Sorry if I am not using the right lingo on this. Suit fabrics are something I am ready to start learning about intensely. A friend of mine told me something that almost blew my hair back. Apparently it is something well known to stores/tailors but not the public. When a man selects the fabrics from a catalogue for his new bespoke/MTM suit, is he unaware of what year the fabrics were manufactured in. Apparently this is the hidden gold for stores/tailors. Buy last years (or older) stock at heavy discount, then present it to customers as though it were the latest. The un-suspecting customer has no idea that he has selected from last years (or older) fabrics; and pays top dollar while the store/tailor makes a killing. Now this is what a friend told me. My question is, is this true? If so, how common is this syndrome? How does one educate themselves beforehand to familiarize themselves with fabric lots and years? Your thoughts please, and any links I can read & learn.