**Major update: WW Chan has managed to secure temporary premises that are larger than expected and thus, they can store a few more lengths of the unsold cloth. We have put up the rest of the mohair that I didn’t have time to list two weeks ago as well as one or two other interesting bits and pieces. The offer has now been extended until July. Enjoy! --- WW Chan will be renovating their premises in May and moving to another location temporarily. The cloth that they have accumulated over the last 30 years was to be sold to a jobber, however I noticed there were a few gems among the rough, so Patrick (the head cutter and HK GM) and I went through (a few thousand meters of cloth!) and pulled the best for individual sale. We selected on the basis of quality and rarity, a lot of the pieces are unusual and near one-of-a-kind from the 70s and 80s. Interesting sidenote: cloth sold to HK back then was almost always in 3.25 yard lengths, just enough for one full suit. Everything is available as: 1.) CLOTH ONLY 2.) FOR CUSTOMERS COMING TO HK AND AVAILABLE FOR FITTINGS: CLOTH + TAILORING 3.) EXISTING CHAN CUSTOMERS: CLOTH + TAILORING. Most of the cloths are on offer as whole-pieces, some of the longer lengths are available on a per-meter basis. Tailoring charges are below: 2-Pc Suit - HK$6,300.00 Jacket - HK$4,730.00 Trousers - HK$1,570.00 FABRIC CONSUMPTION FOR REFERENCE depending on height and size of user: 1.5m for trousers 1.7m to 2m for jackets 2.75m to 3.2m for a whole suit Sales are final, shipping via EMS will be charged at cost, approximately HKD150 – 200 depending on quantity of fabric. Further questions can be directed to mailto:email@example.com or to me via PM or on the thread itself. Bear in mind, I have no commercial stake in this and I am trying to help get good cloth to people who will appreciate it! All payment is directly to WW Chan. You can refer to the Picasa gallery here for large high-res photos. I strongly suggest you browse this because the resolution is *much* better. http://picasaweb.google.com/yfyf.org/VintageChanCloth# 8 OZ 8.4 Unbranded Material No: FM52543 Qty: 3m Price: HK$650 whole piece Wool/mohair, grey/blue base with red stripe and teal stripe notes: 8.5 Minova Material No: Z00140 Qty: 1.74m Price: HK$350 whole piece Super 120’s lightweight wool, dark blue base with off-white check notes: Very light and soft, perfect for a casual summer jacket. SALE PENDING 8.6 Dunhill SALE PENDING Material No: 41890 Qty: 2.85m Price: HK$700 whole piece Wool/mohair, dark blue base with turquoise stripe, faint wide blue stripe notes: SOLD! 8.7 Huddersfield SOLD! Material No: FM54277 Qty: 3.15m Price: HK$700 whole piece Wool/mohair, Ocean blue base with grey stripe notes: Quite a flat finish compared to 100% mohair but its very slight sheen brings it to life. SOLD! 8.8 Unbranded SOLD! Material No: 41901 Qty: 2.9m Price: HK$700 whole piece Mohair, blue base notes: SOLD! 8.9 Dormeuil SOLD! Material No: Z00134 Qty: 3m Price: HK$750 whole piece Dormeuil Microlight wool/polyester, dark blue base with navy shadow stripe notes: This was a very interesting fabric and the first time I have come across “Dormeuil Microlight”. It shares some of the benefits of fresco in that it is extremely wrinkle resistant and very breathable because of the weave structure but with a smooth, softer finish than fresco. It was one of my most interesting finds. Scabal still does a similar product at a very hefty premium. 8.10 Huddersfield Material No: FM54339 Qty: 2.75m Price: HK$600 whole piece Wool/mohair, ocean blue base with royal blue stripe, grey dotted stripe notes: The stripes on this cloth are no nonsense, no subtlety, just bold. It may be an acquired taste, but a handsome cloth for the right person. SALE PENDING 8.11 A Gagniere SALE PENDING Material No: FM57211 Qty: 2.8m Price: HK$600 whole piece Wool/Mohair, grey/bluebase with blue overcheck, green overcheck notes: Unlike the previous cloth 8.10, this one is full of quiet little details. A same-colour prince of wales check amidst a very faint blue and green overcheck. The base colour has a quiet cool to it. SALE PENDING 8.12 Wain Shiell SALE PENDING Material No: 44046 Qty: 4.4m Price: HK$880 whole piece Wool/Mohair, light/medium grey base with light grey stripe notes: There is medium sheen to this cloth, and the striping is somewhat similar to a reverse chalkstripe though the stripe is quite subtle. 8.13 Silver Scroll Material No: FM50414 Qty: 2.75m Price: HK$600 whole piece Wool/mohair, silver/blue base with very light blue stripe, medium sheen notes: The cloth has a blue/grey two tone sheen to it which was difficult to capture in the photograph. It has a tough and indestructible mohair feel to it. 8.14 Unbranded Material No: FM57217, 41903 Qty: 3m, 2.95m Price: HK$650, HK$640 Wool/mohair warm gray (slight red tint) notes: An unusually warm grey. It has a slight two tone sheen that is mid grey with reddish second tone. 8.15 Lancel Material No: FM57212 Qty: 2.75m Price: HK$600 Wool/mohair, medium gray base with dark gray stripe, light gray stripe notes: A true mid grey with alternating dark and light stripes, it would make for an excellent summer workhorse with all the benefits of unwrinkling and indestructible mohair. 8.16 A Gagniere Material No: 41896, FM75210 Qty: 2.8m, 2.8m Price: HK$600, HK$600 Wool/mohair, medium gray base with bronze stripe, silver/dark grey stripe notes: A true mid grey with an eye-catching razor thin golden stripe that adds a touch of warmth to the palette. 9 OZ 9.1 Holland and Sherry Material No: 13544 Qty: 2.75m Price: HK$720 whole piece medium green/orange notes: An adventurous fabric, the green is slightly on the bright side but toned down by the mustard stripes. SOLD! 9.2 Unbranded SOLD! Material No: FM39839 Qty: 2.2m Price: HK$500 whole piece Wool, brown beige base with brown check, orange windowpane notes: The cloth has a golden, almost wheatey appearance with beautifully balanced colours and pattern spacing. Unfortunately not very suitable for fairer complexions, particularly fairer east Asians, but potentially outstanding for someone with a darker or redder skintone. 10 OZ 10.1 Wain Shiell Material No: 40683 Qty: 4m Price: HK$260 per meter ; HK$840 whole piece silk/wool, maroon / black 10.2 Wain Shiell Material No: 40715 Qty: 1.7m + 0.6m Price : HK$500 whole piece Silk/wool, medium grey/black 10.3 Wain Shiell Material No: 40682 Qty: 5.4m Price: HK$260 per meter ; HK$1,130 whole piece Qty: 1.8m Price: HK$260 per meter ; HK$380 whole piece Silk/ wool, dark green-grey/black notes: These three would make very sharp dinner/smoking jackets, particularly the grey/black. Some sort of black grosgrain or other solid coloured lapel would be a great match. Because of the silk, there is a slight sheen to the fabric. Note the pattern size for all of them are identical. 10.4 Unbranded Material No: 20644 Qty: 2.9m Price: HK$650 whole piece Worsted wool, charcoal base, burnt orange stripe, light grey stripe notes: Another one of my favourites, the subtly dotted burnt orange stripe coupled with the very fine silver stripes make for a cool but unusual combination. SOLD! 10.5 Leabro SOLD! Material No: 950029 Qty: 2.75m Price: HK$600 whole piece Silk wool, purple toned, blue stripe over check notes: This is the most visually interesting pieces of cloth in the collection. It has a slight sheen to it that goes from a bluish grey to a purple navy. The general appearance is a dark purple/purple navy tone. The blue horizontal stripe is a nice detail. 11 OZ 11.2 Unbranded Material No: 32523 Qty: 2.85m Price: HK$610 whole piece Worsted wool, Blue grey base, maroon stripe, silver rope stripe notes: A little difficult to tell from the photo, but the fabric has a silver stripe with a subtle maroon stripe running just alongside of it. Has a very cool 60s look to it. It is available in a mid grey base as well. 11.3 Unbranded Material No: 32524 Qty: 2.85m Price: HK$610 whole piece Worsted wool, mid grey base / maroon / burnt orange / silver rope stripe notes: A little difficult to tell from the photo, but the fabric has a silver stripe with a subtle maroon stripe running just alongside of it. Has a very cool 60s look to it. It is available in a blue grey base as well. 11.4 Minova Material No: FM48580 Qty: 1.4m Price: HK$340 whole piece Donegal tweed, grey blue base, red/blue/yellow fleck tweed notes: A very pleasant, clean looking tweed. The palette is very cool and the multicoloured flecks are a nice detail. 11.5 Unbranded Material No: 13767 Qty: 1.5m Price: HK$300 whole piece Cashmere, wine/black herringbone notes: SOLD 11.6 George Taylor SOLD Material No: 41333 Qty: 3m Price: HK$600 whole piece Vicuna, mink, chinchilla, cashmere (not a typo), ocean blue/black end-on-end notes: 12 OZ 12.2 Unbranded Material No: 16545 Qty: 2.75m Price: HK$600 whole piece Cashmere/wool super 80, very dark green base, slight blue tinge notes: It is a steely dark green with a little bit of blue woven in, very elegant and unusual. 12.3 Unbranded Material No: 12251 Qty: 2.75m Price HK$600 whole piece Wool super 80, very dark green base, slight turquoise tinge notes: While it has a dark green base, it also has some teal/turquoise woven in lightening the colour. SOLD! 12.4 Unbranded SOLD! Material No: 22017 Qty: 3.4m Price HK$890 whole piece Blue/white/red check- pure wool notes: A big, retro, rectangular check yet one of the tamer checks we have listed. SOLD! 12.5 Buckingham SOLD! Material No. 17665 Qty: 3.1m Price : HK$810 whole piece Grey base, blue overcheck wool notes: This is one of my favourite checks. It has large patterns but with a consistent blue/blue grey palette across the entire cloth. PENDING SALE 12.6 Ermengildo Zegna Parioli PENDING SALE Material No. 17293 Qty: 2.9m Price : HK$1,200 whole piece Mohair wool, Grey base, red overcheck notes: A little bit loud because of the bold red overcheck but the somber base tones it down considerably. It’s a medium weight mohair wool, giving it a nice crispy feel. SOLD! 12.7 Unbranded SOLD! Material No. 23347 Qty: 1.55m Price HK$410 whole piece Light grey/ blue overcheck – worsted wool notes: A very busy fabric but attractive colouring. It is worth noting that the various checks are all distributed fairly “evenly” rather than having patches of flat base then the next set of checks, making for a much busier overall appearance. 12.8 Radnor, Liston Blue Chip Material No. FM31359 Qty: 3.2m Price: HK$760 whole piece Worsted wool, bracken/rose beige notes: Another interesting pattern with a modern feel to it. The palette is primarily rose beige/bracken and reminded me of a very, very warm grey. The very fine zig zag stripe detail in mustard is a beautiful touch. 12.9 Ermengildo Zegna Material No 15632 Qty: 2.9m Price : HK$900 whole piece Reddish brown/blue orange check Zegna worsted woo notes: Fun and retro. The fabric’s palette is quite harmonious, the blue check is a nice, stuble touch. It has a warm reddish brown look from a distance. SOLD! 12.10 Saltaire SOLD! Material No. 23255 Qty: 3.1m Price HK$740 whole piece Grey/slight blue base, red/beige stripe notes: Another favourite of mine. Very understated colours and the addition of an off-white instead of a stark bright white in the stripe makes it a very attractive and wearable cloth. 12.12 Unbranded Material No. GM34623 Qty: 1.7m Price HK$800 whole piece Cashmere, wine/black herirngbone notes: Another favourite of mine. Very understated colours and the addition of an off-white instead of a stark bright white in the stripe makes it a very attractive and wearable cloth. 13 OZ SOLD! 13.2 Moffat Bros SOLD! Material No. 853011 Qty: 2.2m Price : HK$300 whole piece Donegal Tweed – oatmeal/reddish base, off-white fleck notes: The colour reminds me a little of oatmeal. It is very classic and tweedy. 13.3 Leabro Material No. 38420 Qty: 2.95m Price : HK$600 whole piece Worsted wool with green/grey base with brown stripe, blue stripe notes: This was Patrick’s favourite of the lot, though perhaps a little too warm for Hong Kong. The colour mix is quite interesting, although the palette is general warm and yellow/greenish, there is sliver of blue in it as well. 13.4 Buckingham Material No. 27831 Qty: 1.65m Price : HK$800 whole piece Cashmere/Vicuna wine/black twill notes: 14 OZ 14.2 Dormeuil Material No FM53620 Qty: 1.75m Price : HK$560 whole piece Moss green, brown, orange overcheck notes: A large but muted check with a warm green feel to it. Nice country-style sport jacket material. SOLD! 14.3 Wain Shiell SOLD! Material No. FM52401 Qty: 1.75m Price HK$560 whole piece Glen Sheill tweed, houndstooth beige/green base, cherry red overcheck, moss green overcheck notes: A fairly muted houndstooth check but the cherry red overcheck was what really caught my eye.
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