Holland & Sherry

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  1. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    I saw some H&S suiting fabric the other day in the Imperial Luxury Lightweight line. Looks very nice , about 8-9 ozs., for summer suiting. Anyone have any experience with lighter weight H&S fabrics?

    The price seems very good, <$1k for a M2M suit done in Hong Kong.
     


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    I'd thought I'd seen all of the H&amp;S summer suitings (excellent) but maybe not. How high a super is it?
     


  3. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    I'd thought I'd seen all of the H&S summer suitings (excellent) but maybe not. How high a super is it?

    Don't know. I would venture about 120-130, given the cost. I will check it on Saturday when I go to order a pair of trousers. I'm trying a pair of trousers first, and if I like the work, will get a suit in the H&S. It is a stunning Glen Plaid.
     


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    I was thinking about getting something done with some of the 100's 8.5 oz cloth or the 120's 9 oz cloth (which is called Target). Some of the best stuff you'll get from a HK tailor short of suplying your own.
     


  5. Film Noir Buff

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    Holland and Sherry carries only first rate cloth. I have 7 or 8 outfits made from their cloth and they perform fabulously. Many of their suits I prefer over the harder finish lesser fabrics which, theoretically, I should prefer. In many cases their cloth is softer without sagging which is good if you lift weights or tend to "fight" your suits.

    On the one occasion a Holland and Sherry suit did not perform properly due to a bizarre defect in the weave, H&S more than compensated me for my cost and time.
     


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    Last night I used a length of H&amp;S cloth as a throw blanket. It was very comfortable. I am considering doing this more often. I can just imagine napping under a boldly checked cashmere jacketing one day, a donegal weave lambswool another, and a flannel chalkstripe with a girl underneath.
     


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    Brilliant...
     


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    Speaking of how good H&S cloth is, I have 4.5 yards of H&S cloth in a charcoal birdseye that I've decided is too similar to another suit I already own. I'll let the whole length go for $100 if anyone is interested. You'd probably pay about that much per yard if you bought it retail.

    dan
     


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    I'd be interested. Can I see a photo of the material?
     


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    Speaking of how good H&S cloth is, I have 4.5 yards of H&S cloth in a charcoal birdseye that I've decided is too similar to another suit I already own. I'll let the whole length go for $100 if anyone is interested. You'd probably pay about that much per yard if you bought it retail.

    dan



    D...see my PM.
     


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    Speaking of how good H&S cloth is, I have 4.5 yards of H&S cloth in a charcoal birdseye that I've decided is too similar to another suit I already own. I'll let the whole length go for $100 if anyone is interested. You'd probably pay about that much per yard if you bought it retail.

    dan


    I would also be interested, if imainish isn't. As a newbie to the fabric buying trade, how much is needed for the average suit?
     


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    About 3 yards for a two-piece SB suit in 40R. Maybe a little bit more if it's a large pattern. There was lots of interest in my cloth. I should have asked for more $$. [​IMG]
     


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    About 3 yards for a two-piece SB suit in 40R. Maybe a little bit more if it's a large pattern. There was lots of interest in my cloth. I should have asked for more $$. [​IMG]

    That's why e-bay is an auction site [​IMG]
     


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    Last night I used a length of H&S cloth as a throw blanket. It was very comfortable. I am considering doing this more often. I can just imagine napping under a boldly checked cashmere jacketing one day, a donegal weave lambswool another, and a flannel chalkstripe with a girl underneath.


    Youre in more extended company than you might think. H&S does a steady clip selling their suit fabric to interior decorators for drapes and upholsteries. A prior tailor of mine made a matching beret for me out of cashmere he made an overcoat for me with. I looked a bloody fool in it but it demonstrates the amazing uses for fabric.
     


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