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post #16291 of 19898
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

If it was still available I would have been tempted by the texture/durability/bounce back factors.  That stuff'd be bomb proof. 

The 15 oz Fresco is a beast! Drapes like steel. Looks very old school in a good way. It's a little coarse to the touch, but not more than the 9/10 oz stuff. I'd say it wears well in winter and is perfect for layering for those who travel a lot. I had mine done with 1/4 lining and lined sleeves. It took some breaking in and has little give, so make sure you get it properly fitted by your tailor.

The Minnis version is around 15 oz and still being offered in a few colours. Minnis used to make some for H&S at around 13 oz.
post #16292 of 19898
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

If it was still available I would have been tempted by the texture/durability/bounce back factors.  That stuff'd be bomb proof. 
Another reason to wear fresco in Jakarta nowadays. wink.gif
post #16293 of 19898
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

If it was still available I would have been tempted by the texture/durability/bounce back factors.  That stuff'd be bomb proof. 
Another reason to wear fresco in Jakarta nowaday
s. wink.gif

 

oh I was sorry to read about all that. Was wondering about u.  glad you're okay

post #16294 of 19898
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post



The Minnis version is around 15 oz and still being offered in a few colours.
Navy and some dark greys. The mid-grey of the picture is not there, last I saw. Too bad-- it would be an obvious match for a blazer when travelling.
I don't know if the navy for sale is the same as the current offering or lighter in color.
post #16295 of 19898
I love fresco.
post #16296 of 19898
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

oh I was sorry to read about all that. Was wondering about u.  glad you're okay

Thanks. People are already making jokes about it on social media. The name of the area where it happened sounds a bit like Syria:

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"To Syria, a**holes, Sy-ri-a"
"Yeah, yeah, Sarinah, right?"
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post #16297 of 19898
Ke Suriah, Suriah.
post #16298 of 19898
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Ke Suriah, Suriah.


Nice one.

post #16299 of 19898
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Another reason to wear fresco in Jakarta nowadays. wink.gif

Perhaps it's time to call Miguel Caballero?
post #16300 of 19898
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

 

Kinda like a cross between the Yeti and Bigfoot, with a taste for fine wine.

 

 

He's big around the middle and he's broad across the rump
Runnin' ninety miles an hour takin' thirty feet a jump
Ain't never been caught, he ain't never been tree'd
Some folks say he looks a lot like me

 

I saved up my money and I bought me some bees
And they started makin' honey way up in the trees
Cut down the tree but my honey's all gone
Ole Slew-Foot's done made himself at home.

 

Posts on here occassionally too. 

How I'm so delayed on this, I have no idea, but this is incredible.

post #16301 of 19898
I'm interested in members' experiences with having summer jackets made up in unlined 100% wool fabric. I need to commission a summer jacket and I'm not really interested in linen. Some of the wool/silk combos seem nice enough, but silk wears hot. I'd love to just go with a lightweight pure wool, but how light do I need to go? Is 9 ounces light enough? 8? 7? Not interested in minnis fresco. New York City summer weight unlined wool. Thoughts?
post #16302 of 19898
Almost all the eidos SCs are completely unlined, seems to work out fine

How light you need to go depends from person to person (how hot you run), and your location
post #16303 of 19898
^ thanks but I have no idea what that means. Are they wool? What weight?
post #16304 of 19898

http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/makers/makersinfo/view/id/159/#shopproducts

 

This should help get a general idea from Veni's post...most fluctuate between 8-12+.

 

To be honest, Veni is right that it comes down to what you can tolerate regarding weight. I could probably go up to 14 ounces and be fine if something was unlined/unconstructed...it really is the sort of question where, to provide somewhat insightful answers, one would need to have a baseline upon which to start...

post #16305 of 19898
^ thanks, but again totally missing the point. I'm not looking for what people have tolerated in off the rack suits of various weights. I'm looking for advice from people that have specifically commissioned a 100% wool, unlined suit specifically for summer wear in NYC or something like it (the difference being that, with the bespoke commission, all other options are at your finger tips and presumably that the bespeaker has some experience with this sort of thing). Either you've commissioned a summer suit and made a choice on fabric or you haven't. But the link is not really helpful.
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