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Completely different feel, for one. Also the cashmere isn't as hard wearing in my experience.
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Completely different feel, for one. Also the cashmere isn't as hard wearing in my experience.

+1. I've had wear issues with cashmere/wool blends. Can be quite comfortable, however.
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Gents. I'm trying to find these fabrics, or something like them. Any leads? Ed says the top one is Loro Piana...





TIA
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Tobacco Brown Minnis Fresco vs the standard 518 Brown Minnis Fresco...

Does anyone have clothing made up from the 518 brown? And maybe more importantly, does anyone have something made from each (e.g., a Slewfoot tobacco brown sportcoat and a standard 518 brown sportcoat)? I have a suit length of the standard 518 brown, but I'm interested in the tobacco. What are the pros/cons of each?
I have a 3 patch suit made in the standard dark brown. I like it a lot. If I could do over, I'd probably have just gotten the sport coat, since I rarely wear suits. The lighter Slew/DWW versions would probably be better for a sport coat. And w/ my complexion, I'd prefer DWW's less reddish version. Since I already own the dark brown, I'd now like to have a sport coat in a mid brown in a hemp/wool mix, w/ a little more texture than the fresco.
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Originally Posted by Newigent View Post

I like the feeling of wearing light suits. Drape and ultra longevity are not that important.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Completely different feel, for one. Also the cashmere isn't as hard wearing in my experience.

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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

+1. I've had wear issues with cashmere/wool blends. Can be quite comfortable, however.

So given the choice tweed is a better option I take it?
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Can I check is there a proper way to store your fabrics? Be it suiting or shirting as sometimes I keep my fabric for a couple of years before I make them up. Wouldn't want to open my cupboard and find spots on my fabric. TIA

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or moth holes

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Can I check is there a proper way to store your fabrics? Be it suiting or shirting as sometimes I keep my fabric for a couple of years before I make them up. Wouldn't want to open my cupboard and find spots on my fabric. TIA

I put them in a sealed plastic bag, the type you would buy a quilt in.

Or moth proof bags.

Otherwise moths will eat them.
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I put them in a sealed plastic bag, the type you would buy a quilt in.

Or moth proof bags.

Otherwise moths will eat them.

 

Any idea if the fabric will be fine if I put them in air tight ziplock bags for a couple of years? :D

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Any idea if the fabric will be fine if I put them in air tight ziplock bags for a couple of years? biggrin.gif

FWIW, I've avoided plastic garment bags because certain plastics degrades over time and can give off a gas that can damage cloth. If you're really, really worried about it, just put them in a breathable cloth garment bag, fold it up, and store it away. Just like you would with a suit. Personally, I just fold my cloth up and put it on top of a shelf in my closet. It's no more valuable than any of my other clothes.
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Some cloth from Huddersfield. Bronze, a light grey olive green that's not at all olive on this photo [...]

The light grey olive green thing has now been turned into a jacket by cove & co.. Felt really good when I tried it on.

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Any recommendations for a grey Donegal tweed in overcoat weight (22oz+)?  I like this one https://www.flickr.com/photos/molloyandsons/6792094297/ but would prefer it a little heavier.  Thoughts on wool lining for additional warmth if there aren't any heavier options available?  Thanks.

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Does anyone know how cool a14 oz linen suit will wear in 85+ degree summer?
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Does anyone know how cool a14 oz linen suit will wear in 85+ degree summer?

When it's 90+ and humid, I find my 11 oz linen suit gets uncomfortable. It's okay at up to 85 degrees and moderate humidity. I imagine 14 oz would be a bit worse. Do you have experience with linen suits / jackets of lighter weight to gauge your heat / humidity tolerance?
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