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Wonderful offer Andrew, but what can you get from 3.5m? A lounge coat and waist-coat? A lounge coat and trousers for a midget? I would love to buy, but I don't think it's enough cloth for me
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Wonderful offer Andrew, but what can you get from 3.5m? A lounge coat and waist-coat? A lounge coat and trousers for a midget? I would love to buy, but I don't think it's enough cloth for me

Probably a two piece, but it depends how big or small you are. It would be best to steer clear if you are worried, because the extra would have to come from the UK.
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As a midget I wholeheartedly approve of these deals.
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Wonderful offer Andrew, but what can you get from 3.5m? A lounge coat and waist-coat? A lounge coat and trousers for a midget? I would love to buy, but I don't think it's enough cloth for me

According to tailors in India 3.25 is enough for a single/ double breasted suit. In fact all the cut suit lengths from reputed manufacturers such as Zegna, Loro Piana, Dormeiul, Scabal etc are 3.25 mtrs in length. In fact only yesterday I order 3.75 mtrs cloth from VBC for a 3 piece suit.

While discussing this issue with Andrew at the time of placement of order with him I was surprised to know that 4 mtrs and more is required in the west for a suit. Thereafter I asked him for the width of the cloth and confirmed the same from local vendors and both turned out to be 150 cm.

Best regards
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Probably a two piece, but it depends how big or small you are. It would be best to steer clear if you are worried, because the extra would have to come from the UK.

As a man of 6'2" who wears a 44R, I think I would need 4m - 4.5m of cloth for a two-piece. Let me know if you have any such lengths that you wish to dump
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According to tailors in India 3.25 is enough for a single/ double breasted suit. In fact all the cut suit lengths from reputed manufacturers such as Zegna, Loro Piana, Dormeiul, Scabal etc are 3.25 mtrs in length. In fact only yesterday I order 3.75 mtrs cloth from VBC for a 3 piece suit.

While discussing this issue with Andrew at the time of placement of order with him I was surprised to know that 4 mtrs and more is required in the west for a suit. Thereafter I asked him for the width of the cloth and confirmed the same from local vendors and both turned out to be 150 cm.

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As a man of 6'2" who wears a 44R, I think I would need 4m - 4.5m of cloth for a two-piece. Let me know if you have any such lengths that you wish to dump

Guys, the best thing to do is always to ask your tailor. I am not one! I think you're out of luck, Ferguscan, but I'll keep you informed.
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Guys, the best thing to do is always to ask your tailor
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AFAIK if you're around 1.70m a 2 piece suit can be done with 3m cloth, (no 2nd pair of trousers of course) but a little more cloth will ease the tailor's job.
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Well, here's a good bookend to the sale.



I've finally passed the 1500 mark on Flickr, which doesn't even begin to include what is on offer from HFW. Anyway, here are some new bits from LBD Harrisons.

What's been added?

LBD Harrisons

Porter & Harding


Some extra cords in very heavy weights

Heavy moleskins

http://www.flickr.com/photos/british...7622436772032/

These are heavy and dense and are a bit more expensive than the normal cords, so the price is 40 GBP a metre

Solway 48.50 GBP a metre http://www.flickr.com/photos/british...57622311855463
Harrisons' answer to Riviera is Solway, which comes with some very nice designs in the bunch; it is 8/9 oz.


Harrisons


Premier Cru 60 GBP a metre http://www.flickr.com/photos/british...57622436702738
Super 100s and cashmere in a good weight of 11 oz with more modern designs than one might find in other bunches by English mills.

Cru Classe 62.50 GBP a metre http://www.flickr.com/photos/british...7622311926783/
Super 120s and cashmere in a lighter weight of 10 oz with more modern designs than one might find in other bunches by English mills.

Havana 55 GBP a metre http://www.flickr.com/photos/british...7622311890741/
Lightweight Super 120s and cashmere for hot climates.

Frontier 42.50 GBP a metre http://www.flickr.com/photos/british...7622436401452/
This is Harrisons' answer to Fresco. It is an open-weave 300 gms wool with some nice designs, which Fresco lacks. It also has more colours.

HFW

John G Hardy


What's left of the Alsport bunch, which is now on special for 32.50 GBP a metre, but hurry, this will run out soon and be gone for good.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/british...7622312134063/

New Alsport (just some of what is available) still only 55 GBP a metre.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/british...7622436750326/

All this cloth is available right now.

That's it. If you've any questions, as always, please just ask.

Best,
Andrew
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Hi Andrew, is 1.5m enough for trousers?
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Hi Andrew, is 1.5m enough for trousers?

Yes, it's plenty so long as you're not a behemoth who likes 10" turn ups and fishtail backs!
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Because of the number of excessive samples requests that have come through of late, I am imposing a charge for requests. This charge will be taken off the total of an order, if one is placed through me. That means the 5 GBP is refunded, once an order is placed. This will, I hope, make for less time wasting.

The charge is 5.00 GBP per individual request.

Any requests already placed are not subject to this charge.

Also, I will be travelling from mid-December 2009 until early March 2010. This relates to my 'day job'. During this period there will be the following changes.

1. No photographs comparing cloth, as I shall be working from Flickr, just like you. If you haven't got the cloth number or a link to Flickr, your description, no matter how good, will be useless.
2. Slower turn-rounds on e-mail and PM questions. I shall be busy with serious work in countries where Internet access is unreliable.
3. Less ability to accommodate special requests, etc.

So, please, get any orders in sooner rather than later so as to avoid disappointment.

If it helps, the exact dates are from the 10th of December 2009 until 2nd of March 2010.
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