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  1. amateursarto

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    Nice try. It's generally easiest to utter inane cliches and then to resort to defensiveness, insults and attempts to incite others to join you in name-calling when you are unable to engage in open minded discussion. In one post, you have succeeded in doing all of the above. Pointing out that you, by your own admission, have only been learning to sew for 3 years is in no way taking shots at you. Can you honestly say that you've made a shirt, trousers, vest, and coat completely on your own? (To high industry standard nonetheless?) Really, you can't call yourself a tailor until you reach a level to which those already recognized as such have attained. How many tailors in Malaysia regard you as a tailor? By the way, I've been to this forum probably less than ten times in the last 2 years, and now I'm an exploding suicide bomber/forum retard. And why? Simply because I've pointed out the similarities between you and MOP. Okay then, enjoy your little sartorial fiefdom.
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    My comments above are not meant to take shots at either. Actually, both guys are a lot alike. Jeremy has head knowledge and very little experience; MOP is gaining what appears to be valuable knowledge, but because of being a perfectionist, has made very few garments himself. I know that most of you guys aren't interested in being tailors or shirt makers, but for an idea as to how real experts, share and discuss ideas, take a look at the cutter and tailor site. Those guys know of what they speak. For example, when asked about how correct the fit of a draft/toile or garment, they offer suggestions which indicate there may be a number of ways to correct the fit. That's because it's impossible to give definitive analysis of the fit of clothing on the Internet. Yet, if you look at kotmj commments here, you would think differently. Also, when asked to comment on the style of a garment, they usually try to be positive, and where possible, complementary. Yet here, for example, MOP does unfortunately slam most things that don't meet his tastes and/or style. None of the above contribute to an atmosphere of learning, discussion and self improvement. This is why, in my opinion, this site tends to be a waste of time. That's why I come here infrequently at best. Again, I'm not trying take shots at anyone, but this is what I think. Take it for what it's worth.
  3. amateursarto

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    Actually there's a bit if truth to what both write, but neither is completely right. And both have egos which makes this thread a waste of time if you want to learn anything about cutting or making up shirts or anything else related to the sartorial arts.
  4. amateursarto

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    Oh, I see. No way I will order through an agent. All of the mills I buy from I purchase direct, same arrangement with Monti. I wonder why they wouldn't sell to him direct. Agents are guys who profit for doing little to nothing. If I can't buy direct, I don't buy. With some of the milsl I pay cut length prices since I don't have room nor a need to stock inventory, but I know that I have to pay a small surcharge up front. That cost is passed on to the customer, so it doesn't bother me. I'm sorry that things didn't work out for you guys.
  5. amateursarto

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    MOP, You don't plan to buy from Monti anymore? Why?
  6. amateursarto

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    BTW, I have accounts to offer shirting to guys here in the states that I know who commission shirts from me.
  7. amateursarto

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    Which mill would that be? Also, are you conducting group buys from Monti? Like MOP I have an account with Monti. I can buy from all but Canclini. So it's Grandi and Rubinelli, Monti, Testa and hopefully Canclini. I don't have an account with Albini, but Albini can be bought online at retail prices; their Riva is outstanding. There are a few designs that I want personally, but at this point, I am bordering on ridiculousness. The nice thing about establishing relationships with mills is that once you become a good customer, they will refer you to other mills. Grandi and Rubinelli did that for me and now I have three wool mills that I can purchase from in addition to Dugdale, Holland and Sherry and others. I did a group buy for the guys on here at the start of the summer and one member bought. I think he'll be happy with his purchases and it was good to be able to help out. The logistics of a group buy make it only good if a number of people buy. If in the future, there's interest I would do it again.
  8. amateursarto

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    EM, you're right, nova supraluxe is sold out. i need to pay more attention, lol. even without that selection, their collection is impressive if you want classic and/or conservative designs. the italians are the ones that concoct the more daring designs. i'm working to establish a relationship with the last of the 4 major brands in italy. i've also got getzner in my sights too. of the italian mills, all are comparable, with Monti being king of the hill. the rest aren't far behind.
  9. amateursarto

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    The Soyella is great, but Alumo is a little unimaginative in their patterns and designs for me to buy regularly. I may buy their interlining though.
  10. amateursarto

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    The Supraluxe can still be acquired though in limited selections. You have to have an account with Alumo. Nice stuff.
  11. amateursarto

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    Yeah the wrinkles at the neck and trapezius is where I'm talking about. Not a big deal, gorgeous shirt. Congrats. Are you going to copy it for your own shirts?
  12. amateursarto

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    Nice shirt. Needs a little bit of tweaking in the front shoulder/yoke area. Still, a nice shirt.
  13. amateursarto

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    The 200's are great IMO.
  14. amateursarto

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    pokerking got G&R shirting from me a few days ago. hopefully he'll post pics and give his impressions here.
  15. amateursarto

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    MOP, Did you take video of the suit making process at Luciano's atelier? If you had taken pics or video at Ulturale Cravatte that would have been very educational too. There is precious little documentation on making multi (7, 9, and 11) fold ties.
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