I am proceeding with the project (see last week's post) to offer lengths of 13 ounce/400 gram cream colored woolen flannel. That weight will work well as a suit or vest for temperatures up to about 75F (24C) as well as for trousers to be worn with ten or twelve ounce mid-weight (300-360 gram) or heavier jacketings.
The cloth will be made by Fox Brothers of Somerset, England, the 240 year old firm that originated flannel and is still generally considered the premier flannel weaver in the world. Delivery is promised for early March.
This offering will not be a pure white in color but rather the traditional English cream. The photograph's colors should be accurate on color-corrected displays.
Men who do not have an existing relationship with a tailor may elect to be measured by MyTailor during one of their visits to the nearly 200 cities they serve in the United States and Canada. MyTailor will make your garment(s) up in Hong Kong and deliver it to you. Exclusive of the cost of the cloth, tailoring prices will be:
Jackets – $595.00 for a fully canvased, hand tailored coat with sleeve button holes, inclusive of shipping charges. Most men will need 2.5 meters of cloth for a jacket.
Trousers – $200.00 – Fully or half lined slacks inclusive of shipping. Most men will need 1.5 meters.
Vests - $200.00 inclusive of shipping. Most men will need half a meter.
Pre-orders of the cloth itself will be $80 per half meter through February 18, including shipping in the United States (The ASW store's standard per order shipping premiums of $15 for Canada and Mexico and $27 for the rest of the world will apply for destinations outside the U.S.). A 50% deposit is required to hold a length and guarantee the price should the offering sell out as appears likely (the men who contacted me this past week will receive priority). After February 18, if any cloth remains unspoken for it will be priced at $90 a half meter.
Visit the ASW store to reserve your length.