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post #16 of 25
is that lyle lovett in the middle?!
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Do you think Africa might have cheaper tailors?
Probably not. While inevitably hugely variable, the textile industry in most of the continent has never stood up thanks to the munificence of well-intentioned but clueless Americans sending their cast off t shirts to 'the starving children of Africa.' It's one of the great tragedies that contributes to keeping the continent Dark. Textiles are a natural first growth industry, along with farming. The former we keep down with church clothing drives, the latter with our regressive farm subsidization policies. We are only willing to deal in stones and guns with those backwards sub-humans.

Tom
post #18 of 25
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Mike D almost ran me over with his low-rider bicycle.
my friend gave Natalie Imbruglia a black eye with his surfboard
post #19 of 25
Did you ever have Phu copy your Dung suit, Matt?
post #20 of 25
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Textiles are a natural first growth industry, along with farming. The former we keep down with church clothing drives, the latter with our regressive farm subsidization policies.
You nailed it!

I've had African entrepreneurs beg me to help them do something about these two very things.

Having stated that, let's not forget that the level of corruption and the utter lack of private property rights in much of Africa make those in Asia seem positively benevolent.
post #21 of 25
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Did you ever have Phu copy your Dung suit, Matt?
no, but the day is drawing nigh.....

Dung is making me another suit - at $405 it is pretty much the most expensive suit Vietnam can muster. Dormeuil cloth is driving it up.

Im likely to take in Dung's handiwork and a Canali ad to Phu some time this week and set him to work on it.

Although I am debating whether to have him copy Dung's measurements and make me a tux, that way, if he messes up, he has only messed up a once-a-year garment....
post #22 of 25
If I was staying in this part of the world for a longer haul I would have a cheap-o tailor draw up all kinds of streetwear. Like western shirts with epaulets and contrast threading, knockoffs of Nice Collective and Cloak outerwear, etc.
post #23 of 25
M@T

Would buying fabric from the ebay site you posted in the past, shipping it to the tailor and relaying what I want over the phone, work? Or are these tailors strictly in person? I have worked with World Group Tailors before, but i would imagine the ones you deal are less centrally located and would require some knowledge of the language. Advice?
post #24 of 25
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keep an eye on edmorel's posts, he is undertaking just that experiment now.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
If I was staying in this part of the world for a longer haul I would have a cheap-o tailor draw up all kinds of streetwear. Like western shirts with epaulets and contrast threading, knockoffs of Nice Collective and Cloak outerwear, etc.

Nice Collective would be easy to knock off, Cloak, not so much. They use some really top notch and difficult to obtain fabrics, really expensive trims, and the workmanship is pretty good - also pretty difficult to replicate without a template to work from.
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