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post #16471 of 19918
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I live in London, and probably will close the blinds over summer and so on, when you say a while, you're talking like 10+ years right? =P

London? If you always close the blinds in summer, then yes, 10 years sounds reasonable. Again, depends on the dyes, fabrics, what kind of windows you have, etc.
post #16472 of 19918
I suspect the changes at Minnis have a lot to do with the powers-that-be at Gladson Ltd., where flimsy (relatively speking) high supers Italian cloth reign.

Antich has woven some of the better cloth I've seen/felt throughout the past decade, and once upon a time Minnis had Antich weaving the likes of Rangoon.

The new English flannels book is good, but not necessarily a huge improvement.
post #16473 of 19918

"Here more Jaime Gallo, Madrid untailor, the one who now lowers the image of the actual King of Spain (the young fella who was the Prince)"

 

Jaime Gallo died in November last year........................

post #16474 of 19918
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Originally Posted by Simon A View Post

"Here more Jaime Gallo, Madrid untailor, the one who now lowers the image of the actual King of Spain (the young fella who was the Prince)"

Jaime Gallo died in November last year........................

Simon C,

But his sons continue the same ill untailoring and the "school of tailoring".

How can any who is unable to do a suit,to have a tailoring school?

Then no wonder how Spanish tailoring is literally the worst in the world.
Edited by SartodiNapoli - 1/24/16 at 5:12pm
post #16475 of 19918
Literally? Like in a book?
post #16476 of 19918

Can somebody explain the process of cloth purchases from London Lounge? Is it like a group order sort of deal, or are there stocked supplies that can be readily (read: somewhat easily) purchased?

post #16477 of 19918
There are some stock, but not normally how it is done.

Usually they have a set fabrics that they will try to run, and you 'commit' to a certain amount. If that fabric reaches the threshold (usually 60m), then it will go into production. If it doesn't, then that fabric doesn't get made.
post #16478 of 19918
There's a new subscription drive that just got launched today.

Otherwise, you have the book of heavy Fox flannels, and a bunch of Irish linens (shirtings and suitings) that you can order from stock. Plus the occasional leftover from a previous subscription.

There is also a thread on the LL for people who wish to buy or sell past patterns.
post #16479 of 19918
Note on LL fabric runs, there is usually some fabric left over so you dont necessarily need to commit to a set amount in order to get the fabric and can just email michael and ask him to be put on a "waitlist" once its been woven.

Also, while LL does put out unique cloth and most of it has been great in my experience (esp their shetlands), many of its offerings are too heavy for their intended purpose, or have similar offerings available from the usual cloth merchants that most tailors have access too and usually at a lower price. If you're looking for something specific that you cant find from lessers, smiths, harrisons, etc. then go for the LL and try and get it made up. Otherwise, I don't think its worth adding to your collection of unfunded liabilities.

Also, if your tailor needs more cloth to remake a portion of your suit or something happens to your suit and you need some portion replaced, it is much easier for your tailor to contact his/her local agent and get the exact cloth rather than have to ask you to somehow get hold of additional LL fabric from a run that may or may not have any fabric leftover.
post #16480 of 19918
I have a few LL cloths and have had three made up. I wish I hadn't as I think they're expensive and they're largely impractical. I think they're great if you've already got a well rounded wardrobe and need or want some real niche fabrics. That's what I think they are. As others have said, even in standard more conservative patterns, the weight is ridiculous and renders any garment made from it an occasional piece. I also don't understand the fixation on overly large patterns. I'd like to go back in time and have a couple of my LL suits made up in standard cloths in similar patterns from one of the common cloth mills/merchants.
post #16481 of 19918
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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

I have a few LL cloths and have had three made up. I wish I hadn't as I think they're expensive and they're largely impractical. I think they're great if you've already got a well rounded wardrobe and need or want some real niche fabrics. That's what I think they are. As others have said, even in standard more conservative patterns, the weight is ridiculous and renders any garment made from it an occasional piece. I also don't understand the fixation on overly large patterns. I'd like to go back in time and have a couple of my LL suits made up in standard cloths in similar patterns from one of the common cloth mills/merchants.

I have a somewhat different problem. Some of these "limited edition" cloths get re-runs if they are popular. I ocassionally run into the people I know who wears the same stuff.
post #16482 of 19918
The horror.
post #16483 of 19918
Well that would be kind of awkward.
post #16484 of 19918

I love all of my LL tweeds...and I think the weights are perfect for a tweed.

post #16485 of 19918
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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

I have a few LL cloths and have had three made up. I wish I hadn't as I think they're expensive and they're largely impractical. I think they're great if you've already got a well rounded wardrobe and need or want some real niche fabrics. That's what I think they are. As others have said, even in standard more conservative patterns, the weight is ridiculous and renders any garment made from it an occasional piece. I also don't understand the fixation on overly large patterns. I'd like to go back in time and have a couple of my LL suits made up in standard cloths in similar patterns from one of the common cloth mills/merchants.

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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Note on LL fabric runs, there is usually some fabric left over so you dont necessarily need to commit to a set amount in order to get the fabric and can just email michael and ask him to be put on a "waitlist" once its been woven.

Also, while LL does put out unique cloth and most of it has been great in my experience (esp their shetlands), many of its offerings are too heavy for their intended purpose, or have similar offerings available from the usual cloth merchants that most tailors have access too and usually at a lower price. If you're looking for something specific that you cant find from lessers, smiths, harrisons, etc. then go for the LL and try and get it made up. Otherwise, I don't think its worth adding to your collection of unfunded liabilities.

Also, if your tailor needs more cloth to remake a portion of your suit or something happens to your suit and you need some portion replaced, it is much easier for your tailor to contact his/her local agent and get the exact cloth rather than have to ask you to somehow get hold of additional LL fabric from a run that may or may not have any fabric leftover.

Some one is going to get banned.
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