+1. I have a black one from the Knottery, but after experiencing some of the knits from Sozzi, I realized that I like the knits which have a denser and crunchier weave...and also with a pointed bottom.
Sozzi's scare the hell outta me. That weave, combined with my garishly callused hands seems like a primo recipe for major snags.
Appropriately, it's a Sozzi tricolor knit in Rust/Light Brown/Brown that I got from NMWA. The variegation on this thing is unbelievable. Looks like a pile of leaves in the fall if you bring it up close.
The latex gloves I use to tie and untie it before and after a long work day are bespoke from Dents UK. I then place them in a custom hyperbaric chamber that Inis Meain raises its cashmere goats in to prevent any airborne bacteria from gnawing at the long silk fibers.
Thank you for the sound advice! Very helpful!
I don't really have any experience with fresco, but I do have that SS jacket. The wool/hemp blend makes the jacket unexpectedly light in weight and the fabric is almost fluffy to the touch without being as fuzzy as flannel. Not sure if that makes sense. It is unlined, so I imagine it can be worn well into spring without being too uncomfortable. I actually wore it out during last weekend during a chilly NYC evening outing (40-50s F) and it kept me warm. I can't imagine that it lets as much ventilation through as fresco proverbially does, however. Here are some pics I have posted elsewhere before:
Many thanks. That's very useful.
I believe it was Clag who recommended a brown knit to go with this fabric. Since I've never worn knits with a suit, I wanted to start with an inexpensive one in case I end up only wearing it once. I found a cheap one from The Knottery that looks like it might work. Thoughts on it? Only $35 and it's a 3.15" width, which I know is on the narrow side, but thought it might be OK for a knit.
Is a four-in-hand too wimpy with a knit?
Also, what do I buy for odd trousers if I'll never wear flannel due to hot climate? Worsted looks too much like suit pants, no?
Knits should not be too wide. I have a couple of rather wide knits and to me they look a bit odd.
You'll find that they tie a bulkier knot than standard silk ties, hence the 4IH knot works best.
I think a light to medium grey worsted in a light, unlined fabric is fine for odd trousers in warmer climates. Very versatile in fact.
I think that'll do just fine for a knit and will do just fine with that shirt. If you like the knit, you might eventually think about upgrading to nicer knits. There is a difference between a good knit and an adequate one (though not as large a difference between a good traditional necktie and an adequate traditional one). Brown wool ties might also work well. As might something in burgundy or rust (though I'm having trouble picturing it and would like to see an example at some point).
I still intend on getting that shirt at some point.