Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.
I didn't realize there was a Crispaire nailhead. Now I don't have to find a fresco nailhead.
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As someone new to bespoke, it seems odd to me that people would buy their own materials and bring it to the tailor to make up. With my lack of background, it is nearly certainly better that I go to my tailor who has access to and far greater experience with more fabric than I do and work from there. Apparently that is not the case for many in this thread. Is it simply a matter of chasing limited runs and/or deadstock fabric or are there other reasons to source the material yourself?
I'm sure there are nailheads in the Harrisons Frontier book.
One reason is that the tailor may not have a trade account with a particular merchant.
Some tailors refuse to so CMT
For the most, you are best going with what your tailor offers. The reason you see people here get their own fabrics are very varied. Some have tailors that don't carry the mill that they want, others may have tailors that have big upcharges on the fabric, others do the deadstock thing and others do the one offs (like the LL runs). Me, I like to source my own fabric when it comes to large scale sportcoat fabrics because its hard to see how the fabric will look from a small swatch.
Do you think the two wear about the same--in terms of temperature?
So which of those Crispaires is the brown you were talking about? Half of them look purple to me.
Third from the top, left side (my blue one is fifth from the top)
Ed's color renderings are off.
They wear fairly similarly in terms of coolness. You might want to take the following comments with a pinch of salt, but, I've spoken with two tailors and they think that the Frontier, whilst being fairly good cloth, is not exceptional, and they advised against having suits made up in Frontier, giving the reason as being 'If you're paying so much for bespoke, I think it'd make more sense to use a better cloth than the Frontier. One that looks more beautiful when made up'. Something to that effect.
Is this second from the bottom lound enough for a casual sort of summer sportscoat?
Yea - his style changed quite a bit from his old forum posts to the tumblr years.
Thanks for posting this
That blue you mentioned looks good. Do you know what the weight is? I am looking for something less than 9 oz
There's a sticker on the swatches indicating the weight.
Ed - what's the price difference b/ween the Crispaire and the Fresco?
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