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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post


If one actually pursue to buy these Gutermann threads from the Tsuen Wan dealer, which model and colour should one buy? It is likely that the most convenient way is to buy a set which includes all typical suiting and coating colours.

Furthermore, the thickness of the thread plays a critical role so which thickness should one buy?

I don't have my thread on hand, report back later.

I think Gutermann just have one kind of gimp thread in few color, and two kind of silk thread.
post #2942 of 3690
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Originally Posted by bamboo View Post

You are extremely lucky.  I live here and found bespoke terrain in Hong Kong is more like a minefield.  

I would say, so many "bespoke" tailors in HK won't even do bespoke tailoring at all. Just skipped key tailoring procedures like ironing and hand stitching. But still claim themself as a top tailor.
post #2943 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

I don't have my thread on hand, report back later.

I think Gutermann just have one kind of gimp thread in few color, and two kind of silk thread.

Gutermann have lots of silk threads. Depending on usage. These are some of the commonly used silk threads. Another type of high end silk thread is silk skein, used for pad stitching and decorative stitching.

post #2944 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Gatsbyu View Post

Gutermann have lots of silk threads. Depending on usage. These are some of the commonly used silk threads. Another type of high end silk thread is silk skein, used for pad stitching and decorative stitching.


I should say, for hand stitching, and you are right, they also have silk skein.
Btw, the gimp in the pic is not silk, IIRC
post #2945 of 3690
I think I really getting old.

I checked the Gutermann catalog, it show four silk thread, R753, S303, S403, S1003.
The silk skein is R402E.

I can't found my spool of S303 baldy[1].gif



However, I think the S403 and S1003 is designed for sewing machine, but I may be wrong.


The Gimp is no silk at all.

post #2946 of 3690
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I think I really getting old.

I checked the Gutermann catalog, it show four silk thread, R753, S303, S403, S1003.
The silk skein is R402E.



However, I think the S403 and S1003 is designed for sewing machine, but I may be wrong.


The Gimp is no silk at all.


Thank you for your clarification master fishball.
post #2947 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

I think I really getting old.

I checked the Gutermann catalog, it show four silk thread, R753, S303, S403, S1003.
The silk skein is R402E.

I can't found my spool of S303 baldy[1].gif



However, I think the S403 and S1003 is designed for sewing machine, but I may be wrong.


The Gimp is no silk at all.


For buttonhole, R753 should be used. It is 3-ply and twisted, it is thick. Commonly used for sewing buttonhole, and many ppl just call it buttonhole twist.
post #2948 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Gatsbyu View Post

For buttonhole, R753 should be used. It is 3-ply and twisted, it is thick. Commonly used for sewing buttonhole, and many ppl just call it buttonhole twist.

I think most if not all major Savile Row tailors used R753 for their buttonholes, and RJW catalog do called it buttonhole twist.
R753 is also waxed, IIRC.

Some one told me that Chan used S303 for their buttonholes, but I don't know is it true or not.
post #2949 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

I think most if not all major Savile Row tailors used R753 for their buttonholes, and RJW catalog do called it buttonhole twist.
R753 is also waxed, IIRC.

Some one told me that Chan used S303 for their buttonholes, but I don't know is it true or not.


Here is S303 vs R753. S303 is thinner. Paris tailors also use 303 for buttonhole, but R753 is just more common and workable solution for high end buttonhole. Another factor may be the practice of using needle, whenever I sew buttonhole, I change a needle, some tailors may just hate it.
post #2950 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

I think most if not all major Savile Row tailors used R753 for their buttonholes, and RJW catalog do called it buttonhole twist.
R753 is also waxed, IIRC.

Some one told me that Chan used S303 for their buttonholes, but I don't know is it true or not.
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Originally Posted by Gatsbyu View Post



Here is S303 vs R753. S303 is thinner. Paris tailors also use 303 for buttonhole, but R753 is just more common and workable solution for high end buttonhole. Another factor may be the practice of using needle, whenever I sew buttonhole, I change a needle, some tailors may just hate it.

Thank you for everyone's chip in.

May I ask then (as a clueless newbie) what are they suitable buttonhole thread stock I should get? How many colours and quantity I need to cover the typical men's bespoke projects?

And also I noted that different needle may be needed for these threads, may I ask what are the model number for those?

If people are kind enough to tell me, I will probably stock a whole set in my of-to-go tailors.
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WW Chan milanese:

 

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WW Chan milanese:





Very nice.
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

Gennaro will be back in Hong Kong from November 27-29. Please contact me if you are interested in more information.

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May I ask how often does Mr. Paone visit HK, so I can plan how long is the wait for a suit . 

post #2955 of 3690
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May I ask how often does Mr. Paone visit HK, so I can plan how long is the wait for a suit . 

I'm bringing him here 3 times a year. Next trip is around March 2016, and subsequently around June 2016.
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