Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy
I'm not about to use a different tailor (more particularly so if I have to go through the hassle of flying to Rome) so I can use that
cloth, which brings me to my question -- what were you doing at Caraceni?
That's not a Huntsman coat on the 90-year old gentleman -- some stylistic differences, but otherwise very similar.
When I went on a trip to Rome a few years ago, I thought it would be a great chance to experience one of the world's famous tailors; consider it a form of idiosyncratic tourism not really different from trying the local cuisine. I had a suit made on that trip (I wrote in detail about the process in a LL thread) and on a trip the following summer had a sportcoat made. I would have done the same on my last trip but I was only in Italy for a week and hadn't enough time, though I still went in to visit with them.
But, yes, I wouldn't go to them just to get a particular cloth (if it is even still there).