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post #10831 of 11754
Green or blue base barleycorn or barleycorn donegal would be my vote.
post #10832 of 11754

i don't think POW/Windowpane in fresco were possible (or we'd have to order in a huge amount). something about them switching their machines.

 

I could be wrong

post #10833 of 11754
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anyone know of a good charcoal POW with a faint red overcheck? (so as to be invisible from a few feet away, AKA CBD but still interesting)

mystique 34151 fine classic 47365 

post #10834 of 11754
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mystique 34151 fine classic 47365 

thanks!

post #10835 of 11754
brown barley corn please
post #10836 of 11754
I've always liked this fabric that Alden is wearing here...not an LL fabric, but something he found in the back at one of the mills...a dark brown version of this for a pea-coat meets polo coat style overcoat I might be into.

post #10837 of 11754

damn, seems like everyone is after tweeds, breanish, and heavier fabrics.

post #10838 of 11754
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damn, seems like everyone is after tweeds, breanish, and heavier fabrics.

I was a skeptic for a while, but heavier fabrics really are better if you live in a climate that can handle them.
post #10839 of 11754
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i don't think POW/Windowpane in fresco were possible (or we'd have to order in a huge amount). something about them switching their machines.

I could be wrong

LL is getting a subscription for gray PoW Piuma which is similar to fresco, a little heavier but less coarse.
post #10840 of 11754
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I was a skeptic for a while, but heavier fabrics really are better if you live in a climate that can handle them.

Yeah,  but I live in LA, so I'd be able to wear tweeds maybe 5 days a year. I do understand the appeal for all you North Easterners though.

post #10841 of 11754
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Yeah,  but I live in LA, so I'd be able to wear tweeds maybe 5 days a year. I do understand the appeal for all you North Easterners though.

You can always wear tweeds to big bear to take styfo selfies. It does snow up there.
post #10842 of 11754
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I was a skeptic for a while, but heavier fabrics really are better if you live in a climate that can handle them.

I second this but it also applies to summer cloth. Heavier but breathable open-weave / hop-sack fabrics of 100S to 120S are superior to lighter but tightly woven 140S or beyond. The LL Brisa performed extremely well in the humid Asian summer. The LL Piuma should do well too.

Lighter does not mean more breathable!
post #10843 of 11754
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anyone know of a good charcoal POW with a faint red overcheck? (so as to be invisible from a few feet away, AKA CBD but still interesting)


Harrison's Frontier and Mystique both have these. I don't have anything made out of Mystique but I have a couple of suits from the Frontier book and I think it's underrated. I also checked the Fine Classics and Premier Cru books. No glen plaid but Fine Classics has a nice windowpane. Sorry for the iphone pics.

post #10844 of 11754
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If we're messing about with Hardy/Minnis, we should think about a re-do of the 15/16 oz grey frescoes. Right now, the only colors in that weight are Oxford grey and navy blue. A mid grey that could go with the blazer and a charcoal for a 3-season business travel suit would be very nice options.

Don't know if there was any more discussion on this but I think a mid-grey heavy fresco would be incredibly useful.
post #10845 of 11754
stay away from heavy frescos
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