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post #16 of 62
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??? Mine has the double.

Hmm, that's right. I dunno. They seem to sometimes assert "rules" that aren't very consistent. They insisted on putting same-color lining in my sleeves rather than the regular striped stuff because they "always" use same-color lining when working with hopsack. Of course, that's patently not true as well.

Ah, Italians.
post #17 of 62
Here's a moderately open weave herringbone linen with bluff edge patch pockets. No stitching showing, so no problems of the sort feared by your tailor, and I think it's a nice, clean look.



post #18 of 62
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I don't like Lesser's tropical worsteds because I don't want a smooth, fine worsted--not because it is any more or less slick than others. I only mentioned them because they are held in such high regard.

For good reason. The lightest Minnis fresco wears very poorly by comparision. The heavier range is a lot better but is too heavy for really hot weather.

Rumor has it that Rubinacci bought out all of the Summer Comfort range when Wodehouse went under so I would inquire about that if I were you.
post #19 of 62
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Rumor has it that Rubinacci bought out all of the Summer Comfort range when Wodehouse went under so I would inquire about that if I were you.

It's no rumor. The Woodhouse frescos are already en route to my apartment. I don't know what he has left, but there was a particular blue/grey/green that I really liked the last time I saw them.
post #20 of 62
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For good reason. The lightest Minnis fresco wears very poorly by comparision. The heavier range is a lot better but is too heavy for really hot weather.

Rumor has it that Rubinacci bought out all of the Summer Comfort range when Wodehouse went under so I would inquire about that if I were you.

one step ahead of you
post #21 of 62
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Hmm, that's right. I dunno. They seem to sometimes assert "rules" that aren't very consistent. They insisted on putting same-color lining in my sleeves rather than the regular striped stuff because they "always" use same-color lining when working with hopsack. Of course, that's patently not true as well.

Ah, Italians.

The tailor in question has made a spring/summer house fresco coat for me with patch pockets and double stitching. I do admit though, because my coat is a mini houndstooth the double stitching does look a little odd at times. I wouldn't recommend it with a heavily patterned cloth.
post #22 of 62
I have a Rubinacci RTW jacket which I though was linen at first, but the tag says 100% wool. It's a very loose weave and much softer and pliable than Fresco. Probably just for jackets, but thought I'd mention it. I thought it might be a R house specialty fabric. I'm sure double stitching would be fine on it.

Also, don't freak out that it's a very anti-CBD shade of coral. Probably comes in other colors.

post #23 of 62
Seems they're offering MTM now.
post #24 of 62
The one fresco jacket I have has it, machine stitched like Slewfoot's.
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For good reason. The lightest Minnis fresco wears very poorly by comparision. The heavier range is a lot better but is too heavy for really hot weather...
Interesting. By "wears poorly" do you mean isn't as durable?

I ordered a suit in light gray Crispaire yesterday, because the H&S was a little bit heavier, I think. But due entirely to your previous posts preferring Minnis though, I have been second guessing myself.
post #25 of 62
I hangs more limply, wrinkels more easily, and doesn't hold a crease. It's marvelously cool though.
post #26 of 62
Am I the only person who doesn't like swelled edges? It seems quite popular around these parts, but I can't imagine ordering something with it. Patch pockets, which I quite like, are informal enough for me. The double stitching just sticks out too much for my taste.
post #27 of 62
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I hangs more limply, wrinkels more easily, and doesn't hold a crease. It's marvelously cool though.

Which is why at some point I plan on making it up as a 3-piece suit. I have a length of the 0500 light-medium gray. The coolness outweighs the negative for me. Nothing's ever going to be even near perfect in NYC summers, but I just want it to be wearable.

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Am I the only person who doesn't like swelled edges? It seems quite popular around these parts, but I can't imagine ordering something with it. Patch pockets, which I quite like, are informal enough for me. The double stitching just sticks out too much for my taste.

I like them on tweeds more than potential suiting fabrics.
post #28 of 62
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Am I the only person who doesn't like swelled edges? It seems quite popular around these parts, but I can't imagine ordering something with it. Patch pockets, which I quite like, are informal enough for me. The double stitching just sticks out too much for my taste.

Yes. You may go now. There's the door.
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Yes. You may go now. There's the door.

Can you at least provide airfare to NK?
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Can you at least provide airfare to NK?

You're a federal employee. You can afford it.
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