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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.
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.
So you mean that with dark colored fresco, you only do/recommend full lining?
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.
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.