Thursday, January 26, 2012

Where can I find?

Once again I come hat in hand, asking my favorite, most informed friends where to find that which I cannot. I'm looking for shirt weight 100% cotton, white Oxford cloth fabric.

Since winter appears willing to give us a miss this year, I'm diving straight into summer. Last fall, I announced my intention to have tailored a white cotton oxford suit. I've the alchemist on board, now I need the fabric, probably not more than 6 yards.

Where please should I shop?



Karena said...

Toad you might call Kaplans on The Plaza and tell them what you are looking for.....
Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

BUDD Shirtmakers
3 Piccadilly
London SW1Y 6NH

Speak to Darren Tieren

BUDD made the White Shirts for Hugh Bonneville star in "Downton Abby".

Toad said...

Karena, you were correct. Not inexpensive by any means, but they can source it. Thank you.

ADG said... you like a brother. You know this. So I'm wrapping my comment in said brotherly love. Do not. Do not. Make an oxford cloth suit or sportcoat. You'll hate it. It won't make it out of the driveway more than twice.

Your pal.

Old Polo said...

Toad, I would agree with ADG. I think it would be too light. That said, I've had good luck at Calico Corners.

Anonymous said...

Grief! This is the second time we've gone searching for this doggone fabric. Sometimes when I'm on a tear to find fabric that doesn't exist at a price I'm willing to pay, I turn to sheeting [even though traditional yardage/selvage in sheeting isn't the same as bolt goods, the price will settle the score]. I submit, just for the fun of it:


Toad said...

Thank you Flo. One would think OC would be an American staple. Just shows how things have changed.