Originally Posted by Despos
Please excuse my interrupting here. I like Lesser Cloth, haven't had any real issues with their cloth.
Occasionally, from other makers, plaids, arrive and the weft is twisted, meaning the plaid is not totally squared up. have never had this with a Lesser cloth. The cloth responds to the iron very well and tailors well.
The sweet spot in the line is 11 to 13 ounce. The tropical worsted is good but not better than other lines. Above 13 ounce, I have no experience. The main line is good, honest cloth. Golden Bale is Luxe but other lines have caught up. I would just as soon use Escorial in the mid weights and would prefer Escorial in the lighter weights. Golden Bale flannels have a beautiful finish but I prefer the H&S Victory Flannels. If Golden Bale were priced as the regular Lesser cloth and the regular cloth more in line with other cloths I would consider Lesser a good value. Have not been disappointed with the results of any Lesser suit I have made and if you like the finish and hand of the cloth, use it, but I can't say it is unequaled by what else is available.
And your experiences of other such as Smiths woolens or Fox?
I have a few samples from the latter and they're just sublime...They do look more fragile than the Minnis samples but i will wear that suit twice a month...
I 'm waiting for my Golden bale sampels to arrive...