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hey can ne1 tell me what cut on the bias means? please

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The pattern is placed diagonally over the direction of the weave instead of along it. This makes the garment a bit stretchy, and it falls nicer and more heavily. Ties should always be cut on the bias. Some dresses and skirts are cut on the bias. Especially slinkier ones can be a good idea to cut this way..

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I've noticed some sleeves on Fall jackets and coats, esp 3/4 length, being cut on the bias ... someone posted a pic of this & said the sleeves were bothering her for some reason--this was why. I like them though ...

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Quote:
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The pattern is placed diagonally over the direction of the weave instead of along it. This makes the garment a bit stretchy, and it falls nicer and more heavily. Ties should always be cut on the bias. Some dresses and skirts are cut on the bias. Especially slinkier ones can be a good idea to cut this way..
thanks, tott. i was wondering that, too...

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The pattern is placed diagonally over the direction of the weave instead of along it. This makes the garment a bit stretchy, and it falls nicer and more heavily. Ties should always be cut on the bias. Some dresses and skirts are cut on the bias. Especially slinkier ones can be a good idea to cut this way..
What about ribbed ties?

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Are nehru collars and mandarin collars interchangeable terms? If not, what's the difference? Thanks

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interchangeable curious...

although i usually hear 'nehru' when referring to menswear...
i've also heard it called a 'banded' collar...


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i always use nehru !

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Nehru is most often used when you refer to jackets because of the Indian politician Nehru who used to wear jackets with this type of collar.

Prince, some ties aren't cut on the bias. Knitted ties aren't cut but knitted of course. Ties with "straight" stripes are cut from fabric with diagonal stripes or actually cut "straight". In general, the rule is to always cut them on the bias; if they're not it's hard to get a smooth, sleek knot.

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Excellent! Good stuff to know and thanks for the extra detail about the origin Tott. Thanks all


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Can anyone tell me what the difference is between Harris tweed, Saxony tweed, or any other kind of tweed? Does it just depend on where it's made...?

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^ Afaik, yes. They might use different wool qualities depending on what was traditionally available.

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http://histclo.hispeed.com/mat/fab/tweed/fab-tweed.html

In fact to strengthen the nearly century old Harris Tweed trademark, the British Parliament in 1993 passed the Harris Tweed Act which defined Harris tweed as tweed cloth made with traditional methods by islanders of the Outer Hebredies in their homes and with virgin wool. There is even a Harris Tweed Authority to protect the trade name and to promote the fabric.

Many of the other tweeds are largely indistinguishable from each other. The wool fibers in most tweeds are combed in parallel and twisted in the same direction to give a smooth surface. The wool fiber for Harris tweed in contrast are and twisted at random giving an especially rough surface, even for a tweed.

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