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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That espresso hopsack would make a nice casual jacket.
     
  2. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Are those weight ranges above for both Hemp/Cotton blends (are there pure hemp options?) AND linens?

    If so, that's quite intriguing.
     
  3. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    6'2.

    3-piece...and I always buy extra just in case.
     
  4. hirschlederne

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    That looks almost like a Donegal tweed. Cool stuff.
     
  5. dieworkwear

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    Thanks. I'll definitely let you know as this takes shape.



    I'll see what I can do. The good news is that with the right confetti, a Donegal can be custom colorized in any number of ways.


    I was told 60m, at least as of last year. 20m seems like an awfully small run, especially if you're asking for something custom and not just a re-run of an old cloth.


    They're not as well-priced, but FWIW, Drapers has some nice, chunky, plain weave linens that look like some of the cloths at the top of your post.
     
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  6. lordsuperb

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    I guess not, but I can barely wear the stuff I have now without coworkers asking questions.
     
  7. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Are the questions because you own so many, or because you like to wear purple SCs
     
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  8. Flake

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    Mine should be on its way soon. I ordered enough for a 3p, but still debating having it made up as DB instead. Also debating which tailor. Good problems to have, though!
     
  9. lordsuperb

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    You're as cold as ice Charlie Murphy!!!

    i don't have many to garner forum cred, but more than enough to get pestered by coworkers. The purple jacket is coming, but first the LL Windsor houndstooth.
     
  10. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Drapers stuff seems really expensive, at least that airy hopsack was.

    Not sure I'd call it a hopsack, though it may be technically. It's a really large weave, w/ each square about 1/8". They'd all make great jackets. Heavy, but comfy. Ideal for SF and plane travel imo.

    Yep.
     
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  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I can't imagine airy hopsack prices topping that $155/yard quote
     
  12. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    I love that airy hopsack...
     
  13. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    I visited the P Johnson guys when they were here, thinking I might order a sport coat in the airy hopsack. But in their Roma line, which has suits starting at 1600, a sport coat in Drapers airy hopsack was $2150, iirc. Def over 2100.
     
  14. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Well... I'm pretty sure that a jacket length is not $700, so whatever is going there, good for them!
     
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  15. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    Question: I have some cloth that I am holding on to and don't plan to have made up in the near future...is there anything I should know or do to protect it for longer term storage?
     
  16. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    I'm in for whatever dieworkwear is making :)
     
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  17. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    u mean the green and puple hacking jacket with contrast stitching and astrakhan collar?
     
  18. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    Yup, two please!
     
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  19. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    i want a full astrakhan overcoat...
     
  20. Grammaton Cleric

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    This. Moonbeam is great stuff - great hand, great durability.
     

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