefan88

    Stefan88 Senior member

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  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nice. Although I think that's last year's collection - I have a jacket in 4C made by our mutual friend. 3C is the one NMWA bought up.
     
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  5. Xancatrius

    Xancatrius Senior member

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    Does anybody still have any lengths of that tobacco fresco left?
     
  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    I'm pretty sure someone mentioned recently that they are getting rid of a length...can't remember who. Mine was put to good use. :slayer:
     
  7. kolecho

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    I am buying in bulk some 310g 60% kid mohair/40% wool William Halstead mid navy huckaback weave hopsack. It's marketed as a jacketing but some have used it for trousers as well.

    Here is a scan that compares it to some identical (colour aside) cloths that are made for Caccioppoli (bottom left and right). The one I am looking to buy (middle swatch) is a shade of navy in between the two made for Caccioppoli (bottom left: standard navy, bottom right: light navy). This colour is not stock supported.

    I need to buy the whole roll to get a good price on it. Please PM if you are interested in getting some. Price is USD60/metre. Shipping for a jacket length is USD50; suit length is USD70. The cloth is ready now. You can expect to receive the cloth within a couple of weeks after I get enough interest to buy the whole piece.


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  8. hippotamus

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  9. hippotamus

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    Many thanks for the help @bamboo and @Pliny on Clissold

    Sure will be getting some cut when I am there next

    From my memory they do look "thicker" as most old school English fabric so hopefully will turn into some Fall / Winter stuff.
     
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  10. Shinystuffbuyer

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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  12. jedwards

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    :inlove: Anyone able to advise how I can order a sample of the Drapers fabric? Thanks
     
  13. jrd617

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    try emailing them. all the UK mills I've asked for samples from have obliged. they probably speak english at drapers

    http://www.drapersitaly.it/contact

    or if in the USA, write to Jodek, their American distributor
     
  14. hippotamus

    hippotamus Senior member

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    If they are the same.....then the price point....
     
  15. hirschlederne

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    The red camo has now been turned into two shirts (long sleeve, short sleeve).

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    Colour accuracy is strictly not guaranteed. :)
     
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  16. yasu10s

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    3 of my fabrics are going to be funded soon.
    1. LL RAF Mistral 18oz
    2. Minnis Oxford Grey Fresco 8/9oz
    3. LL RAF POW Piuma 11oz

    Cant wait to see em made up
     
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  17. DavidLane

    DavidLane Senior member

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    I recently purchased a Navy linen/cotton button down, and I am not struggling on how to wear it.

    It will be at home in very casual (non sport coat) situations, but I wanted to see if anyone had suggestions on how to wear it with a sport coat? What colors, trousers etc.?
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    TIA, and as always I appreciate the feedback.

    Best,

    DL-
     
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  18. DavidLane

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    Also funded my @dieworkwear tobacco fresco, first commission with @Ercoles .

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  19. RogerC

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    I find dark shirts very difficult to combine (and hence have been getting rid of the few ones I had). Black-white herringbone summer jacket?
     
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  20. dieworkwear

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    Really casual jackets in a light color would work. A tan linen suit, for example.
     
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