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VG, Did you take a look at what books Patrick had along? I'm hoping he has Crispaire, Finmeresco, Cape Kid, and Gilt Twist. Did you notice them there?
Still waiting for the vest of a three piece suit ordered in November. Received the jacket and pants but probably only because I was in Hong Kong in late December and early January and had additional fittings while I was there. The suit I ordered last July arrived several weeks after Chan's November visit.
If one ounce lighter weight doesn't bother you, Fine Classics is a little less textured than the Oyster but more so than the Lessers.
I've two Chan suits from H&S Target which is an S120. One has fantastic body and drapes well. The other is okay but a bit flimsy. Suit jacket is fine, but pants don't hang as well. Both are from the same book but are very different fabrics. The colors and patterns of both are fantastic.
I don't have any problems with your choice of adjectives. My comment was only that the swatches don't seem limp and lifeless. I've felt swatches that do. On the other hand, I'm reluctant to make judgements on a swatch alone. In any case, I won't be using Frontier as I've decided I want a nailhead, and the shade I want isn't in the Frontier book. I may try it another time but not now.FWIW, I've heard lots of people who otherwise love Lesser's dump on the 11-12 range. ...
I have a swatch of it that they sent me. It seems pretty flimsy. The "Q" stuff seems a lot nicer.
I've been thinking about a suit in Frontier and was a bit concerned about these comments as well. But I have a travel book of Frontier and, granted I'm certainly no cloth expert, it seems anything but limp and lifeless to me. I also know that Patrick Chu has spoken well of Frontier in the past.I think for a first suit, I would probably agree, but, for some follow up fittings in Hong Kong, I did work with a junior cutter and he did a very good and careful job, and...
I neglected the timing issue as I won't see Patrick until April 3. Nevertheless, I find it really hard to judge fabrics by Harrison's website. One of the things I've done with Patrick is place an order during his visit but tell him I'll give a final choice on the fabric a week or so later. Digger could try that while waiting for swatches to arrive.
They have the book at their store in Hong Kong. I looked at it in January when I was there. And Chan will get fabric from any merchant they deal with. If you really want the Lesser tropical, you could have Harrison's send you a swatches to pick from then tell Chan what you want.
Forgot to take pictures, and they did not pay for my cost to post the pants to them. I felt they should have but it wasn't worth the argument.
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