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at this point, pretty hard, 10 years down the road, anything is possible..., though expect coronavirus to be global eventually, it's too contagious
 

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I wonder how hard it would be to move production to Vietnam.
Vietnam isn't equipped to make this level of quality in quantity. They currently are good at making simple garments, like t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. Something as complicated as a canvas suit will take several years and a lot of infrastructure investment to do. Also worker training. The factories we used brought in resident technicians from Italy and France to train the staff. I'm not saying Vietnam won't get there, but they aren't there yet. Same goes for areas like Cambodia and Indonesia.
 

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Vietnam isn't equipped to make this level of quality in quantity. They currently are good at making simple garments, like t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. Something as complicated as a canvas suit will take several years and a lot of infrastructure investment to do. Also worker training. The factories we used brought in resident technicians from Italy and France to train the staff. I'm not saying Vietnam won't get there, but they aren't there yet. Same goes for areas like Cambodia and Indonesia.
Just adding to that, diseases like COVID-19 can originate anywhere.
 
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Nice work on that washed denim button down shirt @spiermackay . I feel like I'm watching that last Star Wars movie—fan service dialed up to 11.
I’m interested in those as well. Hopefully price is not too high. I love denim shirts but have had mixed results. They fade quicker around the collar and other places. I love the one I have from spier and it’s lasted a long time. I had one from suitsupply that the collar faded so badly after the first wear I had to get rid of it.
 

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Vietnam isn't equipped to make this level of quality in quantity. They currently are good at making simple garments, like t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. Something as complicated as a canvas suit will take several years and a lot of infrastructure investment to do. Also worker training. The factories we used brought in resident technicians from Italy and France to train the staff. I'm not saying Vietnam won't get there, but they aren't there yet. Same goes for areas like Cambodia and Indonesia.
But Thailand can from my experience
 

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How much natural stretch can we expect with the Chinos? My wardrobe consists of only stretch chinos and jeans after the discomfort of 100% cotton pants from years previous.
 

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How much natural stretch can we expect with the Chinos? My wardrobe consists of only stretch chinos and jeans after the discomfort of 100% cotton pants from years previous.
Then your pants are generally too tight.
 

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But Thailand can from my experience
Good to know. Can you name the brand that is mass manufacturing half-canvas suits with soft Italian like tailoring there?
 

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Good to know. Can you name the brand that is mass manufacturing half-canvas suits with soft Italian like tailoring there?
I thought Brooks Brothers was making things in Thailand? Including some full-canvass pieces.
 

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I’m interested in those as well. Hopefully price is not too high. I love denim shirts but have had mixed results. They fade quicker around the collar and other places. I love the one I have from spier and it’s lasted a long time. I had one from suitsupply that the collar faded so badly after the first wear I had to get rid of it.
Our denim is woven in India and IMO is superior to what I've handled from Albiate. Both softer, silkier and holds dye better.
 

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When are the denim shirts going online? And will any of the non-button down versions come back in stock?
 

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What does "neo" mean? Is the hopsack similar in breathability to a fresco fabric?
 

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I thought Brooks Brothers was making things in Thailand? Including some full-canvass pieces.
Good to know. I have no idea. I'm curious.
 

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