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GUIDANCE Needed: Summer Daily Suit on a Budget ? Source Fabric, Tailor, Etc?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by XFactor, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. XFactor

    XFactor Well-Known Member

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    GUIDANCE Needed: Summer Daily Suit on a Budget ? Source Fabric, Tailor, Etc?

    I am currently in South Asia but will be heading to the US soon. I'd like to do this on a budget to start with and maybe come back spend more in 6 months once cash flow is higher.

    I've heard/ read quite a lot about tailors & suit makers in/ from India, HK, BKK etc. Those who have shops there and some who travel to the US to measure clients, stitch & send back.

    I will need help & guidance around SELECTING the following few things:
    - FABRICS & SOURCING
    - PRICING
    - LOCATION

    FABRICS & SOURCING:
    After reading SF and other sites I came up with a final list of Summer Suit (without lining/ open weave) Fabrics that are comfy & cool in Hot Humid weather such as Singapore, Asia, India, Latin America, or Southern Hot Humid US / etc.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/99639/l...for-hot-weather-what-are-they/15#post_5138925

    (Top 2 choices of most of the reviewers)
    - Fresco
    (8 ounce, unlined Fresco)
    - Seersucker


    Next in line:
    - Linen (Crumples very easily & needs ironing after every wear)
    - Cotton
    - Tropical Wool
    - Blends of Linen/ Cotton , Blends of Wool & Cotton/ Linen (Tropical Wools)


    QUESTIONS:
    WHERE
    - can I get these Fabrics?
    - large range/ variety to choose from?

    PRICE:
    What kind of price point/ range would EACH of them run?
    Would they be less expensive if they were clubbed and bought straight at the Tailors?

    In terms of colors I am thinking 3 shades/ variations,
    - White/ Off-White/ Cream/ Sand/ Light Brown -
    - Silver/ Steel Gray/ Light Gray/ Dark Gray -
    - Navy/ Deep Blue/ Navy & Blue Variations?


    Do let me know your thoughts/ insights. Any suggestions on where I can complete all the steps:

    - KNOW PRICE/ PRICE LIST RESEARCH (StyleForums)
    - FABRIC (Bangkok, HK, India)
    - Tailor (BKK, HK, India)


    etc.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2013

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