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There are some nice herringbones in the Harrisons Mirage collection. Not on Harrisons' website, but pix are available at Merino Brothers of Hong Kong's site.

Thanks for the suggestion. This is my ideal composition for something that would be wearable for most Spring/Summer/Fall without looking too "seasonal." I actually like a number of those windowpanes as well (the rust/baby blue in particular). Now to see if I can get my hands on the book.
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Just a reminder that tomorrow's the last day to contact me if you're interested in putting in an order for our group run for tobacco Fresco. Interested parties can PM me.

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@dieworkwear Any plans for other unique fabric runs in the future (not of the tobacco)
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Air force blue 8/9oz fresco, black and white nailhead 8/9oz fresco. Boo ya.
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Air force blue 8/9oz fresco, black and white nailhead 8/9oz fresco. Boo ya.

 

when I read your posts all I see is your new avatar.

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@dieworkwear Any plans for other unique fabric runs in the future (not of the tobacco)

I'd be happy to organize something. I was thinking about it last night, but haven't come up with any ideas yet. Was planning to comb through some photos for inspiration, but would also welcome any suggestions.
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Air force blue 8/9oz fresco, black and white nailhead 8/9oz fresco. Boo ya.

I feel like too many people already have 516 and 520 for there to be much interest in a lighter color.

Not sure nailhead would work on Fresco's weave, but that could be an idea.
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I recall the nailhead fresco required an order of around 1000 m of fabric because the mill needs to adjust their machinery. I'm in for 3.5 m if you are able to make that work. wink.gif
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^ Yes, minnis upped the minimum for something such as a nailhead or POW. I think there is room for a good cream/tan fresco, wheat is not exactly the most beautiful color.
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Doesn’t have to be a fresco. Maybe minnis can create the black/grey or charcoal nailhead in their old Rangoon style?

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Harrison's mirage has a similar nailhead pattern on an open weave. I think Manton has one he found at tip top IIRC.

The thing is the lighter blues only come in the heavier cloth. 8/9oz or bust.
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I'm not really in it for the feel of true tweed. Living in the south, any of the true tweeds see limited use at best (especially for someone like me who "runs hot"). As I said above, I'm more after something that has just a bit more visual interest and texture. TBH I'd love to find something in a cash/silk/wool/linen (or some combination therein) mix. However, for now, I'm trying to keep it simple while I decide on what weave/design/color is the most versatile.

Loro Piana also has some nice cashmere wool blends in the 10-11 oz range. Forget the exact name of the book. I had one made up in grey but they also have a blue and brown herringbone made of the same fabric.

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TBH I'd love to find something in a cash/silk/wool/linen (or some combination therein) mix. However, for now, I'm trying to keep it simple while I decide on what weave/design/color is the most versatile.

 

Then you should absolutely look at Drapers's Arcobaleno book - it's full of linen mix fabrics that aim to replicate the coarseness of tweed in light fabrics - some haberdasheries call these cloths "summer tweeds".

 

This jacket of mine is from that book :

 

 

 

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Maybe this is crazy...but I think a dark green suit of fresco or rangoon would be pretty sweet.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Maybe this is crazy...but I think a dark green suit of fresco or rangoon would be pretty sweet.

Not sure about the Dark green ..
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Not sure about the Dark green ..
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Maybe this is crazy...but I think a dark green suit of fresco or rangoon would be pretty sweet.

Depends on the complexion of the person wearing the suit......



I thought about buying the LL linen to create this for what its worth.
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