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post #3106 of 11058
Just paid the balance, so I guess no longer unfunded...
Slewfoot's special, quarter lined, pants will be fitted net weekend:
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post #3107 of 11058
Yay! Great to see it in action. Look forward to seeing the finished product.
post #3108 of 11058
Slewfoot this is the tobacco fresco special order? NICE!!!
post #3109 of 11058
That's wonderful. I'm taking mine to Hong Kong next month, with similar specs (patch, 2r3, etc.). I have the impression it is a bit more orangey in real life, though. Now, what shoes to wear with this?
post #3110 of 11058
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Use this test for gabs. The good ones have diagonal / twill weave on the face of the cloth and the same identical diagonal weave on the back. Cheap gabs show a diagonal weave on the face of the cloth and show a plain weave pattern on the back. Plain weave shows the yarns running parallel, 90* angles and not diagonal.

Question for you Chris- I was told that twills are the superior weave for draping cleanly over the body, avoiding ripples, and generally laying straight and 'suit-like' over the body... is this correct? Is there any weave better? I have indeed noticed my tweeds and plain fabrics get a bit frumply relative to my cavalry twill, but I'm not sure if this is due more to weight and thickness rather than weave.
post #3111 of 11058
A unfortunate noob question:

Anyone who could tell me some sources to buy fabrics in the internet?

I am in search for a batch of french navy suting fabric, possible in good names, 10-12oz wool and cashmere mix and around £200 for five meters.

Is ebay trustworthy for that?

thanks for any member's time.
post #3112 of 11058
Go Dugdale Brothers, good quality, great bang for the buck. Also, think about why you want cashmere in here. It may be a bit softer, but if not top quality, will also be less hard-wearing.
post #3113 of 11058
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Go Dugdale Brothers, good quality, great bang for the buck. Also, think about why you want cashmere in here. It may be a bit softer, but if not top quality, will also be less hard-wearing.

Thanks for the suggestion, I had registered with them and forgot this completely...

For my preference, I like the softer drape of the mix plus I don't really need an absolute durable cloth, I need something nice, and I have a good rotation anyway so it is not a problem
post #3114 of 11058
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Just paid the balance, so I guess no longer unfunded...
Slewfoot's special, quarter lined, pants will be fitted net weekend: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Looks good, but it only makes me wish I had seen the group buy in time.
post #3115 of 11058
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Just paid the balance, so I guess no longer unfunded...
Slewfoot's special, quarter lined, pants will be fitted net weekend:
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Did your tailor use black canvas or regular white-ish canvas?
post #3116 of 11058
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Did your tailor use black canvas or regular white-ish canvas?

Don't know, forgot to ask, I will when I'm back next weekend.
post #3117 of 11058
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Just paid the balance, so I guess no longer unfunded...
Slewfoot's special, quarter lined, pants will be fitted net weekend:
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08e5f51a.jpg
ff98e57a.jpg
Did your tailor use black canvas or regular white-ish canvas?

on the side view there is a small blackish colored material showing at the gorge, may be the black hymo.

NYR, you are wearing cut offs with rolled up hem with dress shirt and tie for your fitting. Just so you know, everything gets noticed here.

Ask Frank to raise the collar in back 1/4 or 3/8". Maybe he already did.
post #3118 of 11058
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NYR, you are wearing cut offs with rolled up hem with dress shirt and tie for your fitting. Just so you know, everything gets noticed here.
Ask Frank to raise the collar in back 1/4 or 3/8". Maybe he already did.

Shorts were old trousers so no biggy, as for the "respect your tailor" angle, Frank isn't like that...its actually one of the reasons I like using him. He knows I respect him because i keep coming back!
post #3119 of 11058
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Shorts were old trousers so no biggy, as for the "respect your tailor" angle, Frank isn't like that...its actually one of the reasons I like using him. He knows I respect him because i keep coming back!

Not this, "respect your tailor". It's hard to see and judge proportions with shorts, at least for me. Throws everything off to my eye, especially on the fitting when you are trying to assess changes. Maybe not on the second fitting, if that's what this pic is.
If a client is not wearing a collared dress shirt, I get him one to try on because it's hard to see the shoulder and collar fit with just a t shirt under the jacket.

Jacket looks great.
post #3120 of 11058
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Not this, "respect your tailor". It's hard to see and judge proportions with shorts, at least for me. Throws everything off to my eye, especially on the fitting when you are trying to assess changes. Maybe not on the second fitting, if that's what this pic is.
If a client is not wearing a collared dress shirt, I get him one to try on because it's hard to see the shoulder and collar fit with just a t shirt under the jacket.
Jacket looks great.

Yea, I think we're beyond that. He has made me over 10 jackets thus far. I will always wear a collared shirt and tie for a fitting though...Thanks!
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