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I think the basted fitting for a first suit is a wise idea. I didn't do this and sent each of my first two suits back for somewhat substantial changes. While the first suit is now good, it's far from perfect. My second suit, after alterations, is close to perfect. But in the end, with sending the suits back, the process took as long as a basted fitting for a slightly less perfect result. I also agree with Alebrady: if you want a really soft suit, you need to ask...
Anyone notice prices for the Target 10-11 oz. book or the Harrison's Premier Cru?
I use a Gillette fatboy adjustable with Feather blades. You can find the Gillettes on Ebay at decent prices. I've found I like Proraso cream as much as any of the more expensive English ones. My personal preference is to lather on my face with brush as wet as possible. On brushes, don't skimp. Buy the best you can afford.
Quote: Originally Posted by rjmaiorano For a price, Margarets does deliver... thats pretty convenient. Yes, but you need a minimum of 3 items. I never need more than one suit cleaned or pressed.
Can anyone recommend a good cleaner in San Diego (downtown or Point Loma)? I know about Margaret's but I'm looking for something more convenient.
Quote: Originally Posted by william I've been told by Shyam at Plal and customer service at C&J that 337/348 usually sizes down full size and most other lasts size down 1/2 size. This has been my personal experience so far as well, although I haven't tried the 341 last yet. I'd like to get the Westfield in Tobacco Suede soon though. He's been a little equivocal in his advice to me about the 341 last.
Anyone have experience with the 341 last? I'm an 11E in the 337, and as I mentioned above will probably order the same in the Brecon. But the 341 isn't quite as elongated as the 337, so I wanted to check on other's experiences with the last.
Chas, did you get the Brecon? Was the 11E a good fit?
Does anyone know what last is used on the C&J Sherwood, a plain toed derby available from Ben Silver? http://www.bensilver.com/fs_storefro...y=3775&group=1
Quote: Originally Posted by Cantabrigian That's probably very good advice. Will any of the travelling HK guys use a soft canvas, reduce the shoulder padding or add a bit of drape? I've been thinking about trying Chan or Yao or someone like that but it just doesn't sound like I'll be happy with the results or if I am, it will be the result of long painful negotiations - neither of which are good outcomes. My last Chan arrived with...
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