So, I have been working on assembling a porper black tie and white tie wardrobe, and being dissatisfied with what there is to buy OTR I have been looking at finding my own fabrics and having various elements custom tailored. It wasn't to hard to find a black silk faille, but that's where the easy part ended. I am now looking for a black 100% wool barathea, preferrably 100s to 120s and 9–11 oz., and one that does not break my (comparatively low for custom-made) budget. Overall I am having little luck in finding what ought to be a typical fabric for dinner jackets. Additionally I am looking for some white cotton piqué/marcella for a custom bow tie (I am having Beau Ties make it, but I need to find my own fabric since they typically only make silk ties), all I can find is a 'stripe' pattern fabric for this rather than the traditional 'diamond' pattern, which is odd, since I have no trouble finding shirts and waistcoats with the the 'diamond' piqué/marcella.