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Best Shitty Fabric for a Tailored Suit

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I am having a suit tailored with a custom printed design on it by a cheap tailor near where I live (Thailand). Here are the fabrics offered. They aren't meant for making a suit.

http://www.spoonflower.com/spoonflower_fabrics

What is the best one of these shitty fabrics to use?

I know this is a stupid idea. I am doing it anyway. Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 12

Use the paper gift wrap!

post #3 of 12
Why should anyone waste their time advising you for something even you think is stupid?
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Why should anyone waste their time advising you for something even you think is stupid?


+1
post #5 of 12

Clearly the best option here is the peel and stick decals.

post #6 of 12
In all seriousness, I would go with the linen-cotton canvas. Make it a spring summer suit. There's nothing else there I would even think about as using for suiting. Make sure to wash any fabric you choose before it's made into a suit as well.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi all, thanks for the replies. Let me clarify, I don't think this is a bad idea, but I know that many would, and I know I would think its a shitty idea If I was in anyone else's situation. I just wanted to preempt anyone taking me it would be dumb. It's for novelty purposes. I'm having a suit made out of money printed fabric. So its not really about quality.
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In all seriousness, I would go with the linen-cotton canvas. Make it a spring summer suit. There's nothing else there I would even think about as using for suiting. Make sure to wash any fabric you choose before it's made into a suit as well.

Thanks for taking this seriously. I really appreciate your reply. What about the heavy cotton twill? They say if could be used for 'jackets'. Why is it necessary to wash the fabric pre use? Thanks again.
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AppleMark

CXEQ, welcome to Styleforum.
Ever hear of Don Cherry?

Thanks for the welcome, Man of Lint.

I hadn't heard of Don Cherry until that video, but he sure does look fashionable.
Edited by cxeq - 11/11/13 at 3:39am
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Thanks for taking this seriously. I really appreciate your reply. What about the heavy cotton twill? They say if could be used for 'jackets'. Why is it necessary to wash the fabric pre use? Thanks again.

Shrinkage. You want the fabric pre shrunk before you make it into anything, and your cheap tailor might not think to do so.

As for the heavy cotton twill, that said it was upholstery fabric- I'd think that's more oriented towards work coats when used in clothing.

And yeah, this is sounding very Don Cherry-esque.
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Ever hear of Don Cherry?

Oh dear god that video is priceless!
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Funny video. I had a bunch of pants made like that in China years ago - what are nowadays called "Go to Hell" pants.  Got some material at the local fabric shop, and gave a tailor the fabric and a pair of chinos I liked to copy.

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