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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread - Page 44
For uncanvassed I'm not really sure, but likely around $500. His business partner comes to New York or perhaps Peter can send you a measurement chart showing how/where he would need measurements. Worth reaching out to him at peterlee @ leebaron.hk (spaced out to negate spam).
Depending on the cloth, I think MyTailor.com can do the same. Find out from their website when they will next be in your area and make sure that you have Joe Hemrajani measure you. They have a wide variety of tweeds to choose from and I'm sure you could get what you want from them. They key is having the chief tailor take your measurements. Joe is a perfectionist and it makes a difference.
um... I have a dusk harris swatch from bookster in front of me as I write this...it's actually pretty horrid, looks quite different to the pics on their website. I find on my screen that I have to look at the bottom right of each pic to get the best approximation of the true colour.
Well of course. That's why you order swatches. Now if you had the money to travel there and could look at the bolts instead of the swatches it would be better yet but the swatches are a much better way to choose than the web. Personally, I'm out for their Donegal blue. I have no idea when I will be able to afford it but I definitely want that coat . . . once I've made sure of my choice with a swatch, obviously.
Inner breast pocket and fancy jacquard lining:
Front fit pic:
Back fit pic:
Edited by academe - 4/18/12 at 6:44am