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No idea about the mill, but I'll look into it.  Thanks.

 

8/9 oz fresco is about as good as it gets in 90 degree heat w/ humidity imo/e.  But a lighter weight might not be a bad idea.  Or maybe linen or hemp blended with wool.  Luxire has a lightweight wool with 30% polyester that has gotten good reviews.  It's machine washable, iirc, which would be very helpful for hot, humid wear.  Maybe that's an option too.

 

A RAF blue in lighter weight would be good for the suit-wearers among us.  Since I usually just wear a sport coat, I've decided there's only four shades I need or even want: light gray, medium gray, oatmeal/stone, and tan/khaki.  Oatmeal/cream fresco is perfect w/ various blue, brown, or green sport coats.

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@emptym Halstead "Explorer" has some 8/9 oz. high twist, open weave cloth-- like Minnis' Fresco, but smoother.  Not sure about their process/minimums, but they weave custom lengths:  http://www.williamhalstead.co.uk/cloths/bespoke/

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Here is the H&S Crispaire in solid and some houndstooth, all 9/10oz and also a 7 1/2 oz fabric from their Dakota book. If you guys want the H&S, I can handle the logistics of ordering/shipping etc.



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That stuff looks pretty nice.

post #15095 of 15101
It would be way over on the dandy end of the spectrum, but I'd totally rock a suit in either the sage or orange houndstooth.
post #15096 of 15101
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

It would be way over on the dandy end of the spectrum, but I'd totally rock a suit in either the sage or orange houndstooth.

 

Wait. What size shoes and bow-tie would u b wearing?

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That stuff looks pretty nice.


I have the swatches, if you want, I can mail them to you.

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FWIW, the navy houndstooth Fresco I'm working on will be just slightly larger in scale than the H&S pictured above. Will also be a little more textured, given that it's Fresco.
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But still a suiting correct? (And through minnis?)
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But still a suiting correct? (And through minnis?)

Not strictly. I think Fresco works well as a jacketing and suiting. Lots of people on this forum use it for sport coats and BlazerSuits

Personally, if I was just getting a pair of trousers, I would go with Crispaire. It's softer than Fresco, so you don't have to line it all the way to the knees. For sport coats and suits, I'd personally go with Fresco just for the touch of texture.
post #15101 of 15101
Was JW if you were going larger pattern because you wanted it to be more of a jacketing (like how some members keep asking for the larger scale POW).

I'm partial to it as a suiting, just wanted clarification
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