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post #16786 of 19918

Well piss lol

post #16787 of 19918
Looking to get silk for a dressing gown. Anyone know of a good source?
post #16788 of 19918

While we are on the subject of silk, does anyone know of sources to buy silk for ties? Madders, grenadines, Repps, etc? I have a guy that will make me 6 and 7 folds if I source the fabric.

post #16789 of 19918
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Looking to get silk for a dressing gown. Anyone know of a good source?
Bergdorf always has a selection. Go in person. There is always much more than is shown online.
post #16790 of 19918
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Bergdorf always has a selection. Go in person. There is always much more than is shown online.

Thanks, dopey. I assume you mean ready-made? I should probably check there first, but do you know of a source for just the silk? Was thinking of just sending it to my shirtmaker, as they've made me a dressing gown in the past.
post #16791 of 19918
Yes I did and no I don't.
If you are using a shirtmaker, did they do a padded chest and quilted collar or was it done like a simple bathrobe? I had the latter made by Dege in cotton pique and I wore it to shreds. I now have a silk one from Brooks Brothers that is also silk lined with a fused chest piece and nicely quilted shawl lapel. It was made in England and I don't know if the still carry it. Getting one bespoke would be a pretty nice luxury but it should probably be done by a tailor rather than a shirtmaker (and would cost considerably more).
post #16792 of 19918
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Yes I did and no I don't.
If you are using a shirtmaker, did they do a padded chest and quilted collar or was it done like a simple bathrobe? I had the latter made by Dege in cotton pique and I wore it to shreds. I now have a silk one from Brooks Brothers that is also silk lined with a fused chest piece and nicely quilted shawl lapel. It was made in England and I don't know if the still carry it. Getting one bespoke would be a pretty nice luxury but it should probably be done by a tailor rather than a shirtmaker (and would cost considerably more).

Mine is built like a bathrobe. I was thinking about getting a navy dotted version of the same thing, or possibly even madder.

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I like the idea of a quilted shawl collar, but I think that might be a little too bad ass for me. I wonder if a chest piece might not be a bad idea though, even if I don't get the quilted collar? Silk seems like it could hang better with a fused chest piece.

Daniel Hanson in the UK makes really nice quilted collar dressing gowns. I wonder if your Brooks gown was made by them.

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post #16793 of 19918
^ The visible details, e.g., the style of the cuffs, belt, lapels, etc. look similar, so there is a good chance it was. But mine has patch pockets, not the braided trim slash pockets in the picture, and the piping on the lapels is simpler on mine, so there is also a good chance it wasn't.
post #16794 of 19918
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I like the idea of a quilted shawl collar, but I think that might be a little too bad ass for me.

 

You should totally get a quilted shawl collar!

 

As for silk, perhaps take a look through Britex the next time you're in the city?

post #16795 of 19918
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So, I've decided to commission a tuxedo this year and of course never noted the various cloth suggestions made by you guys. I do, however, recall Smith Woolens being mentioned several times and would appreciate some suggestions, especially since the "Formal Wear" collection is not featured on the HoE website. I have the pricelist and there is a vast range of weights and compositions and feel a bit lost on which swatches to request from them.

I am thinking of either classic black or midnight blue in 10/11 ounces. Or is it better to go with 12/13 oz.? Any particular recommendations?

I'm not familiar with the Smith Woolens' Formal bunch per se but the other bunches I've had experience with have been excellent. I have a length of William Halstead 100% summer kid mohair that I intend to make up into a tuxedo. It is 260-280 gms and comes in black and midnight blue. I made up the latter into a business suit but no longer wear because it is too dark. Since it is mohair, it would be prickly to wear, but it hangs very well and has a very interesting shine to it, and these qualities more than make up for the prickliness.
post #16796 of 19918
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You should totally get a quilted shawl collar!

As for silk, perhaps take a look through Britex the next time you're in the city?

A man wearing a quilted-shawl collar dressing gown petting his much-beloved cat sounds like a villain scene from James Bond.
post #16797 of 19918
Or you might be mistaken for The Continental
post #16798 of 19918
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Islay Woolen Mill has a similar pattern for £38/meter: http://wvww.islaywoollenmill.co.uk/shop/tweeds/c-range/

Probably more on the rough tweed side than what is pictured here though.

Thanks.
post #16799 of 19918
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A man wearing a quilted-shawl collar dressing gown petting his much-beloved cat sounds like a villain scene from James Bond.

Embrace it, man!
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