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post #1366 of 19918
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Anyone have any real-life shots of Alsport 2443?

http://www.hfwltd.com/bobb.php?b=jgh&c=2&p=5

HFW are very good at sending free samples, if necessary.
post #1367 of 19918
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HFW are very good at sending free samples, if necessary.

Really?
post #1368 of 19918
Emma at HFW will fix you up:

Emma Kilburn [ekilburn@hfwltd.com]
post #1369 of 19918
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Emma at HFW will fix you up:

Emma Kilburn [ekilburn@hfwltd.com]

Thanks!
post #1370 of 19918
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Originally Posted by mlongano View Post
Emma at HFW will fix you up:

Emma Kilburn [ekilburn@hfwltd.com]

I fully agree. Nothing but good experiences with her. You will get a 4x2" piece of the fabric.
post #1371 of 19918
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I fully agree. Nothing but good experiences with her. You will get a 4x2" piece of the fabric.

Is the quality of HFW fabrics on par with Harrissons in your opinion?
post #1372 of 19918
Just thought I'd add these here as a resource: Fresco from the H&S Crispaire book. I believe this is supposed the same as the Minnis: This is another open-weave fabric from a book my tailor has. Definitely feels different from the fresco given the inclusion of the cashmere. Very soft hand. Curious to know if it'd be considered to be hopsack.
post #1373 of 19918
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post
Just thought I'd add these here as a resource:

Fresco from the H&S Crispaire book. I believe this is supposed the same as the Minnis:


This is another open-weave fabric from a book my tailor has. Definitely feels different from the fresco given the inclusion of the cashmere. Very soft hand. Curious to know if it'd be considered to be hopsack.

Love that 333202 from Crispaire. I have a DB suit in it and am getting a SB suit since I love the fabric so much and it's now discontinued.

Interesting to note about that other variety your tailor has. It looks much more hopsack like to me eye as you mentioned.
post #1374 of 19918
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post
Love that 333202 from Crispaire. I have a DB suit in it and am getting a SB suit since I love the fabric so much and it's now discontinued.

David, in your experience does the Crispaire hold up well in NYC summers? How would you evaluate its ability to hold a crease? Wrinkle-resistance? Thank you.
post #1375 of 19918
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David, in your experience does the Crispaire hold up well in NYC summers? How would you evaluate its ability to hold a crease? Wrinkle-resistance? Thank you.

I only have the Minnis Crispaire and fully lined at that so I'm not the best judge at this point. I'll have a better idea in a few months with the SB which will be quarter lined with Ermazine. The #333202 definitely holds a crease well and is quite wrinkle resistant.
post #1376 of 19918
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David, in your experience does the Crispaire hold up well in NYC summers? How would you evaluate its ability to hold a crease? Wrinkle-resistance? Thank you.

I have 2 jackets in the Crispaire fresco, one in navy and another in houndstooth. The navy is lined and I can wear it pretty much into the mid 80s. The houndstooth is unlined but wears pretty much like the lined navy. Once NYC gets into the 90s I'm not sure I can wear any jacket. They are pretty wrinkle resistant for the weight but my best performing coat in that regard is the 13 oz Lesser.
post #1377 of 19918
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Originally Posted by C&A View Post
Is the quality of HFW fabrics on par with Harrissons in your opinion?

I couldn't say, as I haven't yet bought Harrisons fabric. I will in the future, though (their brand new website looks great, I just need to find out whether or not they sell direct to customers). But Slewfoot could help you there, at least for the Moonbeam bunch.
post #1378 of 19918
The Mayfair cloth is hopsack and not good for trousers, jackets only. I think that is from GRM, they have very good cloth. Most of their line was from Woodhouse at one time.
post #1379 of 19918
Is HS Crispaire same as Minnis fresco ? I thought Minnis was supposed to be very scratchy. I have a suit in HS Crispaire and its not scratchy at all.
post #1380 of 19918
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
Is HS Crispaire same as Minnis fresco ? I thought Minnis was supposed to be very scratchy. I have a suit in HS Crispaire and its not scratchy at all.

Correct, not the same type of cloth
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