CesareRomiti

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What is heavyweight for you?

I received a cutting of the Everest 1000 gms cashmere sample today. There is nothing like it or at least nothing that I have ever seen. One kilo cashmere that has a density that is pretty much unsurpassed. The color is a navy blue and there is not much to be gained from a photo.

First, I have to find scissors that can cut this stuff. Stay tuned...
 

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I received a cutting of the Everest 1000 gms cashmere sample today. There is nothing like it or at least nothing that I have ever seen. One kilo cashmere that has a density that is pretty much unsurpassed. The color is a navy blue and there is not much to be gained from a photo.

First, I have to find scissors that can cut this stuff. Stay tuned...
 

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You need shears for real, manly tailors... (at least 14")

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is incredible how people can get profit from an old Gentleman.. Gennaro use to not be our head tailor from more than 10 years since he was to old to cut clothes and can't assure a top Rubinacci quality..i hope a big fortune for who is involved.. But please don't use Rubinacci name incorrectly, has is not polite for the 40 Tailors are working hard in our Laboratory every day !
 

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What is heavyweight for you?
Start with the British Warm overcoat and greatcoats made with 34 to 36 ounce so that is 1000g plus. That is heavyweight. Plus it is melton so it adds more windproofness given the

Dugale has/had 25 ounce coatings in their books. Haven't looked in a while though.

Huddersfield Fine Worsteds have some 680g (24 ounce)

21 ounce and less does not make sense to me unless you are putting more than a bemberg lining in it.
 

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As promised awhile back, this was made for me by L.S. Lowry's tailor, the only problem being that he's the father of my arch-nemesis, so I had to bin it in the archives, the most magnificent and splendid...

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Shame about this:

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There might even be some wraps of coke somewhere hidden in there.....
 

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A task for you dear Spanish Rookie.

P-S: this theme fucked everything.

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you need to tag aristoi bcn aristoi bcn . but i think he left the forum along with the overhaul. he is now undisputed rookie expert of sf. outexperting douchebag ericgegergithty, chinaman the chai and ultra greek bore & anal expert bespoke djp

maybe we should try and liven up thelondonlounge for a few days
 

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Good stuff. I've a shirt made from the specials range and is very good, and some more cuts to be made into shirts once Golia nails my pattern (I think is my last attempt to find a shirtmaker in Naples).

BTW, In one month I'm picking up a herringbone linen jacket from Spence Bryson linen. 20€/m or so and exactly the same fabric that W.Bill offers.
 

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Good stuff. I've a shirt made from the specials range and is very good, and some more cuts to be made into shirts once Golia nails my pattern (I think is my last attempt to find a shirtmaker in Naples).

BTW, In one month I'm picking up a herringbone linen jacket from Spence Bryson linen. 20€/m or so and exactly the same fabric that W.Bill offers.
this thread needs pictures!
 

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that looks like some pretty nice summer jacketing. how much is the young teacher charging for the tissue?
65 euros/m. I had some similar solid fabrics in sight from Caccioppoli and H&S but there were overpriced (125 euros/m for Caccioppoli and 150 euros/m for H&S). Schofield & Smith similar blends lack something, too rough with poor colours, in line with the prices of Caccioppoli (105 pounds I think).

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Finally opted for the Fox classic midnight coating for a DB overcoat project. Dull, heavy (750gr), rough, understated, it should please my FriendCustomer FriendCustomer .

I hesitated with a lighter Golden Bale/Cashmere coating from Harrison's (they were superreactive to send me the samples). Great touch but unsatisfying colors.

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you in contact with teh kickboxing chinaman?
I was indeed. The Kim Jong-Un fellow is very friendly and sent me tons of pics of their Wool-Linens and silk-linens and Ventilato bunches and others things I don't remember but I'm always reluctant to chose fabrics without having the possibility to see the true colours and feel the true touch. This was one is from their Instagram. I had two exchanges with the roman house - friendly exchanges - but it ended there. They didn't answer to price inquiries and questions related to the possibility of buying directly to them. I think it's possible to do it with the korean fellow but then it would be like ordering a BnTailor jacket to a swedish middleman untailor specialized in coal miners customer base. Prices of their fabrics are very correct but for the english made ones it's very easy to trace their source and skip the margin.
 
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I was indeed. The Kim Jong-Un fellow is very friendly and sent me tons of pics of their Wool-Linens and silk-linens and Ventilato bunches and others things I don't remember but I'm always reluctant to chose fabrics without having the possibility to see the true colours and feel the true touch. This was one is from their Instagram. I had two exchanges with the roman house - friendly exchanges - but it ended there. They didn't answer to price inquiries and questions related to the possibility of buying directly to them. I think it's possible to do it with the korean fellow but then it would be like ordering a BnTailor jacket to a swedish middleman untailor specialized in coal miners customer base. Prices of their fabrics are very correct but for the english made ones it's very easy to trace their source and skip the margin.
what's the source of the English made jacketing you just posted?
 

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Has anyone heard of oxygen cloth? I thought I took a picture of the selvedge with the maker but must not have. Is it a decent cloth for a summer blazer or does it say you can be bought?
 

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Has anyone heard of oxygen cloth? I thought I took a picture of the selvedge with the maker but must not have. Is it a decent cloth for a summer blazer or does it say you can be bought?
Oxigen cloth?

Yes, but after flax hype, after vicuña hype now the (eternal) hype is coca cloth, extra price if the coca plants has been shitted by the few vicuñas alive on the apenines. Gives extra drape due to vitamins.

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