- Jun 26, 2005
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About a year ago, having just picked up my first suit in this cloth from my tailor, I waited for the right day to wear it for the first time. That day proved to be an Indian summer one in NYC. Not cold but not hot, I walked around in comfort not worrying about the weather which might ordinarily cause me to work up a lather. At one point, I thought I had left my jacket at the office but I was wearing it. Part of the explanation is the skill with which my tailor makes a jacket but part of the reason was the lightness and smoothness of the cloth. Characteristics of Harrisons SUPER 150's Grand Cru Special Reserve. This is the 2nd edition following the success of the initial launch of the quality in 2006. For this edition, Harrisons added another 10 designs, including the two Pure Platinum ,and one 24carat gold stripe, which are a little more expensive. These patterns probably appeal more to Russian, Middle Eastern and people in entertainment. There are a few key ingredients that Harrisons have maintained in this bunch... Same construction, same finish, and of course still 2 fold warp & weft...this gives the cloth not only a luxurious handle, but as importantly, it gives you great every day performance and wear. Many other makers super lightweight 150's which are made with singles weft, and found in high end ready to wear garments also have a light, smooth feel but they wear out quickly and do not lend themselves to tailoring as well as Harrisons Grand Cru super 150s does. This where Harrisons use 2 fold warp and weft along with its tighter weaving and 11oz per yard weight really deliver a garment with long lasting smoothness and resiliency. Harrisons make no bones about the fact that Grand Cru, as with all their qualities in the Harrisons ranges, are primarily targeted for tailors; these are the customers who understand how fabric works, not only during the making of the garment, but also how well the cloth will perform for their customers once they are actually wearing it.