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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

My go to jacketings for the last few years has been Loro Piana Proposte Giacche Collections. They are seasonal samples with a short run. 80% of the spring/summer 2014 cloths are sold out at present. They usually average 9 ounces and have several blend combinations and come in mill and clear finishes. The new Fall/Winter collection will be out soon. They also have a 9 once book called jacketing that is continuous stock. The cloth tailors very, very well. Patterns and colors are very wearable, easy to accessorize. Several of the patterns in the Jacketings book we have made 8 to 10 times because the patterns/colors were so good. They also have nice hopsacks in another book. Don't know the book name, sent it off with a client
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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.

I'm done with tailors who over promise and under deliver. I could do better with a potato sack and twine!

Done with RTW and brick and mortar stores where sales people try to sale me something that doesn't fit to clear out inventory.

Will get me an Italian suit online, maybe from the "Norman Walks Alone" site and at deep discount at the end of the season!
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thanks again cheers.gif
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You can get awesome deals on bespoke suits if you buy them used. Then laugh at all the idiots in RTW!
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Originally Posted by Kuro View Post

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

Del Fino's giacche book is the furthest from the Brits in both designs and finishing.

H&S' Dandy and SherryTweed are nice as well.
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

I'm done with tailors who over promise and under deliver. I could do better with a potato sack and twine!

Done with RTW and brick and mortar stores where sales people try to sale me something that doesn't fit to clear out inventory.

Will get me an Italian suit online, maybe from the "Norman Walks Alone" site and at deep discount at the end of the season!

You don't make your own tailored clothing, Despos?
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Yes, but only for 43 years.
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You're getting close to finishing your apprenticeship, right?
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You would think so. Then you have a day when you don't think you know anything and have lots to learn.
Actually, just spent a few days in Milan and saw so many beautiful suits. Very inspirational. Milanese tailoring is not represented much if at all here. Really great styling and craftsmanship.
post #10496 of 12525
I have a 2.5 m length of London Lounge Cloth City Gun Club I am not going to make up, send me a Pm if anyone is interested.








Credits London Lounge

Thanks everyone the cloth is now sold.
Edited by tchoy - 6/20/14 at 8:33am
post #10497 of 12525

Just wondering,

 

Where's the best place to get quality merino yarn in Australia?

 

Cheers,

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Anybody know where I can purchase Fratelli Delfino fabric?
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I am looking for fabric options for a new suit, it should be a worsted wool three piece which would be used in the more formal / most formal business settings. Hence worn mainly during the day or early evening and should be good for most of the year in the temparate climate of central Europe (so covering outdoor temperatures ranging from 0 to 25 centigrade).

Hence, the fabric texture should be sufficiently fine and the weight should not be too high or too flimsy (e.g. i already have a twill H&S Classic Worsteds, which I consider to be too roughly textured and too heavy for late spring/summer/ early fall). So generally I was thinking about a weight of 10 to 11 ounces and a fiber fineness of Super 100 to 120.

Some fabric bunches which came to my mind are
- Scabal Royal
- Scabal Galaxy
- Scabal Champion
- Minnis Savile Row Classics / Savile Row III
- Harrisons Premier Cru or Cru Classe

Does anybody have experience with these fabrics and can provide some insight how they perform? Are there any other books to consider?
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

You would think so. Then you have a day when you don't think you know anything and have lots to learn.
Actually, just spent a few days in Milan and saw so many beautiful suits. Very inspirational. Milanese tailoring is not represented much if at all here. Really great styling and craftsmanship.

I remember you telling me about this awesome Milanese jacket you saw some guy wearing that was super shapely, but it had absolutely no darts. I'd love to see some patterns of such a jacket.
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