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Sources of Superb British Fabric

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by babygreenspots, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. babygreenspots

    babygreenspots Senior member

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    My close friend, a tailor based here in Beijing, is looking for a wholesale source of British fabric. He needs to keep costs low and does not need the most luxuriant stuff out there. Just quality - probably 100s wool - in standard weaves and colors. The costs must be low. Any online sources that you know of that offer fabric in bulk?

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    in low quantities, there is always how6955 on eBay. Very cheap.
     
  3. babygreenspots

    babygreenspots Senior member

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    in low quantities, there is always how6955 on eBay. Very cheap.

    Hey, don't let other people know! His prices will go up. I have numerous articles of clothing made with his fabric. I'm looking for larger quantities now, though, for business purposes.
     
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    Roger Senior member

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    in low quantities, there is always how6955 on eBay. Very cheap.
    That's interesting, m@T. Do you know where he gets his wool? Is it lower-quality stuff, or, perhaps, cuttings or left-over wool from top mills?
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's interesting, m@T. Do you know where he gets his wool? Is it lower-quality stuff, or, perhaps, cuttings or left-over wool from top mills?

    I understand he lives near the British mills and buys ends and other pieces directly from them.
     
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    Generally speaking how many metres would be needed to make a 2pc suit for a size 38-40R?? Thanks I am guessing in the 3.0-3.75 metre range.
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Generally speaking how many metres would be needed to make a 2pc suit for a size 38-40R?? Thanks I am guessing in the 3.0-3.75 metre range.

    3.5 is safe for solid color cloth and belted trousers. 3.75 to 4.0 if there's a pattern to match. Add another half a meter for high rise trousers.

    As you can see, there are variables. Best to ask the tailor how much s/he needs for the pattern you've selected.
     
  8. babygreenspots

    babygreenspots Senior member

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    3.5 is safe for solid color cloth and belted trousers. 3.75 to 4.0 if there's a pattern to match. Add another half a meter for high rise trousers.

    As you can see, there are variables. Best to ask the tailor how much s/he needs for the pattern you've selected.


    I've gotten away with just 3 meters for a suit in solid fabric and I am 6'1 with a 34 inseam, basically 39l. I made a suit and two pants with 3.8 in striped fabric. Good tailors have tricks (that still let you end up with a good suit)
     

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