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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.

 

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Fresco would be ultra-durable but a little scratchy for trousers. It'll retain its line well.

You could look at Cacciopoli and Minnis for linen/wool.

Thanks, B. What's the linen/wool book from Minnis? Didn't find in HFW website.

 

BTW, +1 for Bonfanti gingham.

 

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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?

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Wanted to post up a jacket I had made (for my partner) with some of the fabric I posted up, comments appreciated too:
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Looks pretty good so far I think.

I don't know who your tailor is, but one of your sleeves is missing.
post #11178 of 12540
Re: Kerry Knoll, I have only gotten it through my tailor. Not sure how to get it independently.
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A tailor just emailed saying they've received the last few pieces of W. Bill's fabled "Baby White Cashmere" sportcoatings made on "old Dob cross looms". Anyone ever heard of this cloth?
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The marketing. It's working.
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Talking about Fresco had my second fitting for my blazer suit in Minnis 520 Fresco with Bntailor.

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Talking about Fresco had my second fitting for my blazer suit in Minnis 520 Fresco with Bntailor.
 

 

Nice. I recently picked up my almost identical blazer suit from Cad and the Dandy last week. Pictures soon (probably tomorrow).

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Talking about Fresco had my second fitting for my blazer suit in Minnis 520 Fresco with Bntailor.


Look forward to the finished article.

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A tailor just emailed saying they've received the last few pieces of W. Bill's fabled "Baby White Cashmere" sportcoatings made on "old Dob cross looms". Anyone ever heard of this cloth?

 

 

Reminds me of the story of the fabled  Islay Tweed   :plain:

 

I'm a sucker for cashmere, but I would not know how to wear that color-  How is it done GC?

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Talking about Fresco had my second fitting for my blazer suit in Minnis 520 Fresco with Bntailor.


Wow, looking great tchoy!

I'm surprised at how light the 520 looks in the shot; is it just the lighting, or it that representative of the actual color? I thought the 520 was more if a navy.

Was browsing in a lot of clothiers in NYC this week, hoping to find fabric books with heavier H&S or Smith's fresco. No such luck. Only been able to look at Minnis swatches so far.
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Wow, looking great tchoy!

I'm surprised at how light the 520 looks in the shot; is it just the lighting, or it that representative of the actual color? I thought the 520 was more if a navy.

Was browsing in a lot of clothiers in NYC this week, hoping to find fabric books with heavier H&S or Smith's fresco. No such luck. Only been able to look at Minnis swatches so far.

Thanks! It's the lighting the colour came out too bright. This image is more indicative of the colour of the cloth

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Reminds me of the story of the fabled  Islay Tweed   plain.gif

I'm a sucker for cashmere, but I would not know how to wear that color-  How is it done GC?

Not sure what you mean - Islay tweed is still made and is outstanding stuff (Huntsman's house tweeds are made by Islay). Do you dislike it?

I believe Baby White is simply the brand name - the fabric comes in a variety of traditional colors.
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Thanks! It's the lighting the colour came out too bright. This image is more indicative of the colour of the cloth

Nice, I'm wearing 520 today too
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post


Reminds me of the story of the fabled  Islay Tweed   plain.gif

I'm a sucker for cashmere, but I would not know how to wear that color-  How is it done GC?

Not sure what you mean - Islay tweed is still made and is outstanding stuff (Huntsman's house tweeds are made by Islay). Do you dislike it?

I believe Baby White is simply the brand name - the fabric comes in a variety of traditional colors.

 

Let me quote u :

 

'I've heard bolts of that same Islay tweed have circulated amongst many SR tailors. I was in London last week and two of the tailors were talking about this very fabric, and how it's impossible to sell and everyone is keen to get rid of it asap. One of them even mentioned how the majority is now in Huntsman's hands, and he wondered how they'd ever get rid of it.'  

 

:)

 

Got u on the cashmere, love to feel it.
 

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I'm surprised at how light the 520 looks in the shot; is it just the lighting, or it that representative of the actual color? I thought the 520 was more if a navy.
 

 

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ice, I'm wearing 520 today too

 

I have a suit in 579- definitely navy.  In the second pic above the 520 color looks okay for business, but in the first the color looks too casual IMO

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