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Velvet Men's Sports Jacket/Blazer tips

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Happy Highwayman, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Happy Highwayman

    Happy Highwayman Member

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    I would like to buy a midnight blue or "midnight green" (see link) Velvet sports jacket/blazer. The Dries Van Notten one I saw in Esquire:
    http://www.esquire.com/style/dries-van-noten-velvet-cotton-blazer-simple-style-0912

    is $945 and I could likely have it made for 1/3rd the amount.

    What tips do you have for having such a garment made? Is there a grade of velvet I should specify? Are you paying $945 for the name or the quality?
     
  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you're having something made for around $300, it's probably not going to be that great...Ariston makes really nice cotton velvet, but the fabric alone might cost that much.
     
  3. Happy Highwayman

    Happy Highwayman Member

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    Where do you typically buy your fabrics online?

    Do you then give them to your tailor?
     
  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can't buy Ariston fabrics directly, I don't think. You have to get them through your tailor. Other fabrics you can buy directly, but still I just go through my tailor because that allows me to look through a lot of fabric books and get the tailor's advice on which fabric to use.
     

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