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post #826 of 1158
Actually one reason why I like fresco is the shine resistance. It is a bit fuzzy with a nap, not smooth finished. My navy shows no signs of shine and it has been something I have just learned to live with in navy and charcoal.

As for the lightness of the 8/9oz. I was surprised how well it does drape for a very light fabric. Runs circles around linen. I mean, I get the desire for a linen suit, but I just feel there are cooler, cheaper, better looking options out there, (fresco). I don't have enough suits in rotation yet to warrant getting a linen suit just to join the club... yet.

I have also noticed something else about fresco. I feel that you can actually feel the fabric's reaction to heat and moisture. It tends to wick water easily. Also, when it is hot it almost tends to open up more, whereas when you wear it cooler it feels tighter. Maybe it is in my mind, but it makes sense.
post #827 of 1158
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I have also noticed something else about fresco. I feel that you can actually feel the fabric's reaction to heat and moisture. It tends to wick water easily. Also, when it is hot it almost tends to open up more, whereas when you wear it cooler it feels tighter. Maybe it is in my mind, but it makes sense.

it also gives you a hummer when you are feeling down.
post #828 of 1158
To me comparing fresco and linen is apples and oranges. Both have their place in a warm weather rotation. The idea of a linen suit is also exciting to me in a way that fresco is not, feels more bespoke somehow.
post #829 of 1158
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To me comparing fresco and linen is apples and oranges. Both have their place in a warm weather rotation. The idea of a linen suit is also exciting to me in a way that fresco is not, feels more bespoke somehow.

It's the wrinkles, isn't it? I love the wrinkles.
post #830 of 1158
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Actually one reason why I like fresco is the shine resistance. It is a bit fuzzy with a nap, not smooth finished. My navy shows no signs of shine and it has been something I have just learned to live with in navy and charcoal.

I wish that were the case with me—I pretty much can't wear the Finmeresco on sunny days anymore because of the amount of shine uhoh.gif. I think it was the second suit I got from Frank, so it was in heavy rotation (2-3 times a week). I also wear my jackets at my desk during work, so mouse-surfing has taken its toll as well...

I'm looking for a really informal summer jacket, and I still find Fresco a bit more formal than linen. I work in a creative field, so I'm already better dressed than just about everyone in the company (including the owner), so I'm thinking I need to turn it down a notch. The definite plus for the 8/9 oz. Minnis would be that it's less warm than the heavier Smith's, and perhaps more breezy than the linen (although that Loro Piana Mare linen has a real fresco-like weave—hold it up to the light and it's like a sieve...) Also, I'd probably get to wear it for longer than linen (I wore the Finmeresco pretty much through November and again starting in March...)

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it also gives you a hummer when you are feeling down.

Wrong thread, ed. Try this one: http://www.styleforum.net/t/165712/creepy-sartorial-images/3000_100#post_5853929
(3:36 starts the über-creepiness...)
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Lots of new photos up on the tumblr and facebook, including my wedding suit and shirt (tie by Sam Hober):

 

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Lots of new photos up on the tumblr and facebook, including my wedding suit and shirt (tie by Sam Hober):



That's really nice.

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That's really nice.

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I happen to agree fistbump.gif

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Frank made me the heavier weight (12/13 oz?) Navy Smiths Finmeresco a couple years ago. Amazing fabric and amazing drape, although I think it *is* a little hot to wear in the NYC summer (no matter what any #menswear blogger says.) I also found the navy to get shiny in the heavy wear areas, but I've heard that happens to all darker fabrics (any one have any experience with this?)

FWIW, based on some of the responses here, I'm having second thoughts on the 15 oz Loro Piana linen; I might go for the Cacciopoli or lighter weight LL Linen instead...

15oz linen sounds like an excellent idea.
post #835 of 1158
I handled the Loro Piana 15oz linen last week. I may still not convinced it is particularly functional but it is definitely a cool fabric that I hope someone has made up. It has an open, hopsack kind of weave to it, unlike most linens I have seen.
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Lots of new photos up on the tumblr and facebook, including my wedding suit and shirt (tie by Sam Hober):
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


That looks great, congrats on the impending nuptials.
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That looks great, congrats on the impending nuptials.

 

Thanks.  Frank does fantastic work, and was willing to keep working on it until it was just right.  I ended up having at least 4 fittings (though the last one was just about minor alterations to the sleeves).  Great, great customer service.  I have already commissioned two additional shirts and one pair of dress pants, but I'm already itching to commission the medium blue suit I have always wanted.

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Thanks.  Frank does fantastic work, and was willing to keep working on it until it was just right.  I ended up having at least 4 fittings (though the last one was just about minor alterations to the sleeves).  Great, great customer service.  I have already commissioned two additional shirts and one pair of dress pants, but I'm already itching to commission the medium blue suit I have always wanted.


Careful, things start to get on your short list fast, and that short list becomes quite long. Though this may be my own problem, I email Jeremy too much.

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Careful, things start to get on your short list fast, and that short list becomes quite long. Though this may be my own problem, I email Jeremy too much.

 

That problem is not limited to you, I can assure you.  Poor Jeremy/Frank's inbox.

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where are the MTM suits made?
I spoke a bit about the MTM program with Jeremy when I was there a few weeks ago, if I remember correctly, he said the factory is in China.
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