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post #421 of 444
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Originally Posted by Riva View Post
 

Are the descriptions for patch 638 and 637 switched? The 638 looks blue to me.

 

I'd very much like more contrasting color checks, something more unique and adventurous like the photo I posted above.

 

I think you may be right, I think the description to the 638 actually belongs to the 639 which isn't there. I'll see if I can sort it out later today.

 

I'll also have a look for some checks

post #422 of 444
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Originally Posted by Riva View Post
 

 

Very interested in getting 2 full canvas with all the bonuses then. Do you have this one that's shown on your site?

 

there is a similar fabric in a charcoal. It's a lightweight 8oz all wool cloth

 

 

 

 

I'd have to check availability

post #423 of 444
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Originally Posted by Simon at Elite View Post
 

there is a similar fabric in a charcoal. It's a lightweight 8oz all wool cloth

 

 

I'd have to check availability

 

Awesome looking. Very interested. Can you please check?

post #424 of 444
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Originally Posted by Riva View Post
 

 

Awesome looking. Very interested. Can you please check?

Yes it is available

 

We have relationships with fabric merchants all over the world. If you find a fabric you like let me know and I will see if we can find something similar

post #425 of 444
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Originally Posted by Simon at Elite View Post
 

Yes it is available

 

We have relationships with fabric merchants all over the world. If you find a fabric you like let me know and I will see if we can find something similar


Simon please check email. Thanks.

post #426 of 444
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Well Riva's suits suits are all organised. We've arranged to import the fabric and will be using a genuine Japanese bemberg lining and horn buttons for both suits

 

High quality fabrics and trimming on a hand made full canvas suit for only $549. When you see what others are charging for their factory made fused canvas (or if you're very lucky half canvas) suits that looks like great value to me

 

anyone else?

post #427 of 444
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I was trawling though another forum and come across this review from a customer. He's made a number of comments which I'm reposting here

 

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The suit arrived in a DHL Express 3kg air satchel, delivered by TNT (with a TNT con-note). Inside the satchel was a protective (hangable and foldable) suit bag made from non-woven material. Inside that was a plastic jacket sleeve, the same as you would get from a dry-cleaners. Within were the jacket, and 2 pairs of trousers, as advertised.

The numbers I gave them must have been pretty right, as the jacket and the trousers fit perfectly out of the bag.

As for the quality of the material, it is excellent! I reckon I would be paying at least as much for the jacket alone, in a department or specialist suit store. I opted for the wool/cashmere blend, and paid a little extra ($299 for the lot).

If I were to grade this experience, then I really couldn't fault every step of the process. It turned up inside the expected time frame, at an exceptional price. And the price incorporated delivery... that is the amazing thing.

There is no doubt that Simon, the owner has his stuff together on this. I will definitely be purchasing more gear from him, as this experience has been excellent from the start right to the finish.

 

Many times I said that the reason Elite Suits continues to grow is through repeat business. Once customers see the quality of their first suit they often order another more expensive suit straight away. This customer was no different, So what did he think of his second suit

 

 

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Latest suit just arrived. One day short of 6 weeks, as advertised.

It is even better than I had prepared myself for. The workmanship is excellent. I have checked over it, and found one minor blemish (inside the trousers at the seat pocket), which is really a non-issue. Only myself and the dry cleaner will ever see it.

I don't know if I could like these guys any better than I do. After ordering, I asked for them to make it in a slim-fit style, as this suit isn't normally made that way. No problem, and the result is brilliant.

I'm actually not sure who this is and I'm guessing we tweaked the measurements  further for the second suit. MTM tailoring is a process. get the first suit close and you can make adjustments so the second fits even better and do it again for the third and so on until you think they are perfect.

 

In this sort of business you're never going to please everyone but this is far more typical of the response we get from customers who buy one of our suits. Forget the comments from the trolls who have never even laid eyes on a single garment we have made and listen to the people who have actually forked out their hard earned money on one of our suits. You will find that the vast majority of them are extremely pleased with their purchase

post #428 of 444
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We try hard to offer our customers the best possible value for their suiting dollars. Offering full canvas suits that are hand made by trained and experienced tailors rather than fused or half canvas suits slapped together with glue and made by machine in giant suit factories is only the start. Another important point is offering the best fabrics possible for the price. We get many emails for customers surprised by the high quality of the fabric used for their suit. When they compare it to their other suits, often purchased for much more, they can see and feel the difference.

 

Hopefully in July we will be ready to launch our new range of suit fabrics. These new fabrics are even better (and more expensive) than our current range which make our suits even better value than they are now, As we clear out the remaining stocks of old fabric we're already starting to use the new ones Today a customer asked me why are the new fabrics better and it can be hard to clarify just why. Sometimes it's more than just the numbers in the specifications.

 

Consider two of my suits both made from Australian merino wool. Suit A is made from a s150's 8.5oz fabric and Suit B from a s120's 9.5oz wool. On the numbers alone you would pick Suit A as the better suit. It's a lighter cloth and a higher "S"number. Make no mistake it's a great suit and I love wearing it but Suit B is a top quality Holland & Sherry fabric and as soon as you put on the jacket you know you're wearing something special. Ask me to exactly define why and it would be hard for me to explain but it just is.

 

The quality of wool start at the farm. How the sheep are bred, the climate, number of sheep per acre, the availability of food and water and hundreds of other things that go into making great wool that can't be defined in just numbers. It why one bale of wool can sell for a few thousand dollars and a single bale of Ausfine wool can sell for $247,000 right in the middle of the GFC.

 

What we can assure our customers is that our search for great fabrics at value for money prices never ends. Add this to top quality tailoring and it all ends up in a great value suit

post #429 of 444
Hey mate. , up early for the soccer ?
post #430 of 444
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Hey mate. , up early for the soccer ?

Every morning at 2am.

 

By 4pm I'm a wreck for the day

post #431 of 444

Putting $ in mouth. Just for you guys who are too cheap to spend some and ponders too much. Will wait until all suits come in before a full pictorial post:

 

post #432 of 444
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Huddersfield Cloth have just announced a special on a limited range of their s100 Lindley fabrics. This is a great English cloth. At around the 10oz mark it's a three season cloth and a durable fabric that will almost last forever.

 

We have added the range to our Huddersfield Cloth specials so you can buy a fully hand stitched suit made by our specialist bespoke tailors for only $999 (USD$940). Don't forget that you can also add the Milan Special for only $199 extra. So that's a fully hand stitched full canvas suit made by worlds best tailors in a bespoke quality English cloth as well as another full canvas suit hand made by a trained and experienced tailor for only $1,198 or $598 each. In US dollars that's only around the $560 mark for each suit including delivery

 

Seeing it's easy to pay more than that for a factory made fused canvas suit that's glued together by machines and made from a fairly average fabric I think the value of this offer speaks for itself,

 

There is a great range of colours including the most popular blacks, charcoal, blue, navy and greys.You can see the full range of the available Huddersfield fabrics HERE. The New Lindley range is numbered from HC1801 to HC1837 however the other fabrics in the range are also exceptional fabrics including some all season lightweight cloths.

 

This is your chance to own two exceptional quality suits at an extreme value for money price.  These are runout specials and stocks are limited. Once they are gone that's it. Those that get in early will have the most choice.

post #433 of 444
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Huddersfield Cloth have just announced a special on a limited range of their s100 Lindley fabrics. 

 

Gavin from Huddersfield Cloth rang me last night from the UK to tell me more about this exceptionally high quality English wool. As far as he is concerned it's the best special ever offered by Huddersfield cloth and at less than $1,000 for a fully hand stitched suit he expects we to sell plenty.

 

I had to disappoint him that after five days on the site nobody had purchased one yet. He was a little shocked

post #434 of 444
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I'm not a fan of "s" numbers when it comes to trying to assess wool quality. It only tells you the thickness of the wool and nothing about the real quality of the fabric. I think the wool producers go through the bale looking for the thinnest strand they can find then label the whole bale based on that, I see suits in stores labelled s150's wool and the fabric feels like canvas.

 

However, when you come to the top quality English & Italian wools it's a different story. The producers stake their reputations on the accuracy of their descriptions so if they say it's an s150's wool you can be sure that's what you're getting. I have an s110's Holland & Sherry suit and you can feel the quality as soon as you touch the wool. It has a softness and elasticity that you simply don't find in cheap wool and as soon as you put on the jacket you know you're wearing something special.

 

That's why top quality fabric is normally expensive  You can easily pay $300 or more for a metre of high grade wool and seeing the average 2 piece suits needs 3.5m that's $1,050 for the wool alone.

 

So only $999 for a high quality genuine s160's English cloth suit fully hand stitched by specialist bespoke tailors looks like value to me. Add the Milan special and you're looking at $1,198 for two suits or $599 each and in US dollars that's only around the $560 mark for each suit.

 

 

 

makes paying $600 or more for a fused machine made suit seem a bit silly.

post #435 of 444
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Of course, for those who want a good workhorse suit there is a good range of s120's in the Huddersfield cloths at the same great price

 

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