Please translate Tailor jargon for thick skulled non-profiTranslation for a dummy
Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:02 AM
a more open
and more durable
Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:15 AM
There are 18 words in your text.
I presume you want clarification on one or more of the terms mentioned...
But I'm having a hard time guessing which part you are having trouble with, so please point us in the right direction and kindly tell us the words that need clarification.
Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:23 AM
Let's try: DRIER
Edited by Schneidergott, 19 April 2014 - 12:21 AM.
Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:32 AM
Kindly translate the meaning of <drier> - what on Earth is a dry handle?
Why does twelve ounce open weave mean drier handle?
Your humble Humus Homely
Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:17 AM
Premise: handle means hand (thanks, Alievens!)
What does open weave have to do with dryness?
Edited by Schneidergott, 19 April 2014 - 12:23 AM.
Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:21 PM
It's tough to explain dry handle, since it is not an objective description. It has to be put in a context, in this case comparing the properties of cloths in terms of weave, weight and finish.
A cloth with an open (and often crisp) weave (key words are fresco and worsted) will feel drier, because it does not hold moisture like a densely woven and/ or milled cloth, like for example a heavy twill or a flannel.
In order to understand (or better feel) the differences you really need to touch cloth samples of each kind. Or go to a department store to touch and compare suits (or garments in general) made from aforementioned material (make sure they are made entirely of natural fibers).
For those who want to dive deeper into this matter I can only recommend to find books about textile terms and production, online or in your local library.
A few examples in German:
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"Nur der ist Meister seiner Kunst, der immer sucht, das Gute zu verbessern und niemals glaubt, das Beste schon zu haben."
"Only he is a master of his art who always seeks to improve the good and never believes to have the best already"
http://www.dressedwell.net/ It's snarky, but fun.
Posted 19 April 2014 - 08:29 AM
I like fabric reference by Humphries, it's a good read. But without hands-on experience it's impossible to get an understanding with fabrics.
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