Originally Posted by George
Look, tailors push cloths that they get at discount, merchants often sell roll ends, cloth with faults (marked with strings) etc. These are usually offered at discount to the tailor. The tailor doesn't pass this discount onto the customer but pockets the difference, the customer is none the wiser. The auto industry does similar things within it's dealer network. The electronics industry does it with their retailers, they are incentivised to promote certain lines more than others for various reasons, it's good business.
And this applies to tailors and Lesser ... why? Neither I nor dozens of friends who've bought their cloth nor dozens of tailors whom I've used have ever come accross one shred of evidence of anything like the above. Indeed, the opposite is true. Consumers and tailors alike praise Lesser in terms that they use for no other brand of cloth. My personal experience is that nothing is better and maybe some tiny % is equal to it. For your original insinuation to be correct, by the way, then all these tailors over the course of my nearly 20 years of doing this must have been getting a steady stream of faulty cloth. Also, when I have been encouraged to order Lesser from the books, they must have known that every single cloth in that book was cut rate. Oh, and even when I have ordered from brand new Lesser books, I suppose all those were end bolts and riddled with strings?
I guess you have some axe to grind, which is in keeping with your other observed proclivities. Grind it all you want, but when you do it in public like this people may well speak up. Like I said to another person today, you just have to factor that in as a transaction cost.