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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

That's what I thought as well, but apparently China has been faking Dormeuil, H&S, etc and also no name "Made in England" fabrics.

To whom are they selling?
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post


I've said it repeatedly in this thread. If you are new to having clothes made for you, don't source your own fabric. You are talking about pretty standard cloth. Just get it from your tailor. The savings from sourcing yourself are generally minimal, if any, and the possibility of problems from sourcing yourself is considerably higher.

Ok. Just having a general idea would help. Someone mentioned 50/60 /meter. I do not even have a specific tailor. I will initially LOOKING FOR a tailor within India, South Asia, HK. BKK as I am currently in these areas and will be heading to the US. 

 

Any suggestions on what I can do? Which tailor etc and how do I go about this? 

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Minnis you can get by going to the Huddersfield Fine Worstes website. Many tailors will also be able to source it themselves.

Wodehouse is sadly gone, though lengths of it may turn up on ebay or in fabric shops such as Tip Top in Brooklyn. I know that Rubinacci has a ton of it in their inventory but they will not sell it retail, however, if you want a Rubinacci suit, that would be one way to get Wodehouse.
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Tip-Top in Brooklyn still has a ton of Woodhouse. I don't recall if any Summer Comfort is still available.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

That's what I thought as well, but apparently China has been faking Dormeuil, H&S, etc and also no name "Made in England" fabrics.

Sorry to say this, or ask this but I would not mind it if I can obtain similar fabric for less price or tailors who would have them. 

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Yep, I have charcoal, mid gray, dark brown, and 0520 -- all in the 9/10 oz stuff. The dark brown is much softer than the others for some reason. I did order it a year or two before the others. When I got it, I was wondering why people thought it was a rough fabric. But after wearing a pair of unlined gray ones, I know.

I've also become of fan of the lightest weight fresco, 8/9 oz. I avoided it because Will once wrote that the knees bagged on a a pair of pants he had in it. But that hasn't been my experience. I got a pair from Luxire to test the fabric, then wore them for a couple days in Miami. I'm sold and will probably get more pants and a suit or two in that.
The cloth can be purchased direct from their Huddersfield website. I think it's about 50 pounds per meter and you'd need 3.5-4.5 meters depending on your size and what kind of suit you'd like. Best to ask your tailor, as others have mentioned. A tailor will also be able to get the cloth for much cheaper than you can, although, he'll probably add some markup of his/her own.

 

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The Crispaire book I saw didn't go below 8.5 oz. Maybe it was Cool Breeze?

 

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To whom are they selling?
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

I've also become of fan of the lightest weight fresco, 8/9 oz. I avoided it because Will once wrote that the knees bagged on a a pair of pants he had in it. But that hasn't been my experience. I got a pair from Luxire to test the fabric, then wore them for a couple days in Miami. I'm sold and will probably get more pants and a suit or two in that.

I agree, I've been pleased with the lightweight stuff, with minimal lining.
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The Chinese are constantly combing the internet looking for products with demand so that they can copy it, it exists in almost any line of products you can think of, if not everything. And if you find something that doesn't have a Chinese replica, rest assured it will in no time at all
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Yep, I have charcoal, mid gray, dark brown, and 0520 -- all in the 9/10 oz stuff. The dark brown is much softer than the others for some reason. I did order it a year or two before the others. When I got it, I was wondering why people thought it was a rough fabric. But after wearing a pair of unlined gray ones, I know.

I've also become of fan of the lightest weight fresco, 8/9 oz. I avoided it because Will once wrote that the knees bagged on a a pair of pants he had in it. But that hasn't been my experience. I got a pair from Luxire to test the fabric, then wore them for a couple days in Miami. I'm sold and will probably get more pants and a suit or two in that.
The cloth can be purchased direct from their Huddersfield website. I think it's about 50 pounds per meter and you'd need 3.5-4.5 meters depending on your size and what kind of suit you'd like. Best to ask your tailor, as others have mentioned. A tailor will also be able to get the cloth for much cheaper than you can, although, he'll probably add some markup of his/her own.

I love the 8/9oz stuff. I think it is the ultimate in cool suitings. I am actually surprised at how well it stays crisp. Don't know what was going on with Will, but I suspect if it is very hot and you are sitting with your knees bent all of the way in for some time you'd have issues but then again you would in anything.
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

To whom are they selling?

My sources say Tip Top gets them. I know some people who are fed up with Tip Top because when they compare their lengths from Tip Top to the real thing from vendors it is clearly not the same fabric. One case somebody I know bought Dormeuil and it was spelled wrong on the selvedge.
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Originally Posted by XFactor View Post


Sorry to say this, or ask this but I would not mind it if I can obtain similar fabric for less price or tailors who would have them. 



That is ridiculous. It is a completely different fabric quality. Why not just buy suiting from China then?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

That is ridiculous. It is a completely different fabric quality. Why not just buy suiting from China then?

 

It seems that you are offended. I am not a fabric expert and as much as I'd love to splurge the big bucks once certain cash flows open up, till then I have watch my cash. 

 

I need to find the best possible 90+ Heat friendly Suit Fabric that works well. If the chinese made something that did that what I need I would buy it. 

 

Every iPhone a person buys is made in China. Of course, maybe some of the best fabric comes from Europe. I am not an expert on it nor picky as such.

 

- Getting back to the point - If you can point me to a good source in China who makes fabric that works for my requirements, please do so.  

- If the fabric is miles apart.. well then I may have no chinese choices.

 

Who knows - I read an article in Beyond The Bale magazine where some Australian Wool company was planning to make Fresco Wool with a Chinese Partner. 

http://beyondthebale.wool.com/?iid=5401&startpage=page0000020#folio=20


Edited by XFactor - 6/27/13 at 3:32pm
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In my opinion there is no such thing as a 90+ heat friendly suit. At that temp, you should carry your jacket and only wear it in the office if you must. The most easily accessible would be minnis fresco, most tailors should be able to get their hands on that for you. I would opt for the lightest weight if you want it to be the breeziest, but still, in 90+ degree heat its not really gonna do you any good.
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

In my opinion there is no such thing as a 90+ heat friendly suit. At that temp, you should carry your jacket and only wear it in the office if you must. The most easily accessible would be minnis fresco, most tailors should be able to get their hands on that for you. I would opt for the lightest weight if you want it to be the breeziest, but still, in 90+ degree heat its not really gonna do you any good.

I get that. Trying to get the best I can get. 

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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

In my opinion there is no such thing as a 90+ heat friendly suit.

 

+1

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Decided not to hold onto my double faced Holland & Sherry Vintage Overcoating I osted about a while back...will post in B&S soon, but if anyone wants it, let me know and I'll accept any reasonable offer.
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Hey guys, do anyone of you have any experience with 'The London Textile Co' on Regent Street? If so, what do you think of the quality of their offering? I have bought a few fabrics previously which were 120's but only had 'Made in England' on it. I am thinking about going there tomorrow as im on a short trip to London but just want to make sure what im buying is decent stuff!

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Is 8 oz linen too light to make up well as an odd jacket? I'm worried that it won't drape well, but that 11 oz would wear too warm.

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8 oz linen will crease, heavier weight around 12/13 oz will 'bunch'. I've both and equally like them, different charms.
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