Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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  1. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    $hit!!!!!!!!
    Thus far I've gotten 2 Zegna, 2 RLBL, 1 Isaia Aqua at full effing retail price. I didn't know there were places where you can get them below the retail prices! On one hand, I am glad that I now have SF to rely on but on the other hand I feel like doing this when thinking about the purchases that I've made already [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG].That's one for each suit. I am a total idiot.
     
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    Okay, so is NMWA a good place to buy a suit?
     




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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ON CAP VS SAM HOBER
    The construction may be better (I don't know), but their silk comes from the same mill, so the actual fabric is identical.
     


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    According to the link Rudals put up (that I found), Capp uses non Fossati grenadine from the UK :D
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Link? As far as I'm aware, only two mills in the world produce grenadine fabric and both are located in Italy.
     




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    Rudals Senior member

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    um...I just read pages 5 and 6 and no where does it say that Cappelli is superior than Hobers. I love Hobers but I'll give Cappellis a shot next time I get a grenadine.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Also, if you keep reading, Hober steps in and confirms there are no British sources for grenadine--the other mill being Bianchi--and speculates that the Caps are also Fossati.
     


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    David Hober notes that there are two types, one "looser" possibly more transparent used by Cap but from the same mill. I think we need someone who has both, shoots a picture, ties a knot etc., and gives a full report. That must be somewhere in SF. I'd be interested (there are those who have Vandas and Hobers and report liking Vandas better due to a lighter lining).

    I'd definitely try Hober for grenadines.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The default lining that Hober uses is somewhere between what Wang uses and what Vanda uses. Next, though, I'm asking for a thinner lining from Hober.
     


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    Indeed, it is. From "pinkpanther" in the Hober thread:



    Fina on the left, grossa on the right. Hober grenadines are fantastic. :nodding:
     


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    What kind of knot is that? FIH or Half Windsor? It's HUGE. (Looks awful IMO)

    This is why I like thinner construction grenadines like Cappelli (supposedly, still have to see)

    My favorite grenadine is a vintage Paul Stuart that has minimal construction. Smaller knot
     
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