Minnis Fresco blazer suits - one in 'French Navy' 516, one in the old SF classic 520, from Lai sifu.
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Well done Penfold.
I have been told that you still have a number of outsanding orders isn't it?
Tweed #1 and waistcoat at fitting stage.
There are going to be a lot of jokes about picnic blankets and horse rugs when this is released into the wild.
One piece back
I have been categorically forbidden from buying more suits by my wife. So this definitely, definitely won't be happening...
... as far as she knows.
Fishball is right - the 9/10 oz (280-310g) 2-ply fresco is a superior cloth to the 7/8 oz (250-280g) single ply version. It has more body and is an easier and more forgiving cloth to tailor. The single ply fresco 'hangs long' and so the trousers bag. I also found a few tiny flaws or fents in the lightweight light grey 0500 - very small dark threads - which show on the GY suit and the extra trousers Lai made. The effect is to make it look like I dropped a biro pen onto my pants.
There's a 70/30 wool/mohair blend fresco now which I saw for the first time, at least the 0578. Quite suave.
Trousers turn-around should be pretty fast but you're better off asking directly.
With regard to the backs not being completely clean I see that. I will just note that both myself in the 516 and my friend in the 520, are over 100 kg, meaning we're not exactly models... and these were the first jackets Lai has made for us. He's managed to make us look like we're 5 kgs lighter each IMO, which is worth a wrinkle or two any day.
I'm planning on visiting Hong Kong in a few months but I am only staying for 6-7 days. I'd like to have some shirts made at AC, as well as some trousers.
Do you guys think I can get a good fitting shirt made within that time frame? I've never been there before and would need to be measured.
Is it worthwhile to get the trousers made at AC as well? I'm looking for good fit, good quality and easy to maintain. Price isn't really an issue with me but I don't want them to be easily destroyed in the wash.