I would like to get a MTM fresco suit for the summer. I have a few questions about fresco fabrics in general, and would also like to hear from someone who has had this done.
When getting a fresco suit, what is typically done with the lining? Are they generally half-lined for ventilation? Can you see through them in sunlight (especially the unlined parts)? When not in direct sunlight, is the suit fabric generally indistinguishable from regular worsted wool? Is there anything else I need to know about fresco?
I asked one MTM place in NJ if they would be getting any fresco fabrics in for the spring/summer line, and he didn't know what I was talking about. I probably won't be using him. Do most MTM places stock a line of frescos? I will go to another MTM place in NYC (LS Men's) at some point and ask them. They seemed to have a larger fabric selection.
Also, if anyone knows any OTR makers of frescos that would be available in the NYC area, I would certainly consider those as well, as I am not too difficult to fit.
Edit: Also, how do they wear? Does the fabric not last as long as a typical 3-season? And are the fabrics going to be labeled "fresco" or am I just looking for a certain weight?