The flip side of the versatility of a blazer suit is that you are not having the 'perfect' blazer - if you had the luxury of owning many items, hopsacks or WSL indeed make a nicer blazer.
Absolutely love that tie @Andy57
I am trying to hold off on buying the newer Vanda version (blue instead of green), but I know that resistance is futile.
I have essentially the same tie in blue (perhaps the one you're referring to). Resistance is, indeed, futile.
So I think this is the year that I commission the Mohair suit. It will be my first Mohair project done up in a navy Tonik 2000.
I would like to know from those who have suits made up in Tonik 2000 about just how much utility they get out of it in the warmer summer months. Any comments are welcome. Thanks.
Also...are your suits in Tonik 2000 fully lined, half lined...what about trouser lining?
My experience working with clients is the opposite. the only clients I have worked for who order fresco get informed on the internet.
Been in business since 1981, majority of my clientele precede the internet. Will show fresco to anyone who is interested but not one client has ordered it unless they have read about it on the internet. No exaggeration. It doesn't have broad appeal.
When I do make it for a client it is mostly as a trouser and second as a suit. The suits are in the 520 shade or the windowpane patterns. I did like the very dark brown as a suit that is no longer available. Made a few of those. Made a beautiful suit.
No one has ordered a fresco jacket alone in my shop.
Not knocking the cloth, I like it, it has some good attributes. Mainly how it regains it's shape with a good pressing. The hand and finish of the cloth doesn't resonate with everyone.
Contrasting this with cloths clients have liked. Holland & Sherry Vendon hopsack. (no longer available)
One of the few cloths more than one client has doubled up on , ordered multiple suits of the same cloth and in the same color to have a back up because they love the cloth so much. A few others ordered every color available as trousers for the same reason.
Again, not knocking Fresco, I use it and like it but it's not everyone's type of cloth. I get that some people don't care for hopsack either.
Part of working with a tailor and having clothes made is the discovery of what cloths you prefer to wear. Cloth wears differently and has a unique feel in accord with individual preferences.
Many of my opinions are formed from real life feedback from clients. Feel I can advise someone better by listening to user experience.
Wear what you like, that's what matters.
I like my tobacco fresco blazersuit, which I've only worn as separates. The color, weave, and weight in combination seem appropriate for a S/S sport coat. Without that combination, though, I agree that it seems like a material better suited to a suit. On the other hand, dieworkwear's houndstooth fresco looked like a good sport coat fabric.
And for the record: