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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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    Mood is the fabric store they use to source for Project Runway, if you didn't know
     
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    Excuse my ignorance but is this considered a 3r2 buttoning point?

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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Looks like a true 3b. You typically do not see the top button on a 3r2 (it's under the rolled lapel)
     
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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Roll 2 is the trad Brooks blazer. A real 2-button with an extra buttonhole cut in.

    The pic seems to want to roll 2.5, and probably will after it's broken in.

    When you see a real 3-button roll 3 on Savile Row, it looks a bit like a Norfolk jacket: 3 buttons showing, never fewer.
     
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  6. DavidLane

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    Try Pacific Blue Denims here: http://pacificbluedenims.com/index.php?p=catgp&id=30

    They even send out samples. Really nice to work with too.

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    Forgot to mention they have minimums of 1 roll, kind of an important detail to mention.

    I would be in for a group buy if there were enough interested.
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    Thoughts?
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I do - very comfortable to wear but don't expect the bulletproof draping of a heavy flannel. It's a different animal

     
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  10. venividivicibj

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    How is the depth of the fabric (of the worsted flannel vs the woolen)?
     
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    Those look really promising. I'm personally looking for fabrics in a lighter color, so I'll check out the site. Thanks for the tip. And thank you to everyone else who chimed in on my question.
     
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    How much is one roll, and what do they normally charge per yard/meter?
     
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    Count me in for the group buy
     
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    If any of you are in Hong Kong, you can source cut lengths of denim or casual shirting fabric pretty easily.

    But what are you guys planning to make with denim? Most tailors don't know how to handle denim, and these kinds of shirts should be washed at an industrial laundry.
     
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    I would be very interested, though if we went for denim I guess some japanese selvedge would be the best, but very interested nevertheless.
     
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    At the very least I knew my tailor frequently makes denim dress trousers and dress shirts for clients with Zegna cotton. What I have seen was always very good and practical.

    I guess the typical tailor will not be able to handle the metal trimmings e.g. metal button fly.
     
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    Those fabrics are prewashed. For example, Albini has a range of lightweight denim fabrics that are prewashed to be made into casual shirts. But you won't get the highs and lows at the seams.
     
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    This is a good point. Depending on the look you want, it's worth keeping in mind that a tailor-made shirt using these fabrics is going to look very different from what you might see from a RTW brand. The puckering on the seams, for one, which is created through special washes.

    Proper Cloth is an online MTM shirt company that's doing a special run of garment-washed denim shirts right now. (They advertise on a site I work for, but I bought my shirt for full price, no discounts). I received it a few days ago. The fit is pretty good, although I just sent them one of my Ascot Chang shirts to copy.

    Still, even with that, it's mostly the kind of shirt you'd wear with dress trousers and a sport coat.
     
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    I have only bought 14oz. white oak denim from them to be made up as jeans by Luxire. I honestly cannot remember the price, they are only a call/email away for pricing.
     

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