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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Has anybody tried the 10 oz. (Smith) Finmeresco? The heavier (11.5 oz., best I recall) receives more attention, but I am guessing somebody's had something made up in the 10 oz. cloth.
post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by Knox View Post
Has anybody tried the 10 oz. (Smith) Finmeresco? The heavier (11.5 oz., best I recall) receives more attention, but I am guessing somebody's had something made up in the 10 oz. cloth.

Coming soon, but by the time I report back it will be a little late for your summer order.
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Coming soon, but by the time I report back it will be a little late for your summer order.

Never too late.

I'll look forward to reading your feedback. Suits? More than one?
post #4 of 14
Anyone care to comment on smith finmeresco vs minnis fresco?
post #5 of 14
Finmeresco is smoother; Minnis fresco feels coarser.
post #6 of 14
Does anyone know where I can get the fabric from non tailor sources?
post #7 of 14
Isles textiles is the distributor for Smiths in N. America.
post #8 of 14

Is there any difference in cost and in equal weights, are they equally cool?  Fresco seems to be so porous it's almost not there.  Good material in the heat.

post #9 of 14
At the same weights (9-10 oz), the fresco is more course and porous than the finmeresco, and thus probably cooler wearing and more casual in appearance. Another difference between the fabrics at this weight is that the Smiths is 3-ply and the Minnis is two. The Smiths is more expensive than the Minnis, I think. Certainly the heavier, 11.5 oz finmeresco (which is 4 ply) is more expensive than the 9.5 Minnis.

I have one suit in the 11.5 finmeresco and one in the 9.5 fresco. I love them both. The Smiths is noticeably heavier and warmer, but it's a great fabric. The 11.5 finmeresco is about as coarse/porous as the 9.5 fresco.
post #10 of 14

More casual in appearance?  Excellent.  I'm planning a blue summer odd jacket, patch pockets and buggy lined to wear over polo shirts so 'casual' is exactly what I've got in mind.  Whether to get trousers in a matching suiting or to go to a linen blend . . . now that is a good question.  The Fresco will be more expensive but wrinkle less and wrinkles are more casual.  Decisions, decisions.

 

Thanx,

post #11 of 14
Light colored shirts show thru the back on dark fresco when unlined. Better using black canvass and sleeve lining. I only do partial lining in light colored fresco and match the sleeve lining to the cloth color.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Light colored shirts show thru the back on dark fresco when unlined. Better using black canvass and sleeve lining. I only do partial lining in light colored fresco and match the sleeve lining to the cloth color.

So you mean that with dark colored fresco, you only do/recommend full lining?
post #13 of 14
I like each of the cloths being discussed in this thread (except for the lighter finnemeresco, which I haven't tried). I also like H&S Crispaire, which is another Fresco. The cloths are different from one another and each offers something the other doesn't, but usually at a price. You really should see and feel each one in person in order to decide which is more suitable for what you want.
I will note that one area where the finmeresco excels is that some colors are composite of multiple shades of yarn. The olive and medium-light blue are good examples that I have and like.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Light colored shirts show thru the back on dark fresco when unlined. Better using black canvass and sleeve lining. I only do partial lining in light colored fresco and match the sleeve lining to the cloth color.

To be perfectly honest, that wouldn't bother me.  I'm not behind me to see and what other people might see is their problem, not mine.  I know, that came out really snarky and mean-spirited and it wasn't meant to be but I stand by my original point.

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