Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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  1. NewYorkIslander

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    Got some SWEET cloth from TailorsGrandaughter today...first there will be a three piece winter suit in heavy English tweed, next one a three piece spring/summer suit in LP with 50% mohair and 50% wool and the last I'm not sure...maybe a sportcoat, but may look to swap it...its 100% wool, and I just think its too yellowish brown for my complexion. If anyone is interested in a 2 yrd for 2 yrd swap for the last fabric, let me know. Frank will usually do that for me, and there's a piece I've had my eye on there, so if there's no interest, no worries. I'd be curious to see how you guys would have the mohair made up...I'm thinking 3 roll two, sb waistcoat, ff trousers with cuffs and two besom pockets, but I may opt to go flap, as if I want the besom look i could always just tuck them in. I'd go with a soft roll and 3.75" lapels, no lapels on the waistcoat and side tabs on the trousers with a hook and button extension. I'd definitely have it nice and trim, where as the heavier tweed I would go for much fuller ff trousers with cuffs trousers, 3 roll two, 4 " lapels, lapelled sb waistcoat with flaps and a ticket. Both would be very lightly canvassed with no shoulder padding. thoughts? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Would this interest anyoneVVV Would make a cool spring SC for someone with complimentary complexion [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    NYR, you might consider doing double forward pleats on the tweed 3-piece. I think that would look more complementary to the silhouette you're talking about. And I'm usually a FF guy FWIW. :)
     
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    NYR, I like the first two fabrics. It would be nice if mohair/wool was lighter. Why don't you try 3 roll 2.5 with 4" soft lapels for the first two. I haven't seen anything from Ercole in 3 to 2.5 roll, it maybe a good look for you.
    I have mixed feelings about the third fabric,I like it and dislike it,I guess I dislike it more,it is too obvious that it is vintage.
    Also,do you mind sharing his prices for suits and jackets?
     
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    His shit is so tight.
     
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    That Hardy/Minnis lambswool collection looks intriguing. I can't remember seeing any of the London tailors bringing that on their US trips.
     
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    oh noes ! blue trousers !

    Actually going to have a Charles Calyton "denim" wool that I will have made up as pants for sale. Gorgeous indigo "denim", a few heads should explode.

    After seeing this:

    I'm fully aboard the Solaro ship:

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    Ed - are you still getting something made up?



    Yes, a typical 3roll2, 2 patch suit in the herringbone. But I won't be wearing a Jerry Garcia tie nor schoolgirl shoes with it. And I'll wear socks.
     
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    After seeing this: [​IMG] Ed - are you still getting something made up?
    His shit is so tight.
    Don't worry, old men tend to shrink as they age... this will solve the problem of tightness
     
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    Don't worry, old men tend to shrink as they age... this will solve the problem of tightness

    It is what I'm telling my wife all the time...[​IMG]
     
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    what difference does some cashmere and vicuna do to a super 130s worsted?? edit: ^jap guy above- lapels too wide
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    Think the third fabric is going to be used for scarves...I'll make myself one, and if I like how it comes out, ed may have some competition...[​IMG]

    Maybe his first collab? PantasxNYR (just kidding Ed!)
     
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    Thoughts?


    For the pants line, an indigo "denim" Charles Clayton wool/silk. I love it, it's a great weight and can't wait to see "denim" office pants:

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    A Loro Piana brown/burgandy herringbone cashmere/wool for some panta pants:

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    A zegna cashmere gunclub for some panta waistcoats and possibly a sportcoat.

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    A grey herringbone wool/cashmere for an overcoat, it's 500 grams or so, can't do heavier than that:

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    How many gunclub sportcoats do you own, Ed? [​IMG]
     
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