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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 Well-Known Member

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  3. Mr. Six

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    Thinking about having a suit made up with Smith Botany 3564. I like the color, weight, and texture a lot (it's got flannel-like fuzziness). I can't decide if I think the stripes are too close together. They're about a half-inch apart. Thoughts?

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  4. EliodA

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    Half-inch apart is fine. I wouldn't go closer than that, though. And not much wider, either. But that's just my preference.
     
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  5. Pliny

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    Just received a swatch of the William Halstead 3-ply navy mohair. I'm impressed by the body, and by the lack of shine. Tossing up between this and the Dormeuil Tonik 2000, a 2 ply.


    Appreciate advice/opinions. I'm looking for drape without shine. (okay, maybe a little shine)
     
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    Depends what you are looking for. Both are really good choice.

    However, Tonik 2000 do have a slight luxe feel.
     
  7. Slickman

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    Pliny, have you checked out cape kid from harrisons? Swatches ive seen were really nice, but it is expensive
     
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    Tonik 2000 equals awesome :slayer:

    Have a tuxedo on the way using dormeuil tonik.
     
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  9. Pliny

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    that's a 60/40 mohair/wool isn't it.. I like the metallic grey-blue sheen in some of the pics.
    It's on the list to check out. Bit wary of 8 oz tho. The John Foster 3 ply is more my weight at 11 oz
     
  10. venividivicibj

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    Yes, I like the blue/black as well. The one commonly seen by ethan desu is a bit lighter, i wonder if they have a darker one that still has the same color mix
     
  11. Pliny

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    @venividivicibj they have 2 blues on the Dormeuil site- a navy and a royal blue. Ethan's looks like the lighter.

    I'm keen for a lite grey suit and would like to try the Tonik grey below as an alternative to a sharkskin in Harrison's Oyster.

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    I am looking for a White, Sea Island 140s shirting from Monti. Any sources or go to guy I should look for?
     
  13. Slickman

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    Don't be thrown off by the weight, the lighter weight mix isn't as stiff as the heavier stuff and sort of flows better. If you want the heavier stuff also give Harrisons Evolution book a look, it has 100% kid mohair offerings
     
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    @Slickman Interesting. I read somewhere tha mohair now is more brittle than it used to be. Or maybe the other way round [​IMG] Hence the need for wool in the mix
     
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    Might also be a good idea to check out VBC, and even LL which recently did a mohair offering, maybe they have some left
     
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    Thanks, any more opinions?
     
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    Linen jackets should have unlined sleeves.
     
  18. Mr. Six

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    Yeah, seems fine and I think that it would turn out quite nice. I just keep thinking that 0.75" or so would be a bit better. I haven't found a cloth with stripes that far apart that I like better though.
     
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    Dugdale has a few Wool-Mohair hopsack options, 9.5Oz, called Mocklino. They are good fabrics.

    They also have a few 100% Mohair cloth in similar weight. Images below are of 100% Mohair.

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  20. lordsuperb

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    Is Dugdale bros the next company to be bought by Harrisons of Edinburgh?
     

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