Saturday, February 4, 2012
I have been thinking about offering one of a kind suit and jacket cloth at the A Suitable Wardrobe store for some time, and would like reader feedback because the process needs to begin now if the stuff is to be ready in time for it to be turned into clothing for next fall.
A surprising number of men have contacted me over the years looking for cream and/or pearl gray flannel for trousers and waistcoats (or a suit like the one in the Apparel Arts illustration). I am considering commissioning bolts of thirteen ounce/400 gram woolen flannel in those colors from a world class mill, and partnering with one or more of the travelling tailors who would make things up for men who do not have existing relationships. The cost for the cloth would be in the neighborhood of $175 a meter (about 2.5 meters is required for a jacket, half a meter is needed for a Bemberg backed waistcoat and 1.5 meters for trousers).
Interested parties should send a short email to info at dynend.com letting me know of their interest. A decision whether to proceed will be based on responses received by February 11.