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post #15616 of 19908
There is no end to beautiful tweeds
post #15617 of 19908
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post

His name is Frank and he works out of the Brampton Mall, which isn't a very nice location really but the alterations he's done, including fixing the shoulders on a couple of SCs have turned out really well. The stuff he's made for other people is full canvas and looks fantastic, especially for the price and especially after the alteration work he's done I'm confident he can nail a fit. Plus he's very easy to talk to, not weird or high pressure as I hear some of the TO tailors can be. I've already posted the example of his work below multiple times so I'll spoiler it.
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What's the pricing like say for suits or sport coats?

And don't forget to update the Custom Suiting Toronto with your experience.
post #15618 of 19908
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post


What's the pricing like say for suits or sport coats?

And don't forget to update the Custom Suiting Toronto with your experience.

 

I've only asked about sport coats and his base price is $750 including the fabric before extras like ticket pockets, surgeon's cuffs etc. I've only spent a minute or two looking at his books and there isn't H&S or Loro Piana, but he did have one VBC book along with several others that I'm not familiar with. He's described his books as "Not as good as Zegna, but still pretty good". 

 

I'm looking forward to having a SC made by him later this Winter. I'm taking time off work right now and one of my priorities is to get in shape. Once I feel like I'm in the shape I ought to be, probably in a few months, I'll get a SC made and report in.

post #15619 of 19908
Folks, going to start clearing fabrics I had impulsively purchased duplicate lengths of, and which I want to let go as part of my resolution to start clearing my fabrics. First up - few Fox flannel lengths that I had recently acquired. Letting go for ~65 USD/M. PM me if interested (details are as per my listing).





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Edited by bboysdontcryy - 10/16/15 at 8:35pm
post #15620 of 19908
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Originally Posted by CrimsonWave View Post


Looks like Porter & Harding Glorious Twelfth 25347Ph, but may not be the same thing.


Very similar, thanks. It turned out to be from Delfino.

post #15621 of 19908
Hi guys, long time lurker here but I've finally decided to make a bespoke suit and am looking 3.7 meters of a good plain navy fabric. What options do I have with regards to finding a good deal online? I've been looking through ebay and the forum but I can't find what I'm looking for, from a reputable brand. I'd like to purchase fabric from a 3rd party and not my tailor due to the fact that the tailors in my country (South Korea) tend to get charged a high premium on imported fabrics due to our customs process and I would prefer to be able to get higher quality at a more reasonable rate. This is possible for me as my sister, from Atlanta, will be visiting me in a month and she can bring the fabric. Any suggestions?
Edited by leesed4509 - 10/17/15 at 9:35pm
post #15622 of 19908
Hi guys,

Similar question to @leesed4509. I'm also looking to buy good quality suit fabric, preferably italian or english, online in the US. I live in India and am visiting San Francisco in 2 weeks, so a fabric dealer in SFO would be even better. I have another friend, who is visiting NYC around the same time, so a fabric dealer in NYC would also be great. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
post #15623 of 19908
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Originally Posted by leesed4509 View Post

Hi guys, long time lurker here but I've finally decided to make a bespoke suit and am looking 3.7 meters of a good plain navy fabric. What options do I have with regards to finding a good deal online? I've been looking through ebay and the forum but I can't find what I'm looking for, from a reputable brand. I'd like to purchase fabric from a 3rd party and not my tailor due to the fact that the tailors in my country (South Korea) tend to get charged a high premium on imported fabrics due to our customs process and I would prefer to be able to get higher quality at a more reasonable rate. This is possible for me as my sister, from Atlanta, will be visiting me in a month and she can bring the fabric. Any suggestions?

You're asking for trouble if you order fabric without seeing the sample, or you're tailor has already showed you the sample.

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Originally Posted by sdtgt View Post

Hi guys,

Similar question to @leesed4509. I'm also looking to buy good quality suit fabric, preferably italian or english, online in the US. I live in India and am visiting San Francisco in 2 weeks, so a fabric dealer in SFO would be even better. I have another friend, who is visiting NYC around the same time, so a fabric dealer in NYC would also be great. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Contact Harrison of Edinburgh.
post #15624 of 19908
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

You're asking for trouble if you order fabric without seeing the sample, or you're tailor has already showed you the sample.

Unless the fabric you're interested in is so rare that you don't have a choice. Unlikely for a navy blue wool cloth though. smile.gif
post #15625 of 19908
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Originally Posted by sdtgt View Post

Hi guys,

Similar question to @leesed4509. I'm also looking to buy good quality suit fabric, preferably italian or english, online in the US. I live in India and am visiting San Francisco in 2 weeks, so a fabric dealer in SFO would be even better. I have another friend, who is visiting NYC around the same time, so a fabric dealer in NYC would also be great. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Can try britex in SF or tip top in NYC.
post #15626 of 19908
a few more up on B&S

super 140's H&S navy flannel

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this would make a great sportcoat/suit

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post #15627 of 19908

Harrison's oyster grey sharkskin vs H.Lesser 13oz grey sharkskin. Any opinions on which provides more value? 

post #15628 of 19908
Value? Not sure how you're judging that. Impossible to say without knowing more about you. Or what you're looking for in a fabric.
post #15629 of 19908
How do you guys feel about H. Lesser and Sons 8/9oz for a work suit in Georgia? I know Manton holds this fabric in high regard but has anything changed? Is it still a durable hard wearing fabric?
post #15630 of 19908
We won't know for a while, will we?

Still, the basic reputation is very good. And you'll have trouble finding anything better.
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