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post #16 of 39
I think the K 50 also includes the tailor traveling from Italy to fit you.
post #17 of 39
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post
If Foo likes it, he's good for 5 or 6, easy.

Same cloth, too.
post #18 of 39
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Same cloth, too.

All grey flannel.
post #19 of 39
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What is Qiviuk? Is it a fiber or a brand or both?

Both.

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Qiviuk is the inner down of the Canadian Arctic Muskox. It is a fiber of exceptional quality. Noticeably softer and lighter than cashmere, and 8 times warmer than wool. The Muskox is one of the Arctic's most valuable resources.

The muskox is a prehistoric animal, still alive and thriving today. Their survival through the last ice age was largely due to their remarkable coat. An outer layer (the guard hair sometimes as long as 24 inches) and inner layer, shield them from minus 50 degree C temperature. Because of their shaggy coats, muskoxen appear to be massive animals; in fact, they rarely grow more than chest high to a human. In May, when arctic temperature begins to rise, muskoxen shed their inner coats, and the tundra becomes littered the precious fleece.

With proper care and protection they have made a steady comeback, both in numbers and in occupied range. The herds are monitored by the Canadian government, protected by the Inuvialuit Group of the Northwest Territories, and managed in a way that combines tradition and sustainability, ensuring their unthreatened existence.


But if the US government and other leading economies don't do anything to limit carbon emission, global warming will continue its trend, the muskox will destine to extinct. Qiviuk fabric will be even more expensive.
post #20 of 39
Its That Damn Us Governments!
post #21 of 39
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
All grey flannel.
All Blazer SuitsTM?
post #22 of 39
BlazerSuits are by definition blue.

I must say, as the soon-to-be owner of three, I wonder if I should ask that my screen name be changed to Iammafoofan.
post #23 of 39
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
I think the K 50 also includes the tailor traveling from Italy to fit you.
It also better include a reach around for that kind of dough
post #24 of 39
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
What is Qiviuk? Is it a fiber or a brand or both?

It is muskox. I had a sweater made of it and it is very nice. Makes nice scarves. This is the first I've heard of it being used for suit fabric. I wouldn't imagine it would last very long under normal wear but anyone paying $ 43K would probably not care.
post #25 of 39
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
All grey flannel.

And all able to be worn simultaneously, for a Russian doll effect.
post #26 of 39
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And all able to be worn simultaneously, for a Russian doll effect.

Great idea. Could get him up to a build that coordinates with his head.
post #27 of 39
Fools and their money are parted...
post #28 of 39
I fully expect to see Ed selling the suit in the B&S forum by early summer.
post #29 of 39
Jamaican dollar???
post #30 of 39
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
I think the K 50 also includes the tailor traveling from Italy to fit you.

It probably also covers theDiesel's rust-proof suit undercoating, or whatever it was he was babbling about.
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