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Canvas and suit construction

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jefferyd, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Wish I were in Japan right now...
  2. zeewass

    zeewass Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    I've done the pinch test many times and find that there are 3 layers including the Lining, wool suit fabric, and the layer in between, but when i pull apart the wool from the material in between i feel and hear a Velcro sound as if i'm pulling apart a fabric from a weak velcro, it doesn't take much pull to separate.

    I was just wondering if this in fact could be fused and i'm totally destroying my suit jacket in doing this or is this canvased?

    I'm still not 100% clear on how to check and see if my suit jacket is canvased or fused without opening it up.

    I don't care much if it's half or full. it would be nice to know if it was fused or not, thought.

    Thank you!
  3. Capitano

    Capitano Active Member

    Nov 29, 2013
    For a half canvassed suit, should the Lapels have a third layer in between or not ?

    Actually this one of the most misleading things regarding the whole Canvassed/Fused debate. I have read many articles on the internet regarding that matter. You find one saying yes, if the jacket is half canvassed then the lapels are layered, while others say no, layered lapels are only for Fully-Canvassed suits.

    This is irritating, really =)
  4. Nicholson-Wild

    Nicholson-Wild New Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Well written and informative, thanks you.
  5. elpollus

    elpollus New Member

    Jan 28, 2015
    What if the suit is already delaminated? Is there any fix? What can I do?

    I bought tailored suits in Thailand during my honeymoon three monts ago, and predictably -now that I look into it- they are delaminated after the first and only trip to the drycleaner. I really like the fit, I chose the fabric and it's been only three months so I am not ready to give up on them.

    How much would it cost to change the whole canvas (interlining)? I live in Mexico so perhaps is a bit cheaper...

    ps. Great article, should have read this before!
  6. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Aug 25, 2008
    Rochester, NY

    Post pics so we can see if it's really delamination or something else.
  7. XFactor

    XFactor Senior member

    Jan 23, 2012
    I searched and searched for this thread and similar ones.

    Can we not have a Wiki and Sticky Threads that link to KNOWLEDGEABLE threads like these.
  8. Tallcane

    Tallcane Senior member

    Jun 24, 2011
    Agreed. Would be very nice to have these types of post in a special spot. One thing that caught my eye in reading this was to avoid steaming. Does that mean one should not use steam from a shower or a steamer to remove travel based wrinkles?
  9. ByronDexter

    ByronDexter New Member

    Jul 24, 2015
    How is the breast plate secured to the fronter outer layer if no fusing is used. Are they just tiny stitches or something.
  10. Michael K

    Michael K Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Auckland, New zealand
    Great, very informative. I bought a suit that costs 99$ and I just threw it away on the month after I bought it. Seriously, don't buy fused suits, they are just three papers sticked together with a fancy glue
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