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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Yeah mine is a Tonik 2000.

    Also, what weight is the new botany saw some in there that look great
     
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    PCK1 Senior member

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    What are some people's favorite books for odd trousers?

    I have used Crispaire a lot for versatile 3-season odd trousers...

    I'm looking to branch out beyond this.
     
  3. jerrybrowne

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    Molloy an sons tweeds for the winter. Fox brothers flannels for fall/ winter.
     
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  4. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    Minnis Fresco and Flannel are popular around here. I like and frequently wear both.
     
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  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Hard to beat H&S Dakota Plains for trousers - so many great options in there. VBC Golden flannel book has a lot of beautiful colors in the oatmeal and light brown flannels that have more mottling and are just more interesting than most flannels book. The Delino flannel book also has great colors for flannel trousers.
     
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  6. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    +1 to the Minnis options, and add the Drapers cavalry twill.
     
  7. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Anyone know anything about this Mirage book? I know it's not Harrisons. One of the cloths is labeled Lessona, but the phone number and URL listed in mill directories seems to be out of service. Are they still in business? Or is the Mirage book available through someone else?


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  8. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Iirc someone posted a couple weeks ago, saying it was the same cloth as Drapers but cheaper. Thanks for reminding us. Do they have that taupe I was interested in?
     
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    I posted on that, but I have not had a fitting with my tailor since. I will ask him who the distributor is as soon as I meet with him again.

    DL-
     
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  10. lordsuperb

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    Anyone get the LL dandy gunclub made up yet?
     
  11. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Wow. large scale there.
     
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    coolpapa Senior member

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    Ridiculously so in my opinion.
     
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    mimo Senior member

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  15. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    How so?
     
  16. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    There is a point with these kinds of patterns where a increase in scale means that the pattern itself becomes so dominant that tt merely draws attention to itself and there is no 'resolution' possible - perhaps in this case, if you were far enough way - like on another continent...

    Larger scale tends to work better with the pattern element being thinner or its other features being less dominant against a ground - like windowpane patterns, for example. Imagine thick windowpane patterns and how that would look instead.

    Of course this is why LL have called this a 'Dandy' version - they actually mean 'fop', as it's for those who really want to stand out in an ostentatious rather than an understated way. The vast majority here aren't going to like this.
     
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  17. forex

    forex Senior member

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    This looks ridiculous, maybe because it is a close up shot? This tweed looked much better from some other pictures I've seen.
     
  18. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    It looks pretty much like the Rubinacci coat on which it was based.

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  19. bdavro23

    bdavro23 Senior member

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    Quote:No. No it doesnt...
     
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  20. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    must be trolling
     
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