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post #17716 of 19898

Caccioppoli and Carnet make cotton flannels.  Have made a few trousers and a pair of jeans from them.

 

Carnet Dandy catalog has a lot of fancy patterns in cotton. Herringbone, nailhead, tattersol checks and houndstooth.

 

New Ariston cotton book has a range of solid navy seersucker in several patterns. Stripes, checks and a plaid

post #17717 of 19898

+ 1 on the unlined frescos.  I have them in the high twist and two ply, light and mid gray, and wear them w/ loafers or chukkas all the time.  They are slightly less dressy than Crispaire or Finmeresco ones.

 

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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Fall/ winter weight flannel, but made up as shorts, would get you some breathability.

 

I was wondering if these would be better lined or unlined but then decided the way to go is with extra long pocket bags, front and back.

 

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He doesn't want cloth that looks like flannel, he wants the equivalent of a summer cloth that can be worn as odd trousers with the versatility of a flannel trouser but doesn't look like a suiting cloth. A trouser you can wear with a shirt, a sweater or a jacket.

 

You ruled out plain/panama weave but this might be the best choice. It has a bit more texture than tropical worsteds. Take a look at Harrison's Frontier Book

 

You could also consider high twist cloth if you can find it.

 

Summer weight twills, 8/9 ounce are available

 

The plain solids in the VBC Super 110's make good trousers but may render a worsted suit look. Depends on the cloth vendor. Some of their cloths have a good amount of mottling than make them appear more casual than the plain finish but aren't in every sample book. Biggest selection is in the World Of Plains book from United Silks & Woolens

 

Check the solids in the Draper's Mohair and Two Ply book. They have an interesting weave/texture you don't see everyday. Making a suit in the medium dark grey at present but you could make trousers and not assume it was meant to wear as a suiting

 

 

Have you made anything from the Ariston double-face jersey?

 

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Personally, I think your best bet may be a wool linen blend if you are looking for something more casual. Lots of decent books out there.

Any examples?  I've been searching.  20 yrs ago I had some J Crew pants that were about 50/50 and they were the best for hot, humid weather.

 

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I can't wear Fresco unlined. Too scratchy. Half lined is okay.

Have you tried the high twist, 8/9 oz unlined?  Really soft ime.

post #17718 of 19898
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Have you tried the high twist, 8/9 oz unlined?  Really soft ime.

 

No, I have not. My Fresco suit is the heavier 10/11 oz suiting. It's definitely scratchy. Half lined, though, it's tolerable. I'd almost certainly get any Fresco-like cloth lined as I don't like wearing clothing as a form of endurance test. Purely a personal preference based on what I know I can tolerate and what I can not. Or don't wish to, honestly.

post #17719 of 19898
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I was wondering if these would be better lined or unlined but then decided the way to go is with extra long pocket bags, front and back.

 

You've really had flannel made up as shorts? I thought DWW was kidding.

post #17720 of 19898
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I asked a question about large vs smaller scale POW in this thread few days ago, so you might want to go back a bit there were some useful sugestions.
Here is what I've been looking at last time at my tailor's. I think the fabric on top might be compatible to what you're looking for, although it has a pale red overcheck. All three are from H&S, but for the life of me I can't remember what the top one was. I can ask my tailor, but maybe someone here will be able to identify, I remember it was flanelly and had 1% of cashmere (nothing to write home about), and literally impossible to wrinkle smile.gif
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Who's your tailor if you don't mind me asking?
post #17721 of 19898
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I really like chinos, although some people feel getting cotton trousers made bespoke is a waste of money.

Who are those people? I just ordered bespoke shorts shog[1].gif

In this really cool fabric:

AppleMark
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post #17722 of 19898
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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post

No, I have not. My Fresco suit is the heavier 10/11 oz suiting. It's definitely scratchy. Half lined, though, it's tolerable. I'd almost certainly get any Fresco-like cloth lined as I don't like wearing clothing as a form of endurance test. Purely a personal preference based on what I know I can tolerate and what I can not. Or don't wish to, honestly.
The lightweight Fresco is a totally different animal, for better or worse. That and the light Finmeresco are much less scratchy.
post #17723 of 19898
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post

Who's your tailor if you don't mind me asking?

I used to go to Garrison, but last suit I did, I went to guy that works for Ermanno Clothing, his name is Pablo. I am really happy with him, and will work with him from now on.
post #17724 of 19898
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The lightweight Fresco is a totally different animal, for better or worse. That and the light Finmeresco are much less scratchy.

Would you mind elaborating? I am considering the lighter weight range for trousers. I already have two suits in the heavier weight and wondering about the differences....

post #17725 of 19898
The 10oz is coarse enough to look like flannel, and can do damage to the knees in hot weather. The 8-9oz is almost tropical consistency-- much cooler, finer and smoother, albeit less durable.
post #17726 of 19898
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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post

No, I have not. My Fresco suit is the heavier 10/11 oz suiting. It's definitely scratchy. Half lined, though, it's tolerable. I'd almost certainly get any Fresco-like cloth lined as I don't like wearing clothing as a form of endurance test. Purely a personal preference based on what I know I can tolerate and what I can not. Or don't wish to, honestly.

 

Yeah, as Concordia said, the 8/9 is very different.  I suggest trying it unlined, if you ever go places hot and humid.

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You've really had flannel made up as shorts? I thought DWW was kidding.

I was kidding too.

post #17727 of 19898
Thread Starter 
you guys are so precious with your sensitive knees.
post #17728 of 19898

Light weight fresco is soft and comfy.  Medium weight is still fine although a tad rough on me precious knees.  Heavy weight fresco is essentially sandpaper.   I believe I saw an ad for a trendy spa in town that uses heavy fresco for exfoliation

post #17729 of 19898
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Any examples?  I've been searching.  20 yrs ago I had some J Crew pants that were about 50/50 and they were the best for hot, humid weather.

I have a RAF blue suit made from the Kerry Knoll book (55% wool / 45% linen I believe) and have had some light grey pants made up from a VBC wool / linen blend (don't know the exact name of the book). I liked both fabrics.



Sadly no pictures of the pants. Might be able to snap one of the fabric later.
post #17730 of 19898
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I was kidding too.

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