The for the clarification.I mean asking swatches from the trimmings merchant e.g. RichardJamesWeldon or Dugdale.I believe Dugdale are slightly cheaper. I am not sure which are more willing to do with retail orders.
For cream suiting, go for traditional all wool worsted for the ultimate clean drape look.
I have used Dugdale Formal range before and I am very happy with it.
Linen and silk mix sounds pretty good as well.
I have clarify the canvass origin with Ricky about two days ago. Before I see this post, I have been tipped by a close friend on the same matter.Although He did not tell me the origin of their default canvass, but canvass from RichardJamesWeldon cost HK$200 extra in each coat. Perhaps Ricky has made a 'special default' for you.He kept silent on whether RJW canvass will be used on the waistcoat, I presumed he will. I shall ask him upon baste fitting.
When I was in Dream, Ricky and his dad are in house. His dad was looking into my coat in great detail. Sadly, I didnt meet the waistcoat and trouser maker.I have asked Ricky to have an English canvassed coat and waistcoat.Shape should not be a problem since I ask for padded shoulder.