Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. EndlessBreak

    EndlessBreak Member

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    I'm looking to get a suit made up in H&S Crispaire. My tailor doesn't use H&S and when he first searched for it, he was given a quote in the range of $190 per metre (I'm in Toronto). This seemed high to both him and me. He said he will continue to look for me (he just left for a vacation), but I could also source it elsewhere and bring it in. I've read that H&S won't sell to the public (true?)...so, does anyone have a good online source? Also, I'll be in NYC in May...I'm not sure if I'll have time but are there any places to buy there?
     


  2. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    H&S does sell to the public. If your in NY, Tip Top maybe? I would recommend you to go for the Harrisons Frontier. I personally like it better then the Crispaire.
     


  3. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you know the style number, maybe your tailor could order the cloth and they would send it C.O.D. to him even if he doesn't have an account or maybe he has a friend with their books who could order for him.
     


  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Will has some nice ones on his site as well.
     


  5. UrbanComposition

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    He does, and they are beautiful in person. I had a very different perception of chambray before; thought it was good only for work-style shirts. Will's bolts are very fine & perfect for summer suits.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If he had white I would buy up a lot of them. :)
     


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    White Chambray better than Blue Chambray?

    Nah!
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :plain:
     


  9. Slewfoot

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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    David with the good flick lines as usual.
     


  11. EndlessBreak

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    Thanks Chris. I think that $190 figure might have come from H&S, but I don't know. It seems high when you compare it to the 60 pounds ($95) per metre that Minnis charges for its Fresco on its website. Since these are fairly comparable fabrics, I would have assumed they'd be comparably priced. Am I missing something?

    I'm looking for H&S Crispaire 339050. Its a dark gray from the HS1033 book.
     


  12. NorCal_1

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    long shot request... but here goes:

    If anyone has any Bookster sourced Taransay Brown/green Harris Tweed in either a jacket or suit length that they bought for a future project but no longer need or want (too heavy, too itchy, etc), I would love to buy it from you

    it looks like this.... and it's now Sold Out. I bought some for a vest just to see what it looked like in a larger quantity than a swatch and went back to order a jacket length but was told it was all gone. It is a dense and warm fabric that's rustic to say the least, so it's possible that somebody may still have some they would be willing to get rid of

    Please PM me if you have this fabric

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  13. Eustace Tilley

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    Molloy & Sons offers a similar tweed. Look a few pages back for pics.
     


  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Curious, does the coolness of the fabric depend more on the weight of the cloth, or the type of open weave? For example will a 10oz twill be cooler than a 13oz open weave fabric?
     


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    Good afternoon,

    Is the SG voile here the same as what Will is offering? Is the color true to life (i realise that wha i see on my monitor may not be the same as what others see on their, but it basically looks lighter here than shown on will's site which I prefer).

    Thank you.
     


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