Sorry for the blackout on posting. Â There are a few incorrect assumptions here and if I missed your email bachbeat I apologize. We are currently awaiting final confirmation from two mills on whether certain fabrics will be possible. Let me explain what we are doing a little biut because it might help you understand better why there is a long delay - a delay that costs me a lot of money so I am not happy about it. After our initial shirt I quite honestly thought it was excellent but not 'Special' to the degree I wanted it to be. Â We went through 4-5 iterations of redesign on the construction which took a long time. Next, we wanted to do fabrics that you don't see every day. Â In Neiman's last week I saw 3 shirts from three different 'big names' in the exact same fabric, two of which had identical construction. Â I did not want that. Of the 15-20 fabrics we're doing in this collection I don't think you will see more than one or two in any other ready to wear line. So why the delay once they are picked? Â From the 'special collection' fabrics offered by the best mills, not EVERY fabric in the collection is actually produced. Â They need a certain number of meters in that pattern/color before they will do it. Â You don't produce 1000 meters of silk/cotton blend voiles or 2x2 200's or cashmere cotton blends and then hope someone buys it - unless you have unlimited wealth. Â Unfortunately, that's the business. This week was Pitti Uomo in Italy - the biggest menswear show and some of the fabrics we wanted but which were not confirmed yet were added to the 'go' list as a result of that show. I can order from the various mills 'Pronti' or in-stock programs and make the same thing everyone else is doing or I can go for something else. Â For us, it has been a bit of a learning process and while it is costing us money to delay I would rather do it right. We're also putting together fabric books which means waiting on the mills to get around to getting me the feeler sized swatches ready. At any rate, we decided to do something much better than before and if you go back to the drawing board, totally redesign a shirt and then go after very rare fabrics that are typically not seen outside of a bespoke shirtmaker's closet then it does take time. I apologize for the delay and the new shirt, IMHO, will speak for itself. Â It's easy to say 'well, just do it.' but we are interested in the long term and doing the best work we can. Putting yourself in my shoes for a moment - if you were to invest in large quantities of fabric that have a per-meter cost 5-10X that of the 'ordinary' stuff you'd probably want to be dead certain you had it RIGHT. I've been off the forums training three new employees and getting the collections together, and travelling to get everything ready for our fall collection. Â Sometimes we have to pause to catch up - we've been growing fast and getting more help in was a pre-requisite to further expansion. Bear with us, I continually ask customers whether we should focus on more, faster or better as our priority and 90% of the response is for more selection and keep pushing the quality. Â Remember - delays in new collections are a frustration for the consumer but a major financial pain in the rear when I know that I could sell a lot of shirts RIGHT NOW if I backed off the plan we made and went for 'good'. Â That is not what I am shooting for. Â We want the next shirt collection to be top-5 in the market where differences come down to personal preference. Hope that makes sense. Â I thought I had gotten to every email but if I missed you bachbeat I apologize, I don't know who you are though so if you could drop me a note letting me know I'd be grateful.