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#19 Despos

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 01:41 PM

Most of my supplies come from Cobern Textiles. He has high quality hard to find tailor's trimmings and is very easy to work with. Contact info below

Cobern Textiles

main (800) 421-4100
work fax (516) 867-1696

owner Paul Camhi

145 Frankel Blvd
Merrick NY 11566


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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:44 PM

SG is the numberplate's sign for Solingen, but while you can still buy all sorts of cutlery like toe nail clippers and straight razors there are only a few companies left who make tailor shears. Robuso has a 14" pair in their catalogue, I think, but actual shears don't come near the quality of the old inlaid shears(made of cast iron and high carbon steel) I have. refurbishing them is an art that is dying as well. The guy at Robuso is 75 already and is loosing his touch, that's why I went to Zwilling. Repairing a pair of shears costs 21,- Euros if they are bigger than 13".
@jc: Sorry, none of my remaining shears are for sale. I hardly use the really huge ones, but they are nice to have.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:02 PM

BTW for those of you who want to buy and sell shears, thread, and other tailoring supplies/equipment, I have created a buying and selling forum.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:48 PM

Joyce Trimming ( nice horn buttons)

www.ejoyce.com

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:40 PM

Can you check what their minimums on silk twist and gimp are (the stuff for hand-made buttonholes- the twist is from Switzerland and the gimp from Spain, IIRC, not the M1003 or Mara 30/70 polyester stuff) The Canadian distributor upped it to a box per colour which is disgusting.


BTW you should maybe try Hwa Seng Textiles in Singapore:

http://www.hst.com.sg/

They often have more competitive prices, and are less strict with minimum orders. If it is something that has no local distributor in Singapore, if you provide them with the details they will go and obtain distributor rights for the company.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 11:28 PM

Thanks to Carol for sharing this source

http://www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk/


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:47 AM

A Dutch supplier for all kinds of interfacing, chest pieces, necktie interfacing, sleeve heads etc.www.actk.nl/

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:52 AM

A Dutch supplier for all kinds of interfacing, chest pieces, necktie interfacing, sleeve heads etc. http://www.actk.nl/eng/index_eng.html


Thank you for that Els. They appear to specialise in interfacings.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 09:26 PM

You also my try Yawitz in St louis Mo their web address is www.elyyawitz.com I have never do business with them online. I have always drove down to their store a nice trip and half a day off.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 06:42 AM

There are 2 italian companies for pressing supplies and more:

http://www.sartitalia.it/default.htm You see their heavy dry irons in most of the italian tailoring shops.

http://unicanet.it/ They have a wide range of irons and spare parts. Sadly they sell only to approved companies.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 06:02 AM

This is my first post to the forum, though I've been reading it a lot. I'm going to be taking a beginner's sewing class soon, and I'll also be trying my hand at making patterns and putting them together. I want to eventually be able to make bespoke men's suits, though I'll probably take other contributors' advice and start with a skirt. I've seen the suggestions on reading and reference material.

My questions are about recommendations for a beginner's supply kit. I reckon I'll need a sewing machine, and I can find a thimble and needles around the house. I assume I'll also need a square, curve, shears, a wheel, chalk, tape, pencils and drafting paper. Am I missing anything here?

Any specific suggestions? Will a basic $200 30-stitch Singer sewing machine serve me well for a while? What's the size of a standard L-square? I see that one suggestion for practice is to buy a half-size one for drawing on smaller paper. Is a curve necessary for beginners, and if so, will a vary form curve suffice? What size of curve is recommended? Presumably, I'll be able to get by at first with whatever shears, wheel, chalk and measuring tape I find at my local sewing shop. Anything specific I should look for in pencils and paper?

Lots of questions here, I know. Thanks for any advice you all can offer.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 11:32 AM

Welcome. Please keep in mind that this is the Cutter's Forum, and that discussions on thimbles and sewing machines belong in the Tailor's Forum. To avoid confusion, please try to discuss things in the appropriate place, and if any of you want to discuss sewing machines please start a new thread in the Tailor's Forum. Thank you smile.gif

BTW, yes, you need French curves. You can't have enough of them.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 12:49 PM

a multi stitch home sewing machine is the last thing you need if you are serious.
what you should get is an old rebuilt industrial machine. it should be mounted on a solid table.
try for a singer 31-15. rebuilt they are cheap and reliable.
welcome to this crazy business.
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:40 AM

The tailor supply store here supplies the fashion students with the tools they need- at the beginning of their studies they are sent by the school with a list of tools that they need so the shop owner keeps these things bundled in stock for them. I would imagine every town which has fashion schools will have something similar- I would contact the nearest school to you and ask where they send their students to get kitted out and ask for the list the students are given as you will be sure to find the items listed easily.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 03:49 AM

Nice selection of all sorts of buttons, directly from the manufacturer at competitive prices (compared to the retail shops): http://www.schneider...wse?shop_param=

Real horn buttons for regular suits and jackets are in the Classic section: http://www.schneider...y...param=cid=

They are on vacation now until the 21st of August.

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#34 J. Maclochlainn

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:34 AM

I would like to add;

Dugdale Bros.
http://www.dugdalebr...om/dugdale.html
5, Northumberland Street
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
England
HD1 1RL

A comprehensive list of good trimmings from buttons to zippers, not to mention top quality service.
Silly Cognoscenti, Drape is for windows!

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:12 AM

Bergen Tailor Supply
9021 Old River Road
NORTH BERGEN, NEW JERSEY 07047

1 800-932-4128
201-943-4128
Fax: 201-943-4144


D. Smith Textiles- rep for Richard James Weldon in Canada
Phone+1 514 271 7444
Fax+1 514 495 9035
wsg@qc.aibn.com

It turns out the few tailor shops still making buttonholes by hand are now ordering gimp and twist from London through these guys ($$$). I am thinking about bringing it in direct from Gutermann and supplying the tailor shops myself; if anyone uses the Agreman gimp in the states but can't find it anymore, let me know.

Update on Intermforme, after the move
5425, avenue Casgrain, Montreal, QC, H2T1X6
esturino@interforme.com

Enza has agreed to sell lengths of canvas and pocketing (instead of buying entire rolls) or coat fronts. Tell her I sent you.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 02:27 AM

QUOTE
Bergen Tailor Supply
9021 Old River Road
NORTH BERGEN, NEW JERSEY 07047

1 800-932-4128
201-943-4128
Fax: 201-943-4144

Have you been to their store? I am debating on checking them out. They are pretty much my last hope for tailoring supplies in the NYC metro area.
Does anyone know if Lichtenstein does retail or are they wholesale only? Any other suggestions for NYC tailoring supplies would be greatly appreciated.




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