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post #15991 of 19918

its a 'spring/summer fresco' but its 12/13 oz... FWIW, there is a lighter weight version, called Piuma, but it isn't exactly the same thing.

post #15992 of 19918
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Supposedly, 100% mohair is prone to cracking. I have no experience with the stuff, but that's what tailors say.
I can confirm this ....
post #15993 of 19918

I'm having something made up of the 50% mohair Mocklino from Dugdale's new range. Will update on how it goes. So far handling it seems really good, though.

post #15994 of 19918
Heads up on a large stash of cloth I'm clearing out from Bonfanti, Holland & Sherry, Smith, Lesser, Woodhouse, Minnis, Brisbane Moss etc. Please see my sig and PM if interested. Thanks.
post #15995 of 19918
Gentlemen, what are your thoughts (if any) on 15 oz twills for pants: H&S versus Brisbane Moss?

Thanks!
post #15996 of 19918

A bit late to the fresco discussion, but I have a 11.5 Finmeresco blazersuit that I've gotten a lot of use out of.  Great year round in SF.  Sometimes I wonder if should have gotten a similar weight hopsack.

post #15997 of 19918
Also chiming in re: Fresco. I run very hot (my tailor likens me to a furnace) and the 9/10oz fresco works well for me in the spring/summer/fall months here in Toronto.

I've never tried the lighter weight versions as I always imagine my thighs would just destroy a cloth of that weight.
post #15998 of 19918
Does anyone have experience with the LL Mohair? I think a batch came out earlier.
post #15999 of 19918
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Does anyone have experience with the LL Mohair? I think a batch came out earlier.

I'm receiving my lengths of the Everest cashmere and the navy PoW Brisa soon (hopefully within the week), and I asked Lovat to include a sample of the Mohair as I am also quite curious myself. If they do, I shall be happy to report back.
post #16000 of 19918
I have a length of the solid navy in my cedar closet. Looks fabulous, although I haven't spent time draping it over my shoulders or fingering it, much less having a suit made. I'm not so sure I'd like a grey stripe in that, although I don't doubt that it will make up very well.

My impression was that it is a tad heavier or more substantial than a lot of what gets sold as mohair suiting. Whether it is too heavy for summer I could not say.
post #16001 of 19918
Informal poll: how many of you mix and match bespoke with RTW?

I've been exclusively bespoke for a couple of years but am considering using RTW for those fabrics/suits where I wouldn't invest bespoke money.

Suit Supply as an example.
post #16002 of 19918

Can anybody enlighten me as to the registration process for LL? Put in info last week, and haven't been confirmed yet.

 

Edit: it seems like every answer is contact an administrator, which it seems like I cannot do unless I'm already registered...and around in circles I go lol. :puzzled:

post #16003 of 19918
Thanks for the responses about the LL mohair. I'm thinking if I should get the chalk stripe to make up as a 3 piece as a between season suit.
post #16004 of 19918
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Can anybody enlighten me as to the registration process for LL? Put in info last week, and haven't been confirmed yet.

Edit: it seems like every answer is contact an administrator, which it seems like I cannot do unless I'm already registered...and around in circles I go lol. puzzled.gif

If you know someone that is a member at LL, they can send a message to Michael Alden to vouch for you and speed the process along.
post #16005 of 19918
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Informal poll: how many of you mix and match bespoke with RTW?

I've been exclusively bespoke for a couple of years but am considering using RTW for those fabrics/suits where I wouldn't invest bespoke money.

Suit Supply as an example.
I have a couple Borrelli sport coats that I wear from time to time, specifically because of the fabric. If it fits and you like it, I don't see why not.
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