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post #17146 of 19918

Search this thread. Its been written dozens of times before. I believe there was even a pretty comprehensive list done a year or two ago.

post #17147 of 19918
@gs77,

Can't recommend @edmorel enough. He usually has sport coat lengths and some suiting, and the price/quality is always terrific. Check out his recent stuff available.
post #17148 of 19918
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Too vague. What mill/merchant? What type of fabric? Etc.

Preferably a well known English or Italian mill. Open to all types of fabrics.

There's a seller on eBay for example that sells suiting from dormeiul, Harrison's and even Kiton. I'm assuming he gets last bolts. But I've never dealt with him before.

And @edmorel sells some stuff too.

So any help would be appreciated!
post #17149 of 19918
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post

The problem that I have (of the tailors available in Toronto) is that most of them will charge twice the price for a suit made from 2x more expensive fabric that they source. That is ripp of, and they do it because they can. That is why I always go for basic or close to basic offering (assuming this is still decent).

If I want something a bit special, I am better of sourcing myself.

So, what is the good source?

Most tailors i've dealt with do not markup fabric they source by that much. The slight markup if any is usually offset by the lower price the tailor pays for cloth (compared to the higher price charged to ordinary non-trade consumers) and protects you from having to deal with a cloth merchant who has an incentive to deal more fairly with a frequent repeat customer such as your tailor. That being said I'd lookup harrisons and minnis agents in Canada and inquire with them to see what they offer although I can't recommend enough that you just order it through your tailor


Also, stay away from ebay unless you're dealing with a reputable seller, there are a lot of fake goods out there
post #17150 of 19918
Wait, if you're checking someone on eBay selling Harrison's suiting...why not check out Harrison's?
post #17151 of 19918

Eds killing me with all the great fabric he's selling.

post #17152 of 19918
post #17153 of 19918
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

So I should stay away from here:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/yorkshirefabric/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

?

Unless it's something special that will be sold out in the near future I would just use your tailor.
post #17154 of 19918
I've bought from eBay once and I'm not in a hurry to do it again. Photos often don't represent what a fabric looks like IRL.
post #17155 of 19918

although they do have a nice purple jacketing in there for lordsuperb.

post #17156 of 19918
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

So I should stay away from here:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/yorkshirefabric/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

?

 

 

Just be discerning.  I've picked up -

a. Vintage cloths by reliable manufacturers

b.  'Last of' cloths

 

at good prices from Yorkshire and a few others that sell on Ebay.    For example, I picked up a  10.5 oz fawn colored Barbera for Lesser suiting.. so dry it's like a fine fine suede.  Probably impossible to get from a tailor.    What I don't do is buy cloth on the basis of online thumbnail and description alone.    That's asking for trouble.

post #17157 of 19918
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

What I don't do is buy cloth on the basis of online thumbnail and description alone.    That's asking for trouble.

 

So what do you do?

post #17158 of 19918
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

Just be discerning.  I've picked up -

a. Vintage cloths by reliable manufacturers

b.  'Last of' cloths

 

at good prices from Yorkshire and a few others that sell on Ebay.    For example, I picked up a  10.5 oz fawn colored Barbera for Lesser suiting.. so dry it's like a fine fine suede.  Probably impossible to get from a tailor.    What I don't do is buy cloth on the basis of online thumbnail and description alone.    That's asking for trouble.

Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post

So what do you do?

post #17159 of 19918
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

I've used the Harrison's cotton for chino is excellent stuff Brisbane Moss also makes some really cottons and the price is very reasonable.

I've just discovered a bunch by Solbriati linen and cotton and having a few pairs of trousers make at the moment and it's one of the nicest I've seen.

Thanks a lot tchoy! What weight did you go with for the Harrison's cotton?
post #17160 of 19918
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

Just be discerning.  I've picked up -

a. Vintage cloths by reliable manufacturers

b.  'Last of' cloths

 

at good prices from Yorkshire and a few others that sell on Ebay.    For example, I picked up a  10.5 oz fawn colored Barbera for Lesser suiting.. so dry it's like a fine fine suede.  Probably impossible to get from a tailor.    What I don't do is buy cloth on the basis of online thumbnail and description alone.    That's asking for trouble.

 

If you don't buy on the basis on online thumbnail and description alone, what do you do? I get that you buy Vintage cloths by reliable manufacturers and 'Last of' cloths, but how do you make the decision if not on the basis on online thumbnails and description? I'm genuinely interested, as I've also had the experience of being disappointed when receiving a cloth purchased on eBay.

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