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The Official Kerbau Cloth Thread : H.Lesser 8/9oz RAF blue

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You guys wanted, I negotiated and it's finally a reality.

 

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:

 

suitablebritishfabrics@gmail.com.

 

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.

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The Lesser Superfine Tropical in RAF blue is unique for several reasons.

 

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:

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Compare this to Lesser's own navy and you see there is an unmistakable difference. Nobody will confuse the RAF blue for a navy.

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Here it is with some other cloths for more perspective.

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Fantastic review kotmj.To fellow kerbau members, please remember that I have opened up this offer to other countries. once this is gone, it is gone. I have so far received 15 orders of suiting length within the hour I have made the offer.Please be quick to place you orr as I CANNOT guarantee that any will be available once it is finished.

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I'm wrestling with turning this into a staple -- 2 piece SB notch lapel -- or something slightly fancier -- two-piece DB. I suppose the advantage of the former is that you can use it as a BlazerSuit as well. But I have been hankering for a bespoke DB in a solid colour for awhile. I just don't know if this is the right cloth for the DB or if I'm forcing the cloth into the style. Decisions!

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Delicious. Have a vision already:

 

Half-lined jacket with soft canvassing, SB, 1 button, large lapels, ruffled neapolitan shoulder, with 2 patch pockets.

 

 

 

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Thank you Goliath for the kind words :)

 

Orders are coming thick and fast. orders will be closed once the quota has been filled or after 3 weeks. I'm happy to note that most of the regular posters of thekerbau has ordered the cloth. Would be fantastic if we can see the different types of suits or sports coats ma up using the fabric.

 

For other member of the forum, I invite you to take up this amazing opportunity. Let's hope that at least half the members of the forum is able to get their hands on this cloth!

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This is the Minnis version of the RAF blue. Just to give an idea how the cloth will look like once it is made up.

 

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A stunning RAF blue suit by PG

 

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