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Perhaps I'm being daft, but I can't even see the navy blue 15/16oz on their site at present? If it's there could someone be so kind as to share a link?
That's cheapest (especially if you pay cash in the store) and a certain way to judge fit, but you just need to be satisfied with selecting from whatever they have in the store on the day you visit, as there is no guarantee they will have a particular model in your size / preferred colour / choice of last.There is a Vass PDF price list on their site; it's accurate and you can take a bit off that for the cash discount.
Amazing unworn Maftei bespoke seamless wholecuts http://www.ebay.de/itm/Maftei-Vienna-Wien-Mass-Schuhe-OXFORD-PLAIN-Weinrot-Gr-43-3Jahre-Garantie-/281364577406
The pair of Vass I have which are Italian polish (they were a stock model, so not my choice) are noticeably shinier all over compared to my other pairs of Vass. Polishing them has reduced the differential but it's still noticeable. Unless you are someone who is drawn to binder or to cordovan for the shine / lustre I'd suggest getting the regular finish.
I have purchased a handful of shirts and a pair of trousers in this sale. I think they have relatively low stock levels and are pretty new to the online sales business so whilst I agree it's frustrating a lot is sold out online, it's not outright surprising. E&R stuff is good quality middle of the road stuff; very well priced in the sale and fairly priced normally (especially given they offer a discount card for frequent customers).
Papworth / SAB used to use steel frames - I think they probably still do.
For the most part, I'd estimate about 13oz - I've given piece weights in case anyone can calculate it directly. The lighter weight fabrics are the flannel, fancy blue weave and the Reid & Taylor.
I have way too much fabric, so I need to clear some out. This is just a selection, I have more in storage which I will dig out, and perhaps list a bit, in due course. I've tried to take one 'scale' photo and one close-up for each fabric (both taken in overcast natural light), and provide a fair amount of detail. If you would like more details, or additional photos, please let me know. All fabric is here in London with me. I can ship within the UK for about £5 and combine...
I recently received a new bag from a maker I've not seen mentioned on this thread before, Mark-Angelo Gizzi. He is based in Hertfordshire here in the UK and offers hand made saddle-stitched bags. This is a derivation of one of his stock models with slightly larger dimensions and a change to the handle. I'm borrowing Mark's photo until I get a moment to take my own. The whole process was great - Mark was prompt in communication, very diligent (he remade part of the bag...
Halstead is a very well respected producer of mohair cloth; it's usually best to see a swatch in person as the mohair content and the finishing will both determine how much of a sheen the finished cloth has. In my view so long as the sheen is minor then in that colour it will be a pretty formal / conservative suit and appropriate for office wear but also transition into evening wear at a bar / for cocktails.
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