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A very strange find...

misterbowles

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I picked up a very odd suit today at a thrift store. It is a navy DB 4 x 1, but the thing that is strange about it is that the fabric is a quite heavy yet very soft cotton. It was made in Thailand - the label says "Exclusively Hand-Tailored by Peter Ranee's Custom Tailor, Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok." One would think that a cotton suit made in the tropics would be much lighter weight than this one is...

I can't tell if it is fused or canvased; it's hard to feel through the heavy cotton and I'm not much of an expert when it comes to the hand-test, in any case. It does fit and drape well and looks quite nice, IMHO. I've just never seen anything like it before.

Has anyone else?

Thanks,
John
 

johnapril

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Being of cotton, it may not be fused or canvassed at all.
 

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Interestingly, my wife shops for suits at Ann Taylor, and their wool jackets are not fused or canvassed at all. Some maker just don't construct things internally. I have the same experience with a Zegna shirt jacket. Wool, but no internal construction.
 

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