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post #4051 of 11421
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It's by Cesare Palermo

He was one of my favorite tailors in the O'Mast video. My Italian friend filled in some of his comments that didn't make the translation. Kindred spirit.
post #4052 of 11421
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

He was one of my favorite tailors in the O'Mast video.

+1. Definitely old-skool!

Panico was pretty cool as well.
post #4053 of 11421
One liability funded:

(13oz London Lounge RAF PoW Brisa)



Two liabilities added to the closet:

(13oz London Lounge Linen PoW Suiting)

Seasons be damned, I can't wait to have these linens made up for LA's permanent summer.

post #4054 of 11421
That looks great, who made it?
post #4055 of 11421
coolal, are those LL linens? How do you like them? Stiff or soft and spongy? I am thinking about brown PoW so feedback would be appreciated.
post #4056 of 11421
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

That looks great, who made it?

Thanks, Richard Lim in Los Angeles made it. I posted additional pics as an update to this review thread I started last year:

Full Review - Richard Lim Tailor - PLUS - Finished Navy Summer Jacket Pics

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Originally Posted by forex View Post

coolal, are those LL linens? How do you like them? Stiff or soft and spongy? I am thinking about brown PoW so feedback would be appreciated.

Forex, yes they are LL linens. Specifically the "Cypress" and "Oakmont". I absolutely love the fabric. It has a bit of body and drapes nicely. It's not exactly spongy, but does border on it. It's very soft though and breathes well. Couldn't be happier.
post #4057 of 11421
I am total Jelly when I see LL special clothes.
post #4058 of 11421
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I am total Jelly when I see LL special clothes.

If it's any consolation, I think Minnis Fresco and H&S Crispaire are much, much better than Brisa and come in almost all the same colors.
post #4059 of 11421
Why Crispaire? I haven't handled Brisa, but Crispaire seemed rather uninteresting to me for anything other than practical suiting.
post #4060 of 11421
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I am total Jelly when I see LL special clothes.

Me too. Cantabrigian, I'm curious about your comment. For instance, the LL cloths are typically much heavier than the others you mentioned. A heavy fresco seems like a good idea, though I can understand why it wouldn't have broad appeal.
post #4061 of 11421
Crispaire is practical - its smoother than the Minnis but still wears quite cool. It's much better for a lightweight work suit IMO since it looks more refined. Though I do prefer the Minnis overall. The Minnis holds a crease better, feels sturdier and has a more interesting texture.

It isn't the weight of Brisa that bothers me - I'll wear the 15/16 oz stuff from Minnis. (As an aside, I can't tell the difference between the very heavy weight H&S / Minnis. At lesser weights, the difference is obvious.)

The Brisa feels soft and almost squishy. The Crispaire has a much nicer hand and the Minnis is nicer still. The Brisa feels insubstantial and like its going to stretch. It can't hold any sort of crease for more than 15 minutes of wear.

The only suit I have from it is an early batch so maybe those problems were corrected but in my experience, it lacks both the charm and practicality of the other cloths.
post #4062 of 11421
I really don't like the Crispaire - too 'slick' for a fresco. Never seen the Brisa, but the Minnis and the Smith are both excellent.

There also doesn't seem to be much love on SF for mohair. If you like Fresco, you may want to take a look at a mohair mix book as well.
post #4063 of 11421
How does the Crispaire wear? Is it as cool as Minnis?
post #4064 of 11421
I have an old Brisa (purchased from Cantabrigian) not yet made up and I just had a fitting in the new POW blue/gray Brisa. The new one definitely seems softer, but with some added grip. It had a very unique feeling as I felt it primarily from the POW weave itself. You could really feel each little nuance in the pattern. Very cool. I really liked it and it seemed like it would wear cooler than I expected.
post #4065 of 11421
coolal - looks great! Your jacket almost seems lighter than mine! It is interesting how this particularly does seem to really change in each lighting.
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