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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. NOBD

    NOBD Distinguished Member

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    Brown Donegal tweed an option, apropos?

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  2. TRINI

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  3. George

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    I am familiar with that herringbone, and also the Minnis plaid, but neither quite fit what I picture in my mind's eye. I already have 3 herringbones in my closet and would like to try something else, and the Minnis while beautiful looks more like suiting to me. I am also happy for the fabric to be a nice solid tweed in the aforementioned pattern, should anyone have a recommendation for that.
    There's a brown barleycorn in the J.G.Hardy Worsted Allsport book that might interest you. There are also some pinheads, but not in brown. Brown barleycorn: [​IMG]
     


  4. George

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    Thanks...not feeling it as much as the birdseye.
    That picture of the Brown plaid from Minnis does not do that cloth justice. It is much richer in person and has a beautiful finish.
     


  5. TRINI

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    That picture of the Brown plaid from Minnis does not do that cloth justice. It is much richer in person and has a beautiful finish.

    No doubt. It's just that if you're looking for a donegal or birdseye, a windowpane isn't gonna do it for you.
     


  6. George

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    No doubt. It's just that if you're looking for a donegal or birdseye, a windowpane isn't gonna do it for you.
    Aye.
     


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    ^^ I think thats a barleycorn rather than birdseye. IMO barleycorn is much better for a SC

    True. But I have yet to find a source for barleycorn flannel so I was thinking if birdseye would be close enough.
     


  8. Concordia

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    Bear in mind that my options are fairly limited as I need to get it from somewhere that sells to the public - which, in the UK, seems to be Huddersfield Fine Worsteds.

    Just a note to the boring: the Minnis/Hardy Dorchester collection is discontinued, but they still have a few on the HFW site. Not 1909, sadly-- I have that in a DB and as much as I don't care for brown suits, it's a stunner. But they do have the very dark grey pick&pick, which is just the thing if you want something durable and sober.
     


  9. TRINI

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    This came in the mail today: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  10. ginlimetonic

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    Just bought 5 lengths of fabric, each long enough to make 1 pair of pants, for HKD400/USD55 each. Its a vicuna blend, with wool/cashmere. 3 are fully funded and spoken for, 2 are wrapped in cloth probably to be commissioned on my next trip to HK. All of them are shades of grey colors, with faint patterns.

    Also made 1 dormeil mid-grey colored suit. Pictures ready when done next week.
     


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    This came in the mail today:

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    That looks fascinating, where'd you get it?

    Just bought 5 lengths of fabric, each long enough to make 1 pair of pants, for HKD400/USD55 each. Its a vicuna blend, with wool/cashmere. 3 are fully funded and spoken for, 2 are wrapped in cloth probably to be commissioned on my next trip to HK. All of them are shades of grey colors, with faint patterns.

    Also made 1 dormeil mid-grey colored suit. Pictures ready when done next week.


    Could I inquire where this can be found?
     


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    Could I inquire where this can be found?


    Hong Kong - requires a license to be able to legally sell vicuna textiles. Ask your local iThug.
     


  14. gazman70k

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    Hong Kong - requires a license to be able to legally sell vicuna textiles. Ask your local iThug.

    We don't go by that name anymore.
     


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    That looks fascinating, where'd you get it?

    Thanks. It's Porter & Harding Thornproof 62016.
     


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