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post #916 of 37395

$hit!!!!!!!!

Thus far I've gotten 2 Zegna, 2 RLBL, 1 Isaia Aqua at full effing retail price. I didn't know there were places where you can get them below the retail prices! On one hand, I am glad that I now have SF to rely on but on the other hand I feel like doing this when thinking about the purchases that I've made already :brick::brick::brick::brick::brick:.That's one for each suit. I am a total idiot.

post #917 of 37395
Umm yeah...
post #918 of 37395

Okay, so is NMWA a good place to buy a suit?

post #919 of 37395
What are u, a 38R?
post #920 of 37395

yup

post #921 of 37395
Thread Starter 
ON CAP VS SAM HOBER
The construction may be better (I don't know), but their silk comes from the same mill, so the actual fabric is identical.
post #922 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

ON CAP VS SAM HOBER
The construction may be better (I don't know), but their silk comes from the same mill, so the actual fabric is identical.

According to the link Rudals put up (that I found), Capp uses non Fossati grenadine from the UK biggrin.gif
post #923 of 37395
Thread Starter 
Link? As far as I'm aware, only two mills in the world produce grenadine fabric and both are located in Italy.
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post #925 of 37395

um...I just read pages 5 and 6 and no where does it say that Cappelli is superior than Hobers. I love Hobers but I'll give Cappellis a shot next time I get a grenadine. 

post #926 of 37395
Thread Starter 
Also, if you keep reading, Hober steps in and confirms there are no British sources for grenadine--the other mill being Bianchi--and speculates that the Caps are also Fossati.
post #927 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Also, if you keep reading, Hober steps in and confirms there are no British sources for grenadine--the other mill being Bianchi--and speculates that the Caps are also Fossati.


David Hober notes that there are two types, one "looser" possibly more transparent used by Cap but from the same mill. I think we need someone who has both, shoots a picture, ties a knot etc., and gives a full report. That must be somewhere in SF. I'd be interested (there are those who have Vandas and Hobers and report liking Vandas better due to a lighter lining).

 

I'd definitely try Hober for grenadines.

post #928 of 37395
Thread Starter 

The default lining that Hober uses is somewhere between what Wang uses and what Vanda uses. Next, though, I'm asking for a thinner lining from Hober.

post #929 of 37395
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post


David Hober notes that there are two types, one "looser" possibly more transparent used by Cap but from the same mill. I think we need someone who has both, shoots a picture, ties a knot etc., and gives a full report. That must be somewhere in SF. I'd be interested (there are those who have Vandas and Hobers and report liking Vandas better due to a lighter lining).

I'd definitely try Hober for grenadines.

Indeed, it is. From "pinkpanther" in the Hober thread:

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Fina on the left, grossa on the right. Hober grenadines are fantastic. nod[1].gif
post #930 of 37395
What kind of knot is that? FIH or Half Windsor? It's HUGE. (Looks awful IMO)

This is why I like thinner construction grenadines like Cappelli (supposedly, still have to see)

My favorite grenadine is a vintage Paul Stuart that has minimal construction. Smaller knot
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