That's really too bad about the summer trousers. I ordered the mohair-wool and the linen-viscose, and haven't received a refund yet, though. Has Mauro actually said they were not going to be produced?
In other news, I have tee shirt fabric swatches from Mauro. I took a couple photos, but they really don't capture anything that you can't see in the blog post - I'm not a photographer. Here's the info I've got:
Avocetta (49% cotton, 51% linen) - Interesting 2-layer knit. What I assume will be the inside layer is softer, and the outer layer is more open. It feels quite nice and light, surprisingly soft for this much linen, and I'm sure it will breathe extremely well. It also has a really appealing texture This one is only available dyed black, apparently, and Mauro is planning to make henleys with it. I'm probably most excited about this one (along with our U-neck).
Opossum (95% linen, 5% something stretchy) - This one naturally rolls up, and Mauro is making going with that natural tendency and making roll neck tees. It's knit considerably denser than the Avocetta, and feels great. It's really a lot softer than any linen I've ever felt, and Mauro plans to overdye it, which will make it even softer. I'm impressed.
Verbena (77% linen, 23% silk) - If you're looking for the lightest shirt possible for summertime, this is what you want. The other fabrics feel like they'll make great summerweight tees, but this one is noticeably lighter. As the blog post says, this one's kind of sheer, but it will be overdyed, which will beef up the fabric some. This one also has an impressive handfeel for this much linen, and it will get softer when overdyed. Mauro was thinking he'd probably do henleys of this as well.
Fenice (77% modal, 23% silk) - Oh man. This is a nice fabric. Fantastically soft and silky, and I can tell Mauro wasn't kidding about how well it will drape. So excited for the U-neck. Speaking of the U-neck, Mauro sent me a message saying he made up a sample. I haven't seen it yet, but I'm hoping it shows up in a newsletter or blog post this week.
Apparently there's another tee fabric that's currently being knit. It's 100% cotton and super slubby. I like nice cotton, so that could end up being pretty tempting as well.
I also got a swatch of the bamboo/sorona/cotton fleece. Whatever he makes out of that fabric will be awesome. The combed side of this is so damn soft. Whoever was worried about the presence of cotton in this blend making it too stiff definitely shouldn't be worrying.
I'll put up a poll of some sort for the U-neck this week.
Edited by OhHello - 5/16/16 at 1:15pm