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post #436 of 687
I've got a Chan in the 0513. I'll post some photographs when I get home tomorrow.
post #437 of 687
Thanks quar, would really appreciate a pic and any feedback you might have. Did you get the pants lined?
post #438 of 687
+1 I want to see minnis 0513 in the wild as well!
post #439 of 687
Sorry guys. My mistake. WWC made me a suit in 0503.

I don't have my camera at the moment, so iPhone photographs will have to do.

I think the high-twist Fresco 0500-0503 is under-rated. Mine hangs clean, and the trousers maintain their crease. The surface texture is more refined for the workplace too. I will post a picture of the suit on when I get a chance.


post #440 of 687
I have a suit in minnis 0511, same type of fresco as the 0513 but obviously lighter color. Happy to take a pic if you like. It is very rough/scratchy which is fine by me but isn't for everyone.
post #441 of 687
Thanks for the pics Quar.

Thanks for the offer, Axel. I remember your helpful pics here a couple years ago. Was the 8/9 oz Minnis you posted dark blue? How would you compare the Harrison's Sharkskin to the Minnis 10 oz fresco? I considered that sharkskin, but opted for the Minnis since it's a bit cheaper, and probably cooler and more wrinkle resistant. What do you think?

Do you guys get pants lined or unlined?
post #442 of 687
You are right all around. I have a sharkskin from Harrison's fine classics book, a navy fresco in the high twist 8/9 minnis and a grey fresco in the 9/10 non high twist stuff.

The high twist is very much a summer weight, very light with a good crunchy texture. My pants are unlined but I have to wear dark colored underwear or else it shows. I think unlined is the way to go.

The 9/10oz fresco is not really a light weight suiting, I think it's more year round. Very rough and even scratchier than the 8/9. I like it but its not for everyone. No need for lining.

The sharkskin is pretty standard. I am less interested in it now because I have really gotten into textured suiting. I think it fills a similar niche in the wardrobe as the 9/10 fresco but is a little less special and bespoke looking if that makes sense.

It's a matter of personal taste but I prefer the fresco to the shark.
post #443 of 687
What is a Chan 2 piece in a basic entry level fabric (VBC, Dugdale, etc) running these days? Debating making the step up from OTR...
post #444 of 687
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

What is a Chan 2 piece in a basic entry level fabric (VBC, Dugdale, etc) running these days? Debating making the step up from OTR...

With VBC 110 probably close to $1,300 these days. Perhaps someone who saw them on the November tour can give you more up-to-date information.

If you are not an excellent OTR fit, making the step up to Chan is well worth it, in my opinion.
post #445 of 687
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

With VBC 110 probably close to $1,300 these days. Perhaps someone who saw them on the November tour can give you more up-to-date information.
If you are not an excellent OTR fit, making the step up to Chan is well worth it, in my opinion.

Thanks! I'm not terribly hard to fit, its just that I tend to want very specific things on very specific coats (e.g. a Donegal tweed SC 3 roll 2 with three patch pockets) that don't come up often OTR--and when they do, they tend to cost more than it would cost me to just go to Chan (or someone similar) and get exactly what I was looking for in the first place.
post #446 of 687
Question - i got a waistcoat in mid-grey. Should the silk back be of similar, matching color or is it typical to go with a darker silk - like charcoal or black?
post #447 of 687
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post

Question - i got a waistcoat in mid-grey. Should the silk back be of similar, matching color or is it typical to go with a darker silk - like charcoal or black?

I've seen a darker color more often - usually black with greys or navy with a blues.

But that's based on a pretty small sample size.
post #448 of 687
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I've seen a darker color more often - usually black with greys or navy with a blues.
But that's based on a pretty small sample size.

I tend to see dark charcoals with lighter colours, and mid-greys with darker colours. But, to be honest, use whatever lining that suits your fancy.
post #449 of 687
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Originally Posted by quar View Post

Sorry guys. My mistake. WWC made me a suit in 0503.
I don't have my camera at the moment, so iPhone photographs will have to do.
I think the high-twist Fresco 0500-0503 is under-rated. Mine hangs clean, and the trousers maintain their crease. The surface texture is more refined for the workplace too. I will post a picture of the suit on when I get a chance.

I ordered a navy blazer in 0516- what is the difference between the high-twist fresco of 0500-0503 that you've outlined here?

I was advised to get it fully lined as my shirt fabric could show through, but since I wear my clothes dancing often I opted to forgo it in favor of half lined.
post #450 of 687
0516 is 2-Ply. It is heavier. It is more see-through too. It reportedly lasts longer (more robust), and wears better (holds shape / crease).

emptym, I do get my pants half-lined in the front.
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