Fantastic looking shoes. Please post pictures after you've worn them. I don't like the chisel last but the novello interests me a great deal. But in some pics, like those of your shoes, it looks great, in others too elongated.
The fabrics in the Classic II book seem a little softer than the older fabrics. Also, it's worth checking out Harrison's P&B Fine Classics. Very similar to Minnis but more patterns, and IMO nicer blues.
I think a two piece Minnis Fresco is still under $2000, though possibly just barely. The last suit I ordered from Chan in Dugdale's New Fine Wool was around $1800. But Dugdale may be one of the cheapest fabrics currently available from Chan. 2 piece suits in most fabrics are now in the mid-$2000 range.
Chan's prices have climbed steeply over the past few years. Two or three years ago, a 2 piece Fresco suit was around $1300 and Harrison's premier cru was around $1800...
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I'm sure they can. I don't have a personalized last, just pret adjustments, but my right foot is shorter and wider, so Phillip started with a 10.5F for the left foot and a 10G for the right and made differing adjustments to each.
Can anyone comment on the qualities of Dugdale's New Fine Worsted vs. Harrison's Frontier? I met with Patrick Chu yesterday expecting to order a suit in Frontier which is good for fall/winter/spring here, but ended up choosing the Dugdale's. Now wondering if I made the correct choice.