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Hi, I am after some advice. I am planning on having a three piece bespoke dinner suit made. I have been looking at cloth and have seen Smiths Woollen do a midnight blue wool mohair mix in 10oz. Do you think this is too light? Will it wear easily? I would normally go for a 12-13oz cloth but cannot find any in midnight blue at that weight. Many thanks
Hi, can I ask a question about stiff starch collars. I am confused. I have read that you should get a collar half a size bigger than your shirt collar. I normally take a 15″ collar. Does that mean that I should purchase a 15″ tunic shirt and a 15.5″ starched collar, or a 14.5″ tunic shirt and a 15″ starched collar? Many thanks.
Hi, I am thinking of having a cream/white tuxedo jacket made for a Caribbean cruise next year. My thoughts are: single breasted, peak lapel one button jacket. What are people's views on vents? No vents like a dinner suit or double vent like a normal jacket. Should the lapels be the same material as the jacket, or a white moire? Do anyone have any suggestions on the type and weight of cloth? Many thanks DoctorRN
Hi, I am planning to have a morning suit made and have found a quantity of an discontinued cloth that I would like to use. The supplier only has 3.5m left. Would this be enough for a three-piece morning suit? I am fairly slim. Many thanks
Hi, Can I ask some advice regarding differentiating fused and floating canvas. A couple of years ago I had a tailcoat made. I am just wondering whether it has a floating canvas. I have done the pinch test and there does appear to be a third layer underneath the bottom button, which is separate from the inside and outside layer. When I look at the buttonhole, there also appears to be a pale middle layer seen within the buttonhole which looks like canvassing (see...
Hi, Can I re-open this thread and ask some advice regarding differentiating fused and floating canvas. A couple of years ago I had a tailcoat made. I am just wondering whether it has a floating canvas. I have done the pinch test and there does appear to be a third layer underneath the bottom button, which is separate from the inside and outside layer. When I look at the buttonhole, there also appears to be a pale middle layer seen within the buttonhole which looks like...
Hi, I would be grateful for some advice from people who have used C&D before. I am intrigued by what they offer and am considering making an appointment. They say that they offer a full bespoke service with individual patterns, multiple fittings and hand padded fully floating canvas. On Wikipedia, a claim is made that the suit is constructed to the standards laid out by the Savile Row Bespoke Association. Has anyone got any personal experience of this service that they...
Hi, I am planning to start a commission for a bespoke dinner suit in the next couple of weeks. I have a good idea of what I want: Single breasted, one button, no vent in midnight blue with grosgrain peak lapels. I would like a matching 'u shaped' waistcoat. I would be interested to know what people think and any advice they may have regarding any extra features. I would also be interested to know what the consensus is regarding buttons, should they be grosgrain covered or...
Hi, I was wondering if anyone can help me. I am trying to find a tunic shirt to wear with a detachable stiff collar. I want one that has white cuffs but a different coloured body. I have tried E&R, T&A and N&L but no luck. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Many thanks.
I am after some advice please. I have noticed that all of my shirts have developed mysterious marks that I am unable to explain (see picture). Initially I thought that they were stains from food. However I have noticed them on the underside of the collar as well, so this does not seem to explain it. I then thought that they were marks from my iron. After a change of iron, they continue to increase. It is not so much of a problem on dark shirts, but they are quite...
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