Thanks for the help, gentlemen. I'll give fresco a try. Any source other than HFW website? Taxes in Brazil are totally insane, maybe another source could ship with no declaration of value.
Thanks, B. What's the linen/wool book from Minnis? Didn't find in HFW website.
BTW, +1 for Bonfanti gingham.
The scratchiness and whether it is an issue sort of depends on the person IMO. I have no real issue with it personally, but it definitely couldn't hurt for him to try a pair of Fresco trousers before ordering anything in bulk.
I'd also add Kerry Knoll for linen / wool blends as it is a very cost effective option. I have a suit made up in it and absolutely love the fabric. Will probably get some dove grey trousers in the same linen / wool (45/55 I believe) for next summer.
Didn't find Kerry Knoll anywhere. Any sources?