OK, 19 pages of posts is about a dozen pages too many for me. But for what it's worth, I was visiting William Field today in Georgetown (DC). He's the best bespoke tailor in the city (which admittedly isn't saying much) and pretty well regarded by those who've used him. He has done Presidents and routinely works for Senators, diplomats, and others used to Savile Row work and is frequently reported to be the equal of many of the better cutters there. Last time I was there, for instance, I ran into a former Senator-turned-lobbyist and we struck up a conversation about clothes. Mr. Big Shot said he's got a pretty good closet of different Savile Row suits but for the most part relies on Bill for convenience sake and swears his work is the equal or better of his London suits. I haven't used Bill for bespoken work yet, but he does all of my alterations and is great (albeit expensive). Anyway, I asked Bill straight-away about Lesser this afternoon given my notice of this thread. The man says it is his favorite cloth hands down - the best there is up and down the weight classes. Thinks Harrison gives them a run for the money for heavy flannels though, and for those fabrics at least, Harrison is probably better according to him. He has little experience with Fox (a favorite of FNB's if I recall correctly). He has favorable opinions about Smith and has a fondness for some smaller firms that I have never heard of. Others really depend upon the specific cloth at issue. Today, for instance, Bill was wearing a killer 13 oz Oxford grey double-breasted serge with a very rich nap. Awesome cloth ... and it came from a rather small firm. He had a bale on hand and man, it looked wonderful! Of course, he could be some profiteering weasel on the take, but somehow I doubt that.