I was concerned that the call would go to the tune of "Hello so...I'm here with this guy who can't speak English, can you please send 4m of your medium gray 340g thinger at the tailor price to his rinkydink shop that you've never heard of? Also, he doesn't have a credit card so we'll use mine, but don't worry, I'll make sure he gets the markup." I also didn't really understand how mills, merchants, and tailors all factored together and lord knows I wasn't going to get a clear answer from my tailor, so I just went and bought it myself from the site. The other thing was, this was before they were as popular as they are now, and the stuff was like $90/yd, not super different from what my tailor would charge for the stuff he had on hand. I might be inclined to do as you suggest if I were to do it again, whenever that may be.Why not contact Fox, they are very helpful even with iGents
I've combined these two, and make my own beer. It started 10+ years ago, when craft beer was much harder to find, so if you wanted an odd flavor you had to try to make it yourself. These days, craft beer is widely available and really really tasty, but it's still a fun excuse to host a brewing day every few months. How it works is, at any given time, one person is at the stove monitoring the simmering pot of future glory, while everyone else is hammered on store-bought beer. When the beer is ready, everyone who had come over gets a few bottles of our group creation. It's usually not exactly what we had in mind and probably isn't even that good, but we did have a fun day of getting it done.I've been making my own pizza from scratch the past couple of years, its certainly not as good as the better take out places in my area, but its an interesting way to spend my Friday night with my family and facilitates a bit more of a conversation with people at work when discussing what i did last night. Hell, I've driven hours to get a specific beer from a certain craft brewery, even though there are certainly equally good options 20 minutes away in my own city - the road trip is part of the fun.