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post #6211 of 11421
I am consistently blown away by how tasteful the fabrics are in the Golden Bale book. Its a shame they are so expensive. I wish they would just run all those patterns in a less expensive cloth.
post #6212 of 11421
What is the $$$ for the new Golden Bale?
post #6213 of 11421
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

What is the $$$ for the new Golden Bale?

Would love to know also what tailors are charging for it smile.gif
post #6214 of 11421
I just know both Frank and Chan have always charged a significant premium for it. All in, was about 20% more expensive than a suit in a more typical fabric. Considering that most of that cost is fixed regardless of cloth, it's pretty hefty.
post #6215 of 11421
Good idea to try and find a proxy that can get a better price for you
post #6216 of 11421
I definitely plan on doing a DB suit in birdseye at some point. Likely navy. I know that Dugdale has a great one in their Royal Classics book as seen below. Look forward to seeing the Golden Bale in person sometime.

post #6217 of 11421
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Good idea to try and find a proxy that can get a better price for you

How much does Isles charge for the GB?USD400/meter?
post #6218 of 11421
I don't know, but from my experience their prices are steep, especially when it came to the quotes they were giving me for lessers fabrics. It was cheaper to order directly from harrisons and pay in pounds, I kid you not! I'm guessing they were factoring duty costs into their price, but I'm not 100% positive. There are some proxies here on SF that might be able to quote a better price, but I don't want to shout-out any names.
post #6219 of 11421
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

It would look great in a DB, from a distance it's look like solid grey. I thinks birdseye are underrated.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

One of my first good English-style suits was a birdseye DB (Polo, in 1988). It lasted a long time as one of my favorites but is long since gone. Eventually I will have it remade. If you make yours DB, you will make me happy.

Thanks, I guess I will have to seriously consider DB.
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

What is the $$$ for the new Golden Bale?

I believe mine charges an extra 300UKP per suit for Golden Bale. No idea what the cloth costs by itself, but I get the feeling that they charge normal people a lot more than tailors.
post #6220 of 11421
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post


Thanks, I guess I will have to seriously consider DB.
I believe mine charges an extra 300UKP per suit for Golden Bale. No idea what the cloth costs by itself, but I get the feeling that they charge normal people a lot more than tailors.

That's is a very reasonable price for opting to use Golden Bale from your tailor.
post #6221 of 11421
Hey guys I don’t mean to change topics but is there is a difference in the fabric used in RTW/MTM vs Custom/Bespoke. I just commissioned 2 suits one being a Samuelsohn MTM (Zegna Fabric) and the other being Custom/Bespoke (H. Lesser). I am possibly interested in doing another custom commission in a sports jacket. I would like to copy the fabric in this S. Partonepea jacket. A large majority of the fabric selections from the British fabric producers are “como se dice” boring. Can you guys help me out.

post #6222 of 11421
There is no necessary difference between cloth used in RTW, MTM or bespoke. I once tried on a Gieves and Hawkes suit made from PoW Fox Flannel that is otherwise a bespoke favourite. Fox produce for Cordings and Hackett. That said, most RTW manufacturers use cheaper fabric.
post #6223 of 11421
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I definitely plan on doing a DB suit in birdseye at some point. Likely navy. I know that Dugdale has a great one in their Royal Classics book as seen below. Look forward to seeing the Golden Bale in person sometime.


I have a suit in that, it is a very nice fabric.
post #6224 of 11421
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

Hey guys I don’t mean to change topics but is there is a difference in the fabric used in RTW/MTM vs Custom/Bespoke. I just commissioned 2 suits one being a Samuelsohn MTM (Zegna Fabric) and the other being Custom/Bespoke (H. Lesser). I am possibly interested in doing another custom commission in a sports jacket. I would like to copy the fabric in this S. Partonepea jacket. A large majority of the fabric selections from the British fabric producers are “como se dice” boring. Can you guys help me out.


Think Edmorel is your man for that sort of thing.
post #6225 of 11421
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I have a suit in that, it is a very nice fabric.

I have a suit made from the heavier brother (9426) - I can recommend it too!
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