white wool suiting

#1 Oct 13th, 2010, 13:13
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I am going to india to look for white wool suiting for a project.. where do I look? Will my visa card work there? Is it safe to carry cash? Need to know where the best fabic stores are.does anyone have a picture of the kind of power outlets they use? Will my cell phone work?
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Are you expecting to be scammed? Or annoyed?
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I am not expecting to be scammed or annoyed. why do you ask?
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The reason the question was asked because it was in the wrong forum.
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Originally Posted by jdroundy View Post Will my visa card work there?
It should do.

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Is it safe to carry cash?
Yes. But only if your wearing dark glasses and the cash is in a big silver suitcase.

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Need to know where the best fabic stores are.
Are you wanting to buy in bulk? You probably should locate a wholesaler. I'm not that sure about wool, but for cottons and most synthetics, head to central Tamilnadu. (especially aroun Tirupur).

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does anyone have a picture of the kind of power outlets they use?
Search on this forum. e.g.:
http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/s.../size/big/cat/

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Will my cell phone work?
Mine does, and so does his. I think hers does as well. As for yours, there cannot be a shadow of a doubt. (First of all, how do we even know what you have? India works on different GSM frequencies to the USA, so let us know what bands your phone has.)
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new to India and new to chat forums. thanks for your patience and your help. I have an AT&T phone and an alltel.... I doubt the alltel will work but will the AT&T?
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Originally Posted by jdroundy View Post new to India and new to chat forums. thanks for your patience and your help. I have an AT&T phone and an alltel.... I doubt the alltel will work but will the AT&T?
I think the best way is to check with your phone company on the roaming facility if in India. I am sure they have tie up with some providers by which you can avail uninterrupted phone connection.
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JD - your cellphone will likely not work in India. If it's a CDMA, it wont work. If its a GSM, it has to be unlocked and must be a tri-band at minimum (even then only one of the band will work properly) or better, a quad band. Best is to just buy a cheap gsm phone and a pre-paid card when you're here. Cheapest phones start at around $30 - and rather reliable ones at double that price.
White wool suiting - it depends on which city you're going to be in. If you're looking to get just one suit, its a better option to get a bespoke tailored suit made to your specifications. Depending on the city that you're in, ask in the city specific forum or search here. In Chennai, Syed Bawkher & sons are very reputed. I'm sure they'll arrange the fabric for you if they don't stock it themselves. I think what you're looking for is a worsted wool suiting.
Now, if you're looking only for the fabric, you'd have to deal with a wholesaler for the best possible rates. Let the members know which city you'd be in and some recommendations will be made. I can let you know the specific shops if Jaipur is on your itinerary.
Your card will work but the best option is to carry some $s that you can change and carry some traveller's cheques as well. Change money at the major cities (preferably in banks - they offer the best rates).
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Ok saw dacoit chief's reply a little late - worsted wool suiting fabric is made in larger mills. Some of the prominent ones that make worsted wool fabric are Raymond, DigJam, DCM, etc. It's pretty commonly used for winter/wedding wear in north India. All these can be easily bought from whole salers. Let us know the city ...

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