Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
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.
That is ridiculous. It is a completely different fabric quality. Why not just buy suiting from China then?
I just caught this. I have no connection to Tip Top other than as a customer but I do these remarks to be offensive. You essentially have accused them of criminal conduct (marketing counterfeit goods) based on hearsay (I gather you have never been there) and, if false, those accusations are per se defamatory. I suggest that you let your "sources" speak for themselves. Otherwise, your rumor mongering does no one any good and has the potential to harm a business that, in my experience, is on the up and up. BTW, you do know that most of the tailors in NYC, including your own, frequently buy fabric from Tip Top.