or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread - Page 699

post #10471 of 12221
Quote:
Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

I want to buy some jacketing from drapers, but they don't sell to individuals.

How does one go about procuring fabric despite that?

your tailor can buy the cloth and make the garment for you. pretty simple
post #10472 of 12221
Quote:
Originally Posted by Despos View Post


your tailor can buy the cloth and make the garment for you. pretty simple

well, assuming my tailor does not have access to drapers (why i wanted to purchase on my own/provide for CMT)

post #10473 of 12221

:drool:  this just in, will be a jacket.  I have  POW in cashmere and love it.

 

post #10474 of 12221
I have an issue, each suit I commission gets a little bit better fitting. Then my other suits I start to develop nits about things, like oh man is this tight here? Does this pull, strangely? Am I gaining weight? The answer is no, but you feel a little bit more comfortable and then everything else feels off. Does anybody else experience this, or am I just crazy?
post #10475 of 12221
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have an issue, each suit I commission gets a little bit better fitting. Then my other suits I start to develop nits about things, like oh man is this tight here? Does this pull, strangely? Am I gaining weight? The answer is no, but you feel a little bit more comfortable and then everything else feels off. Does anybody else experience this, or am I just crazy?

You are crazy, but you are not alone. That's why you are on SF.
post #10476 of 12221
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have an issue, each suit I commission gets a little bit better fitting. Then my other suits I start to develop nits about things, like oh man is this tight here? Does this pull, strangely? Am I gaining weight? The answer is no, but you feel a little bit more comfortable and then everything else feels off. Does anybody else experience this, or am I just crazy?

The last jacket I got was a lemon! Will probably not ever wear it. Same tailor but he must have had a bad day.
post #10477 of 12221
You should start a thread about it on Style Forum. Right thereafter contact the tailor and see if he will refund you, or remake. If he doesn't, cry out and defame his business on the fora!
post #10478 of 12221
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You should start a thread about it on Style Forum. Right thereafter contact the tailor and see if he will refund you, or remake. If he doesn't, cry out and defame his business on the fora!

May do the above but do you think it would help posting in the Tailor's fit thread? Then I can advise him how to fix the thing. Do you have to sign up to post on Yelp?
post #10479 of 12221
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You should start a thread about it on Style Forum. Right thereafter contact the tailor and see if he will refund you, or remake. If he doesn't, cry out and defame his business on the fora!

You're actually supposed to defame a bit in the first post, and gloss over some of your poor choices and instructions. Then ask for a refund in a threatening way. And then pile on after.
post #10480 of 12221
May I please have a few recommendations for jacketing books? I'm looking for something simple, perhaps even just a blue blazer and at least 9oz. TIA
post #10481 of 12221
nothing too british (e.g., Smiths, Lesser, etc.). TIA
post #10482 of 12221
^ Charmin Ultrasoft, they say good things. No, but seriously why not any british cloths, their mills are some of the best in the business if not the best. That being said, Caccioppoli's jacketing book is great, although they are not a mill.
post #10483 of 12221
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kuro View Post

May I please have a few recommendations for jacketing books? I'm looking for something simple, perhaps even just a blue blazer and at least 9oz. TIA

Del Fino is the pro pick.
post #10484 of 12221
rimshot.gifsmile.gif ^I know what is in their books and looking for something with a less britishy finish (if that makes sense). Open to Holland & Sherry however (e.g., is the H&S Ascot book worth a look?). TIA
post #10485 of 12221
Lesser's Navy Hopsack in the 16oz book has a nice finish, and it hangs like steel. Well worth it IMO. If you want patterns, go with Caccioppoli's books, it's very italian, but good cloths with nice hand. I know a lot of people don't like it, but the worsted alsport book from minnis has a few gunclubs in there and a worsted finish so it's much smoother than a very hairy tweed from WBill for example.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread