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post #46 of 140
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I've heard back on my order. They say it well take 5-6 weeks (including delivery) once they've received payment. A bit more expensive then I'd hoped, but totally reasonable. May have to wait a few weeks to order though. The only requests they couldn't accommodate were a bemberg lining in corresponding color and for horn buttons. What should I do about the lining? They have bemberg in other shades. Will another color show through on a linen jacket? If the color is slightly off, will it be okay? They offered an acetate/poly blend lining, which I prefer not to do as it won't breathe as well, I believe. That and it is polyester. As for the buttons, they say they will provide cruzzo buttons, natural, made from the cruzzo nut. Has anyone heard of these?
post #47 of 140
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As for the buttons, they say they will provide cruzzo buttons, natural, made from the cruzzo nut. Has anyone heard of these?
Corozo. Yeah, they're another natural material out of which buttons are often made. I wouldn't worry about that side of things.
post #48 of 140
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Just bumping this up, shamelessly. Does anyone know if a contrasting color - or not perfectly corresponding - lining would show through a densely woven linen? It's only a quarter lining. Thanks. And RJMan, thanks for that.
post #49 of 140
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And here we go. I started the order process today. They've said it will take 4 to 5 weeks. I've ordered the following (some details removed for relative brevity): Single breasted jacket Three button front, roll past the top button Side vents Partially lined Fully hand basted with a light-weight canvas (No fusing) Notched lapels Very light shoulder padding Slightly raised armholes Medium waist suppression Four working sleeve buttons Flap pockets and ticket pocket 3 inside pockets on the jacket (with details on size/location) Full name and date embroidered on inside of jacket Corozo buttons Two pairs trousers, both button fly, lined to knee, watch and side pockets: One pair flat front, belt loops, no rear pockets One pair dbl reverse pleats, belt loops and braces buttons, rear pockets, turn-ups And a whole bunch of swatches for potential future orders. I'm hoping to have this by the time killer summer heat arrives in New York. Fingers crossed.
post #50 of 140
...and the final cost?
post #51 of 140
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$440, plus costs of the international wire transfer.
post #52 of 140
sorry the cloth pics are down, what grade of cloth did you select? indian made or imported?
post #53 of 140
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I'll try posting the one I picked again this evening. The fabric is a linen from India. I wasn't ready to spend more on imported fabrics as this is a bit of an experiment. If the fit and workmanship are good, perhaps I will for the next. The fabric seemed sturdy enough, especially given the price.
post #54 of 140
tks. make for an interesting head to head with a ravi suit at around the same price. if i read that right, you were choosing between cloth samples, right? does ravi send swatches or is it all done online with him? if not, 1-0 Vaish...
post #55 of 140
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if i read that right, you were choosing between cloth samples, right? does ravi send swatches or is it all done online with him? if not, 1-0 Vaish...
My other garments in the same price range have been from Raja (not Ravi), but yes, it will be interesting to see how they compare. I'm expecting Vaish to exceed the work I've had done by Raja, where it was a fight all along. Sachin Vaish has been excellent to deal with throughout. He sent 8 or 10 (can't recall) swatches through the mail stapled to the office letterhead. 2-0 Vaish.
post #56 of 140
i think we are getting our ravis and our rajas mixed up, but same basic discussion. im refering to ravis tailor from bangkok who has acheived a degree of...umm....something....over on askandy after a monumental thread on his work for a member (who also posts here) called policy.
post #57 of 140
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Grr. Headaches with my bank. They - understandably - needed to confirm my international money transfer. It went today. My fingers are crossed on getting the suit in time for the Tuesday after labor day. I read that Ravi's thread. Ouch. I wouldn't dream of thinking myself an expert on tailoring, but I spent a considerable amount of time preparing for this order, soaking up knowledge and considering what I wanted. From thousands of miles away, it's important to get it right the first time.
post #58 of 140
Good look Chorse- If anything my experience has proven to me that there is most likely a huge chasm between what you think your measurements are, and what your measurements are. Furthermore there is a huge multiplier over how far you may be off on your measurements, and how that will translate to your suit. Thankfully you had your measurements done by a tailor, I hope you have a better experience than I had.
post #59 of 140
chorse, How did the Vaish suit turn out? Panzer
post #60 of 140
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There was a bit of a hitch because they needed to change the lining and I was out of contact for a week. But they shipped it yesterday and it is due to arrive on Friday or Monday. Will post impressions and pics when possible.
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