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Has anyone ever been so disappointed with a suit they had it remade in the same fabric by a different maker?
Oh no-- not one of yours?
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Oh no-- not one of yours?


Tailor narrowed the shoulders too much and now my shoulders stick out. confused.gif
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Harrison's Oyster - someone whose judgement I appreciate has recommended it.  Any thoughts on look, performance v others favs in the similar weight?

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Not quite as smooth and urbane as Lesser 13oz, but nice substance to it. If you like the look, go for it.
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Cheers, I like it a bit rough, the sharkskins particularly, and the birdseye  looks good too.

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^^Yes, I had that happen once. Wasn't a good experience, nice fabric but crappy coat so I kept the pants and had the jacket made up by someone else.
Did you have extra fabric, or did you use the same fabric from a different bolt?

I have been considering this. I had a chalk stripe suit made up and the tailor made the original jacket with patch pockets, which I didn't request or want. They remade the jacket, only for me to realize they had made the new jacket from the opposite side of the fabric from the pants, so they had to make it again. It's still a shit show, so I am considering just having someone else redo it.
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Did you have extra fabric, or did you use the same fabric from a different bolt?

I have been considering this. I had a chalk stripe suit made up and the tailor made the original jacket with patch pockets, which I didn't request or want. They remade the jacket, only for me to realize they had made the new jacket from the opposite side of the fabric from the pants, so they had to make it again. It's still a shit show, so I am considering just having someone else redo it.

ouch

i had a beautiful piece of solbiatti indigo linen.
the jacket was made on one side, the pants the other..
better off that way. it would have been too much wearing that as a suit.
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Does anyone have experience with Harrison's Mirage cloth? Any general feedback is welcome, but I'm particularly interested in whether it's intended as purely jacketing or if I could get a suit made of it? It's a wool/silk/linen blend (66%/22%/12%) and some of the patterns say (odd jacket) to me but some look like suiting.

I appreciate any insight.

Link via Merino Brothers: http://www.merinobrothers.com/#!mirage/clxw

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Does anyone have experience with Harrison's Mirage cloth? Any general feedback is welcome, but I'm particularly interested in whether it's intended as purely jacketing or if I could get a suit made of it? It's a wool/silk/linen blend (66%/22%/12%) and some of the patterns say (odd jacket) to me but some look like suiting.
I appreciate any insight.
Link via Merino Brothers: http://www.merinobrothers.com/#!mirage/clxw

Let me google that for you...
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But seriously, I had a Mirage jacket made by Ercole's, and I really like it. Frank really likes the stuff--he had several patterns in stock and said it made up beautifully. I'm pretty sure he only recommended having jackets made from it. Having worn it a bit, I absolutely agree. Just like the Moonbeam, I don't think it is hard-wearing enough to be used for trousers. But it makes a fantastic jacket. If a summer suit is the intention, I think you'd be better off with a harder wearing linen or a fresco. But ask your tailor--while I think it might be too soft for a suit, I may be wrong.

Here are a few posts (two by me) that I found simply by putting "harrison," "mirage," "styleforum" and "popsicle" in the googlizer:
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Has anyone had a sportcoat made up with Harrison's Mirage? Any opinions on how it makes up, hand, drape, etc.? I'm thinking of using it in place of Minnis fresco for a spring/summer jacket. Is it only limited to those seasons or could it be used into autumn if a dark brown?

This is the Mirage I'm thinking of using--brown with a pastel blue/lavender triple windowpane (instead of solid brown 0518 Minnis Fresco):
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Any opinions on this particular pattern/color or on Mirage, generally?

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There are several patterns in the Mirage that can pass off as autumn colours; if you want I can send a few pictures to you as I have the book.

Although Mirage is intended for summer jacketings, it would depend where you are based. If you are in a humid country like mine, I would prefer the Fresco compared to the Mirage. Drape wise, the Mirage drapes nicely based on the 7 jackets I have seen made up from this book.
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Latest from Frank: Brown Harrison's Mirage with subtle triple blue windowpane. Wool/linen/silk, with neapolitan shoulder. Bonus points if you pick up on the clever bit about the tie.
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I'm making a foray into the pinstripe world.. thinking a navy cloth with white pinstripe (is off-white/blue/grey pinstripes preferred for subtlety?). Are there any rules for pinstripes? Are narrower or wider-spaced stripes more modern? Any better suited for slimmer or taller guys? Thanks!

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Let me google that for you...
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But seriously, I had a Mirage jacket made by Ercole's, and I really like it. Frank really likes the stuff--he had several patterns in stock and said it made up beautifully. I'm pretty sure he only recommended having jackets made from it. Having worn it a bit, I absolutely agree. Just like the Moonbeam, I don't think it is hard-wearing enough to be used for trousers. But it makes a fantastic jacket. If a summer suit is the intention, I think you'd be better off with a harder wearing linen or a fresco. But ask your tailor--while I think it might be too soft for a suit, I may be wrong.

Here are a few posts (two by me) that I found simply by putting "harrison," "mirage," "styleforum" and "popsicle" in the googlizer:


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Thanks for that (including sarcasm....much deserved for me half-assing the search process). Love your jacket; that's actually one I was considering for a suit I think. The main reason I asked is that the tailor (I'm trying a new one since I moved countries/continents) said it would be fine for suits but feeling the swatches made me doubtful. I'm considering some jackets (I think I'll definitely be getting at least a few from that book!) and some summer suits to go along with my two fresco suits. I'm looking for more casual fabrics but I'm already set on the linen suit front and this book caught my eye on the Merino Brothers site (and in person). Good to know it should tailor up well....moving from the UK to Cape Town has meant I need to do a re-boot of my summer work wear and it's new ground for me.

Thanks!

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Thanks for that (including sarcasm....much deserved for me half-assing the search process). Love your jacket; that's actually one I was considering for a suit I think. The main reason I asked is that the tailor (I'm trying a new one since I moved countries/continents) said it would be fine for suits but feeling the swatches made me doubtful. I'm considering some jackets (I think I'll definitely be getting at least a few from that book!) and some summer suits to go along with my two fresco suits. I'm looking for more casual fabrics but I'm already set on the linen suit front and this book caught my eye on the Merino Brothers site (and in person). Good to know it should tailor up well....moving from the UK to Cape Town has meant I need to do a re-boot of my summer work wear and it's new ground for me.
Thanks!

No worries...was just giving you a hard time. I will say that while I really love the material, it isn't a "hard" cloth, finish-wise, so it has a bit of a nap now that I've worn it a bit. So that's the main reason I don't think it would work as trousers. But it is really great stuff.

That said, I'm sure someone on SF has made a suit out of it and has an opposing view, so hopefully others will chime in.
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Originally Posted by lierre View Post

I'm making a foray into the pinstripe world.. thinking a navy cloth with white pinstripe (is off-white/blue/grey pinstripes preferred for subtlety?). Are there any rules for pinstripes? Are narrower or wider-spaced stripes more modern? Any better suited for slimmer or taller guys? Thanks!

Wide.
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Harrison's Oyster - someone whose judgement I appreciate has recommended it.  Any thoughts on look, performance v others favs in the similar weight?

I have a sharkskin suit made by Gennaro Paone. Look it up in his thread. The cloth has guts and a lot more texture than Lesser's 13oz sharkskin, which is what I prefer.
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