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Wow, this is a great debate. Quite lively and great feedback. lots to think about. We still have time and we will make the best decision possible for the business at this point.  I personally want to use Italian cloth, because its something we haven't done before, but again, I have to think about the Canadian market first.

 

We will be offering Custom suit cloth from Huddersfield, Holland & Sherry (Including their new Harris Tweed line), F.Lli Cerruti and Guabello, hopefully by the end of this month or by early next month.  We will also be able to offer this cloth in both MTO and MTM, so few options on the table.

 

The Model 1 Core used an Asian Mill called Natsun. Model 2, switched up to Asian Mill Dino Filarte. As for the quality of the Asian Mills, especially Filarte and Ruyi, the cloth is really exceptional. TBH, The Reda 110's was pretty underwhelming in comparison. The Reda is similar to the Model 1 core cloth from Natsun. The Guabello is a bit better.  We were never able to work with Ruyi before because or purchase quantity was too low. We are now at a point where we can start and we'll probably phase them in to the Half Canvas at least.

 

BTW, Huddersfield now produces over 1 Million metres/year in China and no one would blink an eye to the quality. But the allure of Italian cloth is still there and we don't dismiss that for a second.

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so how does the fabric, both the asian and italian, being considered for the full canvas compare to the model 2? and what would you compare it to as far as something we have probably seen OTR somewhere?
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We will be offering Custom suit cloth from Huddersfield, Holland & Sherry (Including their new Harris Tweed line), F.Lli Cerruti and Guabello, hopefully by the end of this month or by early next month.  We will also be able to offer this cloth in both MTO and MTM, so few options on the table.

 

 

 

 

Will you have an entire swatch books of Holland & Sherry and Cerruti to choose from?

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so how does the fabric, both the asian and italian, being considered for the full canvas compare to the model 2? and what would you compare it to as far as something we have probably seen OTR somewhere?

 

The new Navy, Charcoal and Light Gray (actually all OTR fabrics that have product code 10005 in them) are the new Filarte 110's which we carry now. These compare very well to most of the Italian 110's that I've seen from Guabello, VBC, Drago. Better than the Reda and just shy from what I saw from Loro Piana.

 

I would say better than the VBC 110's from Suitsupply.

 

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Will you have an entire swatch books of Holland & Sherry and Cerruti to choose from?

 

We will have full books. Not sure if the entire collection or not, but a heck of a lot of swatches.

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The new Navy, Charcoal and Light Gray (actually all OTR fabrics that have product code 10005 in them) are the new Filarte 110's which we carry now. These compare very well to most of the Italian 110's that I've seen from Guabello, VBC, Drago. Better than the Reda and just shy from what I saw from Loro Piana.

 

I would say better than the VBC 110's from Suitsupply.

 

 

We will have full books. Not sure if the entire collection or not, but a heck of a lot of swatches.

What's the cloth on the Blue Texture and the blue small check?

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Another vote for belt loops. I just prefer them...
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What's the cloth on the Blue Texture and the blue small check?

 

Both are Filarte 110's but different weaves. The Blue Texture is just that, a textured weave, more open. The Small Check is a brushed variant.

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New Brushed Wool Trousers. Going up today.

 

Blue Shadow Glen Check

Blue Houndstooth

Charcoal & Blue Overcheck

Grey Houndstooth

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Belts going up tomorrow. All belts are Top Grain Italian Sourced leather with Nubuck backing. $48 CAD.

 

Black Dress Belt - 30 mm - Polished Nicked Buckle.

Black Semi Casual Belt - 33 mm - Brushed Nickel Buckle.

Mid Brown Dress Belt. 30 mm - Polished Nickel Buckle.

Mid Brown Semi Casual Belt - 33 mm - Brushed Nickel Buckle.

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Any plans for suede belts?
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Any plans for suede belts?

 

Funny you asked. We were just talking about that here in the office. Any colours you would like to see?

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Funny you asked. We were just talking about that here in the office. Any colours you would like to see?

Yep. Chocolate (really dark brown) and snuff suede. Maybe tan as well?

Suede is my favourite material when it comes to shoes so that would be awesome.
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New Brushed Wool Trousers. Going up today.

 

Blue Shadow Glen Check

 

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Blue Houndstooth

 

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Charcoal & Blue Overcheck

 

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Grey Houndstooth

 

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Looks good Rick. I think I have too many blue pants but I might have to pick one up.

 

Question to you Rick and other guys here, are there any sport coat that can be worn with blue/navy odd trousers and are not brown? I see a lot of gents wearing brown sport coats with navy trousers and they look very good. but I just don't look good in brown tone sport coat and always struggle to find something to pair with my navy trousers. :violin:

 

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Belts going up tomorrow. All belts are Top Grain Italian Sourced leather with Nubuck backing. $48 CAD.

 

Black Dress Belt - 30 mm - Polished Nicked Buckle.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Black Semi Casual Belt - 33 mm - Brushed Nickel Buckle.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Mid Brown Dress Belt. 30 mm - Polished Nickel Buckle.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Mid Brown Semi Casual Belt - 33 mm - Brushed Nickel Buckle.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Looks good. I will pick up one to try.

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Funny you asked. We were just talking about that here in the office. Any colours you would like to see?

Bring in a dark brown leather!

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^Chocolate suede or Medium brown suede would probably be a hit.

 

On another note...I just got in 3 shirts today, and in short I am simply blown away. The Simcoe flannel shirts are easily the most comfortable shirts I have ever put on. I got the blue and the burgundy/navy check and they are spectacular. The only nitpick I have is that they may be better served with a button down collar, but in no way is that a deal breaker. If these shirts fit you, you should order them immediately.

 

The third shirt I received is the light blue Milner stripe. It is also very comfortable, and what you can't see in the photos is that it has an interesting weave and texture to it--not unlike you would see in a linen shirt. I really can't believe the pricepoint these are going at.

 

Going forward, I think certain shirts that lean towards casual wear (herringbone flannels) would go a long way with having a button down collar. Also, better descriptions of the fabrics on the site is a must. For example, the red&blue check flannel shirt is also a herringbone texture, and it doesn't state that anywhere in the description. I think it would take a lot of the guesswork out of the equation and minimize returns. I will definitely be keeping these three.

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