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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I've been having a hard time getting the kind of brown I want. I'd like something like this, but all of HFW's samples are a bit too dark and slightly too red. I'm essentially hoping for something like khaki chinos, but in flannel.

    Thought about going to Fox, but their flannels are a little too mottled. I love them in everything else; just not sure they're right for this.

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  2. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Only time I've ever heard of mottling being bad.

    I'd be in for a run of a charcoal -off white houndstooth (similar to the minnis 656)
     
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    If I sent fox flannel the swatch from the picture on your behalf would they be able to replicate it?
     
  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I'm in touch with Fox and I have those pants in that photo. So I can send it to them. I'm just not sure mottling would look good in this color. I like mottled blues and greys -- even dark browns. But do people think it would be good for tan?
     
  5. Andy57

    Andy57 Senior member

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    Wouldn't that resemble an oatmeal look or texture? I think it would be fine. Not necessarily what you're trying to accomplish, but pleasant in its own right.
     
  6. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I do love my oatmeal in the morning.
     
  7. baromatic

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    Just looked at my Australian oats oatmeal and found some flecks of darker variety (like stone milled type), but for Quaker 1-minute they are clean of much "texture". [​IMG]

    Dieworkwear, are you keen on the texture of Fox's cricket club or is that too molted?
     
  8. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Yeah. Definitely agree this could be a nice look.
     
  9. dieworkwear

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    I suppose I should ask Fox if we can get a sample, and then just see whether or not we like it. If I hadn't seen the cricket club flannel, I would have thought that would look better unmottled as well, but photos of it seem nice.

    Anyway, I'll contact Fox this week.
     
  10. JayH

    JayH Senior member

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    Carnet solaro would be the best summer wool option. 260 grams, super 130s.

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  11. bebop d

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    Interesting comment. I personally prefer the cotton version because I want a suit for summer but also because I want it to wrinkle and bag and look more comfortable and lived in than a wool suit will.
     
  12. Dinjango

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    The Smith version is quite heavy (11/12 oz) and does not have a very open weave. Not the best cloth for summer. But it has a nicer texture compared to the italian ones.
     
  13. Knox

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    Anybody up for a custom Breanish Tweed run?

    BTW, I hear there will be a new 10 oz. Shetland book this fall.
     
  14. DavidLane

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    Does any one have any IRL images of the VBC Navy flannel below:
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    Thank you for your help. I am looking to make up a 3 patch blazer for the fall, and I like the mottling in the cloth, but I cannot get an idea of what it would look like in natural light/non-studio lighting.

    Best,

    DL-
     
  15. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    I'm down, but it's really hard to get this going if you're in the US....
     
  16. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why-- what are their minimums?
     
  17. jerrybrowne

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    ''

    When I brought up the possibility of a custom run with Breanish, they told me to contact their US distributor, Jodek.

    Jodek showed no interest. I'm told that things are easier in Europe, however.....
     
  18. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe I'll place a phone call the next time I'm in England. I have a college e-mail and address that might work as a mail drop.
     
  19. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I can work with my Jodek sales rep on a special run if anyone needs a US point person. I'd be concerned about cost on Breanish - between the cost per yard and the width, it gets up there
     
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  20. Jaybarron

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    I have a vest and pants in David's mottled flannel run, and they're some of my favorite winter clothes. It combines really well with a wide range of other stuff, and I think the mottling enhances its versatility.
     

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