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post #3721 of 11342
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Originally Posted by Lo Zingaro View Post

What about buying in online sites like e-bay?
Have you witnessed some scams?

I've never come across scams with fabric on ebay, but it's a real game of hit or miss, with the misses beating out the hits by a wide margin. I've probably bought five lengths off ebay. One came with with snags and was unusable. Buyer refunded and told me to keep it. Another time, the seller sent me the wrong stuff, which I had to return. Never got what I ordered. I've bought fabric that looked completely different from the picture and had to resell, and I've bought a length that looked great, but felt awful. I just threw it away. 0-4.

Then, I bought a suit length of Lumb's Golden Bale in the exact type of cloth I wanted for 1/5 of the price that my tailor would charge. That was nice, but not a particularly good success rate. I gave up shopping for fabric on ebay. It's not worth it.
post #3722 of 11342
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post

I've never come across scams with fabric on ebay, but it's a real game of hit or miss, with the misses beating out the hits by a wide margin. I've probably bought five lengths off ebay. One came with with snags and was unusable. Buyer refunded and told me to keep it. Another time, the seller sent me the wrong stuff, which I had to return. Never got what I ordered. I've bought fabric that looked completely different from the picture and had to resell, and I've bought a length that looked great, but felt awful. I just threw it away. 0-4.
Then, I bought a suit length of Lumb's Golden Bale in the exact type of cloth I wanted for 1/5 of the price that my tailor would charge. That was nice, but not a particularly good success rate. I gave up shopping for fabric on ebay. It's not worth it.

Wow, I always wondered how the hand of Golden Bales felt.
What's the weight?
post #3723 of 11342
Steed about to cut my London Lounge blue donegal herringbone.

Looking forward to the first fitting next month!

post #3724 of 11342
Great looking cloth, good luck!
post #3725 of 11342
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Are you specifically looking for Harrisons?

no, used that as an example - I am thinking harrisons, minis, holland and sheppard, but I am flexible. thanks
post #3726 of 11342
Thread Starter 
My steed jacket was apparently delivered today but I will be home late. It's so heavy I can't wear it for months anyway.
post #3727 of 11342
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

My steed jacket was apparently delivered today but I will be home late. It's so heavy I can't wear it for months anyway.

Which fabric and how'd you make it up?
post #3728 of 11342
Thread Starter 
It's a funny thing, a long time ago I got this 3 piece DB and I wore it for a while. Then I wanted some belted pants for the suit so I could ditch the vest. I got those and I never wore the vest or the brace trousers again. So they were sitting there fallow and I thought, "Hmmm, if I get an SB coat from that cloth, I have an instant 3-piece suit." So that's what I ordered.

So I now have a five piece suit made by three different tailors over five years.

It's Lesser 16 ounce blue serge, SB 3 button flap.
post #3729 of 11342
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

My steed jacket was apparently delivered today but I will be home late. It's so heavy I can't wear it for months anyway.
Is this a sign that you have given up on the MEA&SBT?
post #3730 of 11342
That's exactly what is on my list for next (or after my flannel is finished), a 3 piece heavy either serge or gab in navy.
post #3731 of 11342
Thread Starter 
No, not given up but he hasn't been around in a while and I wanted to try Steed again to see how it goes and have a "replacement" in line.

As much as I love Solito (flakiness aside) there are some garments that I want to have an English look that I would not want to use him for. Hard for me to explain, that's just how I feel. A three piece suit is certainly one of those.
post #3732 of 11342
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

No, not given up but he hasn't been around in a while and I wanted to try Steed again to see how it goes and have a "replacement" in line.
As much as I love Solito (flakiness aside) there are some garments that I want to have an English look that I would not want to use him for. Hard for me to explain, that's just how I feel. A three piece suit is certainly one of those.
No need to explain. I just picked up a great suit from NSM (wearing today). I was about to bring them a really nice Lesser navy worsted chalkstripe for my next suit when I realized "wrong country" and put a Lesser tropical in a light green in my bag instead. (As it turned out, I never made it anyway).
post #3733 of 11342
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

It's a funny thing, a long time ago I got this 3 piece DB and I wore it for a while. Then I wanted some belted pants for the suit so I could ditch the vest. I got those and I never wore the vest or the brace trousers again. So they were sitting there fallow and I thought, "Hmmm, if I get an SB coat from that cloth, I have an instant 3-piece suit." So that's what I ordered.
So I now have a five piece suit made by three different tailors over five years.
It's Lesser 16 ounce blue serge, SB 3 button flap.

You had 8 meters of the same fabric lying around? Or did you just re-order when you needed more? I'd love it to be the former, you're sick!
post #3734 of 11342
Thread Starter 
Looks pretty good, very good even. There is, I think, a divot at the top of the right shoulder but otherwise it is quite good.
post #3735 of 11342
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Looks pretty good, very good even. There is, I think, a divot at the top of the right shoulder but otherwise it is quite good.

Steed? How does it compare in terms of fit and finish to Solito?
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