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post #19606 of 19896
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

I will never understand SF's current fascination with brown city suits. I can get on board with brown flannel or tweed (both preferably with some sort of pattern) for Winter or lighter brown linen or linen blend for Summer. But a fresco or other city suiting in brown, no.

The I suggest you to not join the rerun.
post #19607 of 19896
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

I will never understand SF's current fascination with brown city suits. I can get on board with brown flannel or tweed (both preferably with some sort of pattern) for Winter or lighter brown linen or linen blend for Summer. But a fresco or other city suiting in brown, no.

To each his own, of course, but, indeed, probably best not to jump in on a run of brown city suiting lol.

post #19608 of 19896
Haha thanks for your advice.
post #19609 of 19896
I suppose this is sometimes the problem with SF - I read lots of posts and get excited about ordering cloth based on pics posted by other members. Then I need to do a reality check to see if 1) it even works with the rest of my wardrobe, and 2) I would actually wear it.

At any rate, I still think the tobacco fresco would be good as a blazersuit and would probably wear it as separates more often than a suit.
post #19610 of 19896
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

I will never understand SF's current fascination with brown city suits. I can get on board with brown flannel or tweed (both preferably with some sort of pattern) for Winter or lighter brown linen or linen blend for Summer. But a fresco or other city suiting in brown, no.

 

If you want a casual summer suit but don't like linen, the tobacco fresco is a nice option. It's the summer version of a brown flannel suit. That isn't so odd. And if you do it as a blazer suit, then you can wear the pants and jacket separately.

post #19611 of 19896
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

I will never understand SF's current fascination with brown city suits. I can get on board with brown flannel or tweed (both preferably with some sort of pattern) for Winter or lighter brown linen or linen blend for Summer. But a fresco or other city suiting in brown, no.
I like those dark "charcoal browns" for a city suit.
post #19612 of 19896
hmmmm. A "charcoal brown" can be an interesting alternative to charcoal...
post #19613 of 19896




Can anyone tell if these are some sort of fresco? Anyone able to identify brand?
It's from a Sartoria Partenopea piece I just bought. Wondering what I'm in store for receiving once it gets here from Rome. devil.gif
post #19614 of 19896
Thread Starter 
Looks more hopsacky than frescoy to me.

Easy test, though. When you get it, hold an unlined portion up to light. If light pours through, it's fresco.
post #19615 of 19896
Or just post the pic on Devil's Island and count the posts that reference it.
post #19616 of 19896

How much fabric will I need for a jacket? 

And does anyone know where I can buy Caccioppoli Navy hopsack?
 

Thanks

post #19617 of 19896
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Originally Posted by calypso View Post

How much fabric will I need for a jacket? 
And does anyone know where I can buy Caccioppoli Navy hopsack?
 
Thanks

2ish meters, unless you're massive or extremely slight.

Merino Bros carries Caccioppoli if your tailor does not.
Edited by ericgereghty - 10/19/16 at 7:03am
post #19618 of 19896
If you are 6 foot 4, 220#, 54/44L, you should buy 2.5m, especially if doing a checked pattern. Plain navy you could do 2.25, but no less, or risk annoying your tailor.
post #19619 of 19896
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post


2ish meters, unless you're massive or extremely slight.

Merino Bros carries Caccioppoli if your tailor does not.

Thanks!

 

Planning to try out a new tailor when I'm in Italy on vacation.
The idea is to send a jacket + fabric in advance to save time and fittings 
post #19620 of 19896
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Originally Posted by calypso View Post

Thanks!

Planning to try out a new tailor when I'm in Italy on vacation.
The idea is to send a jacket + fabric in advance to save time and fittings 
Have you contacted him? Most tailors know how much they need, depending on your build.
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