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post #17386 of 19918
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Originally Posted by computingboy91 View Post

On the topic of blazers, I have recently seen a vintage Sportex number in navy that looked indestructible. The downside, said the owner, was that it attracted dust easily. That drew me to the idea of a mid weight navy blazer that can take a lot of abuse.

Is Tweed the best option here? I am currently looking at all smoother Tweeds in the 13-16oz range, what does everybody think? I don't want something that looks too country.

Do you literally mean blazer, i.e. a navy coat with metal buttons? If so, best option is usually some form of serge. LBD Oyster is a good heavyweight. Fox do a couple, but I've not seem them made up.

For something with a bit more texture a hopsack can be good - I really like Dugdale 9428 from the Town Classics bunch. Or some 15oz Fresco....
post #17387 of 19918
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post

Do you literally mean blazer, i.e. a navy coat with metal buttons? If so, best option is usually some form of serge. LBD Oyster is a good heavyweight. Fox do a couple, but I've not seem them made up.

For something with a bit more texture a hopsack can be good - I really like Dugdale 9428 from the Town Classics bunch. Or some 15oz Fresco....

Thanks, Simon. The 15oz Fresco was the first thing that came to my mind, any idea how well it wears and tears?

I would say a Navy sport coat is what I had it mind, not literally a blazer. To me, I want something that looks put together but worry free, e.g. if I had to bring a bag along, the shoulder strap wouldn't immediately leave a mark on the fabric.
post #17388 of 19918

Personally...I would never wear a Fresco SC. It is really reserved for suits. 

post #17389 of 19918
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

Personally...I would never wear a Fresco SC. It is really reserved for suits. 

B-b-b-but what about the holy grail fresco blazer suit?
post #17390 of 19918
Disagree on that, Fresco is always near top of the list of recommendations when people ask about blazersuits. Hopsack is probably a better choice for a pure SC, but made up properly, Fesco can work and no one other than SFers will ever think anything of it.
post #17391 of 19918
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post


B-b-b-but what about the holy grail fresco blazer suit?

 

You picked the wrong grail...and now you shrivel up and die a la Indiana Jones.

post #17392 of 19918
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

Personally...I would never wear a Fresco SC. It is really reserved for suits. 

Agreed and actually there are better choice out there than the current fresco manufactured blots.
post #17393 of 19918
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

You picked the wrong grail...and now you shrivel up and die a la Indiana Jones.

Never worn fresco.
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Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post

Disagree on that, Fresco is always near top of the list of recommendations when people ask about blazersuits. Hopsack is probably a better choice for a pure SC, but made up properly, Fesco can work and no one other than SFers will ever think anything of it.

I've never worn fresco, and I have a huge disdain for anything hopsack.
post #17394 of 19918
Is there a reason as to why not fresco for a sportcoat? My limited knowledge is that it's similar to hopsack with a bit of a pourous weave.
post #17395 of 19918
I have a navy fresco sport coat with white MOP buttons from the H&S Crispaire book. It is my go to Spring/Summer sport coat. Nothing wrong with using navy fresco for a sport coat.
post #17396 of 19918
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

I have a navy fresco sport coat with white MOP buttons from the H&S Crispaire book. It is my go to Spring/Summer sport coat. Nothing wrong with using navy fresco for a sport coat.

See I was thinking of doing patch pocket, 3 roll 2, soft shoulder, partially lined, and light brown horn buttons
post #17397 of 19918
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post


Never worn fresco.
 

 

I have 2 fresco suits. Navy and tan. 

 

Edit: I would never wear either of them as separates. I have a navy hopsack SC and I have that recent wheat linen/hemp blend from drapers as another SC.

post #17398 of 19918
Hopsack's weave has more of a casual vibe. Softer. Most can't hold a crease so it's best for sport coats. Fresco has texture too, but it's crisper. Can maintain a crease well, so can it can be used for suits.

Nothing wrong with either, though I really love hopsack sport coats.
post #17399 of 19918

I think the fresco blazersuit concept resonates most with those of us that travel for work.  multi-day trips into widely varying climates and varying formality settings.  The fresco holds up well traveling, is versatile, and allows one to dress down a suit to a SC.  For those that don't have those work demands, I can see the argument that there are better choices for a pure SC.  I am attracted to the versatility and 0520 is a beautiful color.

post #17400 of 19918
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

See I was thinking of doing patch pocket, 3 roll 2, soft shoulder, partially lined, and light brown horn buttons

That is essentially what I have, but with white MOP buttons for more of a Spring/Summer look. No one in real life has ever criticized my fabric choice.
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