Originally Posted by Touching Cloth
For those of you that have gone through the traveling hotel measurement, how would you rate the fabric selection? Many? Varied? I've signed up for their upcoming tour and am looking forward to the experience.
Off the top of my head, I'd estimate they have the swatch books for somewhere between 50 and 70 suiting and jacketing collections. in addition, if you know the number of a cloth you want (from one of the fabric houses they deal with anyway), you can order that. For example, on the July 2010 tour, I wanted to get a blue Donegal tweed from the Porter & Harding Thornproof collection. They didn't have the Thornproof book with them, but since I knew the fabric number, they were able to give me a price on the spot, and I was able to go ahead and place my order.
I won't be seeing Chan on this tour, but I'd be interested to know what their current price is for a 2-piece suit from VBC Super 110. That seems to be about the low-end, price-wise, of the suitings they use...and a perfectly acceptable suiting if you want a 9-ounce worsted, I have found.