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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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    Please explain the difference.
     
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  2. Cantabrigian

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    Also P&H Hartwist - I believe 32136
     
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  3. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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  4. Despos

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    I don't think this is so
     
  5. Eustace Tilley

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    Dugdale has a few nice patterns in their new Magdale Tweed collection.
     
  6. Slickman

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    Hopefully we'll find out soon
     
  7. Cantabrigian

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    That would be nice. I like birdseye more than nailhead for summer.


    But it's Manton and he's never wrong.
     
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    I'd be interested in the AFB fresco.
     
  9. jerrybrowne

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    Okay gents. Having a new Polo coat made up in camelhair. Can any W.Bill experts weigh in? Here are the options. My favorite is 35231, 400g. It seems a bit thin for a Polo coat, and for Boston winters. Thoughts?

    TIA

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  10. Despos

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    Take a look at the 2 camelhair samples in Harrison's Topcoat book. May be the same weight, not sure. Colors are great.
     
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  12. Cantabrigian

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    ^ probably the best bet.

    239 looks nice though is less practical.

    246 is cool though not really a polo coat sort of fabric if that's what you have in mind.
     
  13. Slickman

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    35231 color is great, but 400g is a bit light, I've been disappointed by most camel fabrics i've seen, all sponge, no density, another idea for a custom run....
     
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    I'd definitely be interested. 239 is my favorite of those. I'm thinking of getting a Polo coat made up in something like that eventually.
     
  15. Eustace Tilley

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    I have 235, and I think its the best of the lot.
     
  16. dieworkwear

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    I've also been thinking about having a polo coat made. Would be interested in 231 or 239, but in a heavier weight.
     
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    How warm is camel compared to wool, cashmere and alpaca? Are the fibers hollow? (and is it scratchy?)
     
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  18. jerrybrowne

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    Thanks for all of the replies guys. Despos, I checked out the Harrison's Camelhair online. They look nice. Before I request samples though, any idea what the weight is?

    TIA
     
  19. Despos

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    Won't know until I can check the book on Wednesday. The website didn't provide the weight. Pretty sure it is minimum 400gr, don't remember if it is heavier. Used the darker shade to make a polo 2 years ago. Cloth was great. Haven't tried W. Bill so I am unable to provide a comparison.
     
  20. Manton

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    my swatch says the Harrison camel hair is 620g
     

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