Sunday 23 March 2008

Scabal - The worlds best fabrics

The finest fabrics in the world are exceptionally rare. Only the finest cloth merchants in the world would stock fabrics like Scabals super 200's! A cloth so rare it is only available in limited quantities, this fabric is worth thousands for a suit length because of its rarity.

Scabal, tradition and innovationScabal's products are exclusive and made to the highest possible standards, regardless of cost. The suits and jackets are made from Scabal's own featherlight woollen fabrics and cashmeres which are extraordinarily light and fine. Scabal's customers demand nothing less than the finest quality and refinement.This is why Scabal is constantly engaged in research for ever finer and more luxurious fibres which can be woven into their exclusive fabrics at the Scabal mill in Huddersfield, England.This historic mill has recently invested in the most modern weaving technology available which combines uniquely with the traditional skills of this 500 year old company to produce a range of traditional and classic fabrics with the modern performance and handle necessary for today's lifestyle.
The 'fabrics race' to develop ever finer count worsted fabrics started back in 1974, when Scabal pioneered a new cloth woven from 16.5 micron wool which was finer than the then standard Super 100's which had 18 micron fibres. To distinguish it from the standard Super 100's, it was called Super 120's. Scabal was the first company to create new standards of fineness with its Super 120's, and later with its Super 150's.In 1991, Scabal was the first on the market to develop Golden Carat, a Super 150's cloth. Later, it became possible to process 13.8 micron wool, which Scabal called Super 180's Miracle and Obsession. More recently, Scabal's scientists have developed Exceptional, a top level Super 200's category fine fabric made from rare Australian wool with the exceptional fineness of close to 13 microns.However, Scabal's latest development is Gold Treasure fabric, made of 22 Carat Gold and fine count Super 150's from a rare 15.5 micron bale of Australian Merino Wool.This tradition of innovation gives Scabal a unique record as a pioneer, always in search of new frontiers.

Miracle, Obsession - super 180'sMiracle not only offers the fineness of a Super 180's, it is also available as medium weight 320 g fabric which delivers a more substantial feel and means that the comfort of a Super 180's can be enjoyed all year long. Its super smooth touch is equal, if not superior, to that of the finest pure cashmere. Miracle has all the advantages of pure virgin wool such as easy tailoring and the resilience and dependability needed for an active and modern lifestyle.Obsession is also a Super 180's offering the typical extremely soft feel and unequalled comfort of top-class cashmere as well as the reliability of Australian Merino wool. Its major difference from Miracle is its weight, just 220 g per square metre.
Exceptional - Super 200'sA recent technological breakthrough by Scabal's scientists has allowed the production of woollen yarn in the 13 micron range and resulted in the development of Exceptional Super 200's.This is a top level fine woollen fabric which matches, if not surpasses, cashmere for softness, while retaining all the practical properties unique to genuine virgin wool. As wool this fine is truly exceptional and difficult to obtain, there is only enough wool available worldwide to produce a limited quantity in each pattern.

Wednesday 19 March 2008

Tight Vs Tailored!!

To our benefit the trend in men's clothing at the moment has swung towards the tailored look. Suits and Jackets are being worm regularly by all generations, the emphasis on fitted, slim-line looks.

This is great for us! and for any other business in the tailoring industry. However over the years our knowledge of tailoring and tailored garments has been diluted by designer brands and PR/Marketing gurus, who sell us : "a look" as appose to an item of clothing! This unfortunately means that allot of guys do not understand what a tailored fitted garment is!

  • A tight jacket is not a fitted jacket!

  • A smaller size does not make it tailored!

  • Wearing a 36 (when your a 40) does not make you suit slim-line!

What makes a jacket tailored, is the correct fitting. A fitted jacket is precisely that, fitted by professionals who know how best to suit your stamp. Sure slim-lime suits are fashionable. But fitted and tailored garments have always been produced by Tailors , all over the UK.

Thursday 13 March 2008

Facebook for the Bunneys!

Having succumbed to many a modern idea recently. (the interweb .. indeed!)

The Bunney's have joined a popular social network! Now Jack Bunneys has its very own Facebook group!

(I bet no-one joins)

Click Here to see.

Thursday 6 March 2008

New WaistcoatS

At Last they have arrived! The new Wedding Hire Waistcoats are finally here!

Some of them are old favourites but the most of them are new lightweight satin Embroideries. Ivory back grounds with chocolates, mochas and browns. A selection of different embroderies in different colours.

Tuesday 4 March 2008

Salesmanship for Bespoke Tailors Part Two Observation

(The Modern Tailor Outfitter and Clothier Vol III)


At the commencement of a sale, the first task of the salesman lies in careful observation, in the process which is sometimes known as "sizing up".

He must become a veritable Sherlock Holmes in his endeavour to notice evry detail in the customer's appearance and manner which will enable him to deduce his tastes, habits and financial standing. Much can be learned from the first glance : his age, his size, his probable occupation, his general tidiness or otherwise. This inform must be supplemented by tactful questions and conversation ; and every effort should be made to get the customer to talk about himself. Having leanred all he can about his customer, the salesman is now in a position to decide what will be the most suitable materials to show him.

Salesmanship for Bespoke Tailors Part One Training

(The Modern Tailor Outfitter and Clothier Vol III)

Training the Sales Man
There is no royal road to success as a salesman. Proficiency can only be attained by hard work and by carefully watching an experienced man whenevr opportunity arises. The first necessity is a good working knowledge of the cloths to be sold. The tyro should learn to distinguish by sight and touch the various types of cloths and to know the uses for which each is suitable.
An appreciation of the quality of the different grades will come later, together with some acquaintance with dyes. A salesman should learn all he can about various processes in themanufacture of cloth, and should lose no opportunity of talking to woollen merhcants and travellers, whom he will find always ready to give valuable information and advice.
In addition to acquiring a good working knowledge of cloth, the buddding salesman should study the prevailing fashions of dress in order that he mayu be able to advise his customer as to the correct clothes for any particular occassion. For this purpose a careful study of photographs of well-dressed men in the weekly society papers will well repay the time expended on it, and will show slaesman what is being worn by the leaders of fashion.
Thus equipped with the knowledge the salesman will be enable to meet his customer with that degree of assurance which inspires confidence. Confidence of the buyewr in the salesman is the essential foundation of successful business, and the customer should be made to feel that he can rely on the sound advice of his tailor as to the cloth, style and colour which will best become him.