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It has been confirmed. "Fresco Lite" is a real thing and in the works. Look for it 2016.
Isn't Antich the weaver of Fresco? HFW's just the merchant, correct? I think Antich was the Rangoon weaver, as well. http://www.cj-antich.com When they can figure out a 7/8 oz. Fresco, they'll sell gobs of the stuff. New York summers are not London summers. When the temperature reaches the mid 90s and the humidity rises to over 50%, 8/9 oz. Fresco feels oppressive. I'll grant that a t-shirt and shorts would feel oppressive, but every ounce counts. Also, for all the...
As for Breanish--look ahead to a "Macleod of Lewis" Shetland book. Machine woven, full width. As opposed to the single width Hattersley Loom stuff that fell under the category "Breanish." If this brings the cost down, I"m all for it. Speaking of great cloth: Does anyone have any remaining meterage of the old Lesser 9.5/10 oz. panama/plain weave? Thanks.
Anybody up for a custom Breanish Tweed run? BTW, I hear there will be a new 10 oz. Shetland book this fall.
And prices vary from seller to seller. The same (Lovat Mill, Ettrick line) tweed, two different online sources-- http://www.intweed.co.uk/goods-for-sale/overcheck-tweeds/medium-weight-lovat-mill-kirkton-tweed-574 http://www.yorkshirefabric.com/?product=beige-with-brown-green-check-tweed Yorkshire Fabric is a breath of fresh air, in terms of pricing and service. I managed to buy a few of the book closeout cheviots, but, generally speaking, W. Bill is outlandish. Three...
Lovat Mill cloth-- Good luck. And let us know if, by some miracle, they work directly with you. It's a safe guess that Lovat supplies a good bit of cloth to designers and cloth retailers, including W. Bill. Which means trying to buy direct-from-mill will prove difficult if not impossible. That said, you can find Lovat's cloth here and there, now and then. Look for "Kirkton" and "Ettrick" lines. http://www.intweed.co.uk/goods-for-sale/tweed-moleskin-lengths-samples
Does anybody have access to the Smith Woollens LUXURY FLANNELS book?
Of course, Minnis/Hardy (HFW) was 'just' the merchant. Antich was responsible for the weaving of that beefy but porous Rangoon. It's likely Minnis could no longer source the yarn for that quality. For its heft and finish, it deserves praise. Very unique. But other tropicals were similar but breathed better. It's easy to see why the old school bench tailors liked it, though. Maybe the best all-around summertime travel cloth I know of.
MINNIS RANGOON. Curious if anybody has any of this great cloth. -Knox.
Has anyone heard about (or tried) the Lovat Mill "Mace" cloth? Panama weave. Around 9.5 oz. Lighter than their "Bard" fresco(ish) cloth.
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