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post #17521 of 20294
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Originally Posted by fllick View Post

What are the specs for rangoon again? Thanks! 

8/9oz high twist wool in plain weave.
post #17522 of 20294
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

8/9oz high twist wool in plain weave.
Why would someone choose Rangoon over Fresco? From the pic it seems the Rangoon's weave is less porous, is that right?
post #17523 of 20294
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Why would someone choose Rangoon over Fresco? From the pic it seems the Rangoon's weave is less porous, is that right?

It's a little less porous than Fresco but it's lighter in weight than the 9/10oz Fresco. Rangoon has a smoother finish. It feels less scratchy. This makes it wear as cool if not cooler than the 9/10oz Fresco.
post #17524 of 20294
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

It's a little less porous than Fresco but it's lighter in weight than the 9/10oz Fresco. Rangoon has a smoother finish. It feels less scratchy. This makes it wear as cool if not cooler than the 9/10oz Fresco.
Thanks for the info - does it hold a crease as well as the 9/10 fresco?
post #17525 of 20294
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Thanks for the info - does it hold a crease as well as the 9/10 fresco?

Yes.
post #17526 of 20294
Interested in the Rangoon. Was considering fresco, but I like that Rangoon is a slightly tighter weave. I think it brings it closer to CBD. Can anyone who has it comment on whether it appears more conservative or casual in person? Would it be appropriate for client meetings/court appearances in warmer climates?

Also, is there any difference between this and for traditional Rangoon? @Eustace Tilley says in this post http://www.styleforum.net/t/56404/unfunded-liabilities-a-k-a-the-cloth-thread/4920#post_6075754 that Rangoon was not high twist.

I am assuming that if this is high twist, it would make for a decent travel suit.
post #17527 of 20294
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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post

Can anyone who has it comment on whether it appears more conservative or casual in person? .
More conservative than Fresco. Plain-vanilla tropical appearance, for those who don't insist on Super 150s. Maybe a tad more texture than Lesser.
post #17528 of 20294
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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post

Interested in the Rangoon. Was considering fresco, but I like that Rangoon is a slightly tighter weave. I think it brings it closer to CBD. Can anyone who has it comment on whether it appears more conservative or casual in person? Would it be appropriate for client meetings/court appearances in warmer climates?

Also, is there any difference between this and for traditional Rangoon? @Eustace Tilley says in this post http://www.styleforum.net/t/56404/unfunded-liabilities-a-k-a-the-cloth-thread/4920#post_6075754 that Rangoon was not high twist.

I am assuming that if this is high twist, it would make for a decent travel suit.

It is high twist as confirmed by Minnis. Its smoother appearance is more CBD than Fresco in my opinion.
post #17529 of 20294
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

It is high twist as confirmed by Minnis. Its smoother appearance is more CBD than Fresco in my opinion.
How about the current vs. traditional spec? Is this higher-twist yarn?
post #17530 of 20294
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

How about the current vs. traditional spec? Is this higher-twist yarn?

Current recipe is identifcal to the old one. The new runs use the same yarn as the old ones, yarns that are leftover. Therefore not all designs can be had unless someone wants to order 500m or more in which case they can arrange for new yarns to be spun to the colours needed. The same mill and finishers are used as well.
post #17531 of 20294
Anyone recognize these swatches?

1) I believe this is Loro Piana:


2) A jacket by Orazio Luciano:
https://instagram.com/p/tZ0iIqAHoM/

3) https://instagram.com/p/BCnuJmzMqST/

4)https://instagram.com/p/76xnpZBFFm/

cc @gdl203 @Despos
post #17532 of 20294
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Wanted to add another +1 for Dugdale New Fine Worsted. I have 6 suits/blazersuits made in it. The solids all feel similar and the glen plaid is less scratchy, but I like them all. Hard to say if they wear cooler or warmer because they are lined differently. I personally like them as blazers especially the sharper colors. They travel well and so on and is great value though I've also had the Dugdale mohair made which feels and drapes somewhat similarly and after summer I'll have very a better idea how they differ. So far the stellar seems harsher and stiffer but it might be because it's new/placebo. Mohair mocklinon(50% mohair hopsack) seems perfect for blazer suits. My spouse had one made up, it's softer and more casual, I highly recommend giving it a look.

I don't feel like Dugdale NFW is as wrinkle resistant as Minnis Fresco II 9-10 oz.. It also doesn't seem as durable. However, it does have a smoother finish.
post #17533 of 20294
I have one Dugdale in navy plaid, it wears warmer than Fresco. It is smoother but not worsted smooth, I've no complaints about wrinkles but it's certainly not as bullet proof as Fresco, I can pack them into a suitcase and the wrinkles come out easily with just hanging.
post #17534 of 20294
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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post

I have one Dugdale in navy plaid, it wears warmer than Fresco. It is smoother but not worsted smooth, I've no complaints about wrinkles but it's certainly not as bullet proof as Fresco, I can pack them into a suitcase and the wrinkles come out easily with just hanging.

For jacket, i prefer Fresco. For trouser, i prefer Dugdale. For suit, i prefer Dugdale because my legs will feel better.
post #17535 of 20294
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post


It is high twist as confirmed by Minnis. Its smoother appearance is more CBD than Fresco in my opinion.

Thanks. In for a suit length - 3.5M

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