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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I much prefer wearing my lightweight minnis fresco suits than the heavier one. I don't even wear the heavier one in the summer. I'm also quite happy with the crispaire, although not as open as the fresco
I cannot wear the heavier ones in the summer.
post #4157 of 12525
I'dve gone for the 8/9oz if I didn't think my thighs would destroy the pants.
post #4158 of 12525

Fresco is hard wearing. It's not a soft cloth.

 

If its a concern ask your tailor to sew a sacrificial patch around the area that is most likely to abrade. I have seen this done with flannel.
 

post #4159 of 12525
Where can one look for good quality Harris tweed besides those from W.Bill and Harrisons?
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Weaver Donald John McKay sells through a small store in Grosebay, quite good quality

 

http://www.theharristweedcompanygrosebay.co.uk/productstweed.asp
 

and weaver John MacLean in Garynahine will do custom weaving as well as selling stock Harris Tweeds

 

http://www.garynahineharristweed.com/thecolouroftweed.html

 

Hard to get the old fashioned 21-24 oz overcoatings now, mostly spring/autumn weight jacketings.

post #4161 of 12525
Hey Guys,

Looks like 3.5 meters of the Tobacco Brown Fresco I had specially made up by Minnis is available from an original buyer. Price is $250 which covers shipping and PayPal fees. It is made up below from NY Ranger. You can see how it works in both sunlight and shade. If anyone is interested just shoot me a PM and I'll put you and the seller in touch.

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post #4162 of 12525
I can only second the magnificence of this cloth. It gets me a significant number of compliments.
post #4163 of 12525
Does anyone know of any wool-linen or silk-linen books that might carry a tan herringbone?

Alternatively, what do ppl think of a fresco commissioned in such a pattern?

I'm thinking something like this:

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post #4164 of 12525
There are a ton of mohair / wool tan herringbones available. I enjoy special commissions like any other iGent, but the one you propose won't really be all that interesting to me.

Pretty sure Ariston has a wool / silk mix in a slightly darker tan as well.
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Where can one look for good quality Harris tweed besides those from W.Bill and Harrisons?

Apart from Simon's excellent suggestions, Butt of Lewis Tweed and Harris Tweed & Knitwear are also good sources.
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Does anyone know of any wool-linen or silk-linen books that might carry a tan herringbone?
Alternatively, what do ppl think of a fresco commissioned in such a pattern?
I'm thinking something like this:
5513410795_f05e5032c9_o.jpg

 

Holland & Sherry have a Linen book that has herringbones, put I think they're 100% Linen, other than that Scabal will have something. Riviera books perhaps.

post #4167 of 12525
I think linen is the way to go. I don't think I've ever seen a herringbone Fresco which leads me to believe it may not be doable.
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I think linen is the way to go. I don't think I've ever seen a herringbone Fresco which leads me to believe it may not be doable.

this.
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

There are a ton of mohair / wool tan herringbones available. I enjoy special commissions like any other iGent, but the one you propose won't really be all that interesting to me.
Pretty sure Ariston has a wool / silk mix in a slightly darker tan as well.

Thanks. I'd only go the commission route if there wasn't something commercially available.

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Originally Posted by Lovelace View Post

Holland & Sherry have a Linen book that has herringbones, put I think they're 100% Linen, other than that Scabal will have something. Riviera books perhaps.

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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I think linen is the way to go. I don't think I've ever seen a herringbone Fresco which leads me to believe it may not be doable.

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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

this.

While I'd love to do a full linen, I'd still like this suit to do double-duty as a work suit. While I don't need to be strictly CBD, i think full linen would be a stretch.
post #4170 of 12525
You can't make a twill fresco.

Have you looked at solaro? Similar effect just with a red cast.
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