Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:46 PM
I can confirm that I will be placing a group buy for our official kerbau cloth (kudos to kotmj) which is the 8/9oz H.Lesser in RAF blue. A beautiful and rare shade of blue which is a MUST have in your suit rotation. the 8/9oz H.Lesser or also known as the Super Fine Tropical (SFT) is recognized by tailors around the world, especially Saville Row (I know this because I asked the head cutter of Norton & Sons of Saville Row) as one of the best, if not THE best tropical worsted that has been produced. The quality of H.Lesser is undisputed with various threads in SF, AAAC, London Lounge and Cutter and Tailor singing praise of it.
As this will involve a lot of orders, PLEASE place your order at my email below:
PLEASE place orders only if your serious about it.Let's make this efficient and easy for all of us.Any questions, you can either PM me here or email me at the above email.
Kotmj, would appreciate if you could post pics of the cloth in this thread to assist new members when placing the order.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:20 PM
1. It is in a shade of RAF blue which is not found anywhere else, not even in the other bunches by H. Lesser. Other blues come close, but they are either a plain shade, or they are a bit too blue, or if the exact shade, comes only in pinstripes. The closest to this blue is in the Minnis Fresco bunch -- but then you'd have to wear fresco. This is a gorgeous blue that is richly mottled and rustic. It looks very different from navy, so if you have a navy suit, the RAF blue would serve as a less formal alternative.
2. This cloth is highly malleable, capable of taking and holding onto ironwork imparted by the tailor. This is quite useless if your coatmaker specializes in flat tailoring, as most do in this part of the world, but if your coatmaker sees himself as a sculptor, this cloth is like clay where Italianate cloths are like stubborn tires.
3. There are indications that once the old stock sells out, it is impossible to replicate this cloth exactly for a variety of reasons (decommissioning of the old looms having been named as one). This then, is an opportunity to own a piece of a legend -- before it disappears from the face of the earth. Other Lesser bunches may be just as coveted, but the Superfine Tropical is the only one by Lesser to make some concession to our climate. It is Lesser's lightest, but amongst the light ones it is the strongest.
4. It is highly unlikely you will source this cloth at a better price than now offered.
This is the cloth:
Compare this to Lesser's own navy and you see there is an unmistakable difference. Nobody will confuse the RAF blue for a navy.
Here it is with some other cloths for more perspective.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:26 PM
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