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Places for fabric in NYC

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gyasih, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Does anyone have a few places that they could recommend one pick up some cashmere, wool fabrics? I am inspired by the "I Made a Tie" thread, but don't know where I could pick up a few yards of different, decent quality fabric.
     
  2. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    for 1 yard of fabric which should yield several ties.
    go to the garment district.
    38th-40th st btw 7-8th ave
    better stores
    Rosen & chadick
    B & J
    beckenstein
    Mood
    Paron
    elegant
    there are others as well
     
  3. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    i picked up some linen for a blanket from Elegant Fabrics. They have a huge selection, but I wasn't looking specifically for cashmere or wool.
     
  4. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Watch Project Runway.
     
  5. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Thanks, have you thought about going into the tie-making business as well?
     
  6. ThinkDerm

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    are you going into the tie making business Gyasi? :)
     
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    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I am thinking of going into the pocket square business after reading that thread... i got some fabric and then realized... "OH BOY!! Its hard to hand roll a pocket square!!!"
     
  8. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Nah, it may be cheaper to get ties in colors and fabrics that I actually want. I am getting the fabric, now need a seamstress. Military only taught me to sew buttons.
     
  9. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    looking forward to see what you make!
     
  10. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have made ties over the years when can buy silk at very good prices.
    in the last few years, the local tie makers I have used have gone out of business.

    also I have not been able to buy silk at very sharp pricing. I will not make ties from shirting .

    Pocket squares: machine sewn is fine use a baby hem foot
     
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    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    sewing isnt the problem i have, rolling the edges is REALLY HARD in the beginning
     
  12. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    Watch the Herm├Ęs master seamstress in action:


    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    MRMan Senior member

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    ^ This video is almost hypnotic...love it. It looks easy enough, but clearly she is a master.

    It's always a pleasure watching fine craftsmenship (be it watching a master tailor/seamstress, shoe shiner, watchmaker, etc).
     

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