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post #3811 of 11056
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Was hoping to get some feedback from you guys. I have 2 pieces of H.Lesser 10oz, one in plain dark blue and the other is a dark grey with stripes (this one is from 1989). I'm planning to turn one of them into a 3 piece suit with peak lapels, roped shoulders etc ala a Tom Ford suit. Currently I'm leaning towards the plain dark blue one but would appreciate your thoughts on it.

I have 7 meters of the dark grey one and 4.2 meters of the plain dark blue one. I'm thinking it would be a waste if i went for a 3 piece in the dark grey striped Lesser as what is left over wont be enough for another suit.

What you could do is have a six-piece suit:
DB jacket
SB jacket
SB vest
DB vest
Two pairs of trousers.
post #3812 of 11056
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

I have 7 meters of the dark grey one and 4.2 meters of the plain dark blue one. I'm thinking it would be a waste if i went for a 3 piece in the dark grey striped Lesser as what is left over wont be enough for another suit.

How much cloth you will use depends on your size. You may only need 3.5 meters for a 3 piece and could sell the remaining length.
post #3813 of 11056
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I can't say for sure, but I am guessing my wife was younger than you are now when she got the first one - tweed sportcoat from Dege. The Davies coat was something she designed herself and is kind of a long black frock-coat like jacket with purple pinstripes and purple velvvet covered buttons. She wears it a lot.

Maybe I'm too prejudiced against Savile Row #womenswear. I just imagine it being too staid to even retain a hint of sexy librarian.

Foofy, Luca and I are just about the same age but In a way I'm 5years younger than Foof and Luca is 5 years younger than I.
post #3814 of 11056
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Maybe I'm too prejudiced against Savile Row #womenswear...

So you're saying you're more Savile Bro?
post #3815 of 11056
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

What you could do is have a six-piece suit:
DB jacket
SB jacket
SB vest
DB vest
Two pairs of trousers.

I'd do the suit in question in navy. Pinstripes, to me, look strictly business, and I'd have little use for a pinstripe peak lapel for business.

With 7m of the pinstripe, I'd made everything that RogerC said, except for the DB vest, just because I couldn't see myself ever wearing one. Plus, I don't think you'd have enough fabric. I think you have enough fabric for a 3-piece and another suit though.
post #3816 of 11056
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Maybe I'm too prejudiced against Savile Row #womenswear.

Tell it to Bianca...

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post #3817 of 11056
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post


How much cloth you will use depends on your size. You may only need 3.5 meters for a 3 piece and could sell the remaining length.

My tailor told me he requires 4.2 meters for a 3 piece for me. I think I will go for the plain dark blue as a 3 piece and save the grey one for the future. I need only one length of 3.5 meters for a suit so I may let the rest of it go if anyone is interested.

 

On a separate note, the 16oz book is out for the new H.Lessers. Looking forward to receiving the book soon.

post #3818 of 11056
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

My tailor told me he requires 4.2 meters for a 3 piece for me. I think I will go for the plain dark blue as a 3 piece and save the grey one for the future. I need only one length of 3.5 meters for a suit so I may let the rest of it go if anyone is interested.

On a separate note, the 16oz book is out for the new H.Lessers. Looking forward to receiving the book soon.

Your jacket size is 38, may I know how tall are you? My jaxket size is 40 and 1.7m height. all I need is 3m for 2 pc and 3.3 m for 3 piee.
post #3819 of 11056
If the tailor cuts everything himself 3.5 is plenty for a 3 piece unless you are 6'5". If he uses a CTM method or outsources the jacket and trouser to different makers he may need extra cloth.
post #3820 of 11056
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Maybe I'm too prejudiced against Savile Row #womenswear. I just imagine it being too staid to even retain a hint of sexy librarian.
Foofy, Luca and I are just about the same age but In a way I'm 5years younger than Foof and Luca is 5 years younger than I.

I don't think your math is working out.
post #3821 of 11056
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

If the tailor cuts everything himself 3.5 is plenty for a 3 piece unless you are 6'5". If he uses a CTM method or outsources the jacket and trouser to different makers he may need extra cloth.

Despos, interesting point. This might explain why Savile Row tailors seem to ask for more cloth than the sole trader tailors I have met.
post #3822 of 11056
Regarding corduroy, it's ok if I have it made up the "opposite" way of where it would normally go, right? It won't mess it up except to make it perhaps a bit more nubby? I just much prefer the darker color the other side provides on some cord fabric.
post #3823 of 11056
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Regarding corduroy, it's ok if I have it made up the "opposite" way of where it would normally go, right? It won't mess it up except to make it perhaps a bit more nubby? I just much prefer the darker color the other side provides on some cord fabric.

confused.gif do you have a pic of said fabric?
post #3824 of 11056
At the tailor, but it's the two on the right: brown and tan.

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post #3825 of 11056
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Regarding corduroy, it's ok if I have it made up the "opposite" way of where it would normally go, right? It won't mess it up except to make it perhaps a bit more nubby? I just much prefer the darker color the other side provides on some cord fabric.

Nothing will be messed up. My Korean tailors tell me that is the way they cut cords in Korea. The trouser will look darker but lighter to you when you look down.
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