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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 16:18 pm 
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Hi,
Has anyone had anything from this seller?
oriental treasure/top runway

I Know its a bit of a risk buying repros sight unseen, but for the price i think it might be worth a look.

these two look the best to me
Vintage Suit 1
Vintage Suit 2

What do others (who know more than me :-)) think?

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i do like the first one miss susan , its very flattering

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Mixed reviews, the two pictured ( in fact all of hers) are late 40s early 50s.

However, I emailed her a pic of a Utility suit and she said she could copy it for about £70.

There's a long discussion on the Fedora Lounge, my only worry before spending cash with her is the fabric choice. It's all part synthetic even her 'wools' have a look on the Fedora Lounge and see what you think.

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Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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ANy chance of a direct link to the thread, Kate? The Fedora Lounge's search function is worse then useless!

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BRITISH OFFICER: Awesome. I'll put my mansion right here sorta where you're standing. Hey, what's with the triangle things?
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You could always request photos of past work. Again, risky for the sake of her honesty, but most tailoresses should have some kind of portfolio.


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Steve,
Try this thread:
http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthre ... ght=runway

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She has few negative reviews, but none of her advertised suits are worth buiying for 1940s LH. Her only damning review is from a well known reproduction company from London...(ahem)

Like I say though, the fabric is..mixed. I thought about ordering a suit using a photo and if it's no good I can always wear it to work!

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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Been having a chat with my friend in London, she has a suit (50s) and has mailed me pics of it. The fit looks very good, the fabric (if you go for the matt dark colours) is better that I thought. I'm going to go ahead and order one next month. All I've done is photograph my old utility suit (past wearing even if I could still squeeze my hefty bosom into it) and she said she was happy to copy it.

I'll let you know how I get on!

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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Shame they'll so American, really. I think there would be a lot of call for 30's style suits

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BRITISH OFFICER: Hey man, what's shakin'. What's the story with this valley? This a good place to live, you think?
NATIVE: It is very fertile. My family has lived here for many generations.
BRITISH OFFICER: Awesome. I'll put my mansion right here sorta where you're standing. Hey, what's with the triangle things?
NATIVE: Those are the sacred pyramids where my ancestors are buried.
BRITISH OFFICER: Cool. There any kinda zombie curse or anything we should know about? I mean, I want to pillage'em, but I don't want to cause no problems.
NATIVE: Our people lie merely asleep in their graves, waiting to shriek forth and bring agonising death to any who would dare disturb their peace.
BRITISH OFFICER: Be serious.
NATIVE: ...in truth the curse is probably apocryphal.
BRITISH OFFICER: Wicked. Carter, bust out the Gatling guns! I want to be revered as a God by teatime.

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As long as you have a good photo, she'll copy anything. It's odd re suits but I was chatting to two Asian chaps in Hull last week. They were handing out cards. Basically they travel the whole country offering a made to measure service on Men's suits. They cut overheads by not having a shop (as they used to) but their dad has been tailoring here in the UK since 1927.
I took a card and asked them if they'd make mens suits.
It worked out at about £175-250 for a three piece.
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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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Will be very interested in the result Kate. I'd rather wear a faithful repro than ruin originals.

Susan- Try to avoid pencil skirts. British wartime suits had a fuller, A line syle.
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Ok, I've ordered it, she does have more fabric available, currently she's looking for a nice pinstripe for me. If not I'm going for a plain wool.
I'll let you know. :? (£70 by the way! and free postage)
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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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My ex and a few friends of mine have had suits from the aforementioned seller. Whilst they haven't been after something that is for living history, rather just day to day wear as a decent vintage'esque suit, they've been happy with them and the service provided! The person who runs it also seems keen to help on enquiries too, my ex despite having almost 'perfect' measurements could never find high-street clothes that fitted properly, but after conversing with the seller received various skirts and suits which fitted like a glove!

Hope it turns out well for you, Kate!

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Ok, it's in the post apparently....Hope it's ok!! Will keep you posted. If it's any good I have a long list of stuff that I want!
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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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Well, it arrived. Not impressed with the fabric.

it's going to need taking in at the waist (by about 4") bear in mind I am a competent seamstress, and know how to take measurements.

I think I'd use her again, for dresses maybe but she can't tailor a suit if I'm honest and the kick pleats aren't where they should be.

I'll post photos but to be frank, it's very similar to a suit I bought for work from Wallis about five years ago.

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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Here are the fabric samples she sent with my suit. None of them are period appropriate in my opinion. This woman could rake it in if she did a little research! I've tried to show how thin the gaberdine is, it can't hold the form of a suit, it's just not possible.
Here are the samples:
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This is my suit fabric, looks better on here than it does in 'real life'!
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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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