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post #4621 of 11147
I might be interested, though I just sent a length of blue Fresco to NSM. A PoW could be interesting though.
post #4622 of 11147

I'm open to a 10/11oz. Fresco, and would be probably be in for 3.5 meters at that weight. Like some others, 14oz. Fresco is really a non-starter for me.

 

What color is the overcheck in the AFB? Or is it a plain glen check (my preference)?

post #4623 of 11147
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Could someone explain to me what the heck is the point of doing a summer fabric in a summer weave... in 14oz?
Don't join the LL groupthink and by default weave fabrics unwearable by all except the 5% who live in the far northern hemisphere.

I'm wearing my 16oz Lesser DB right now and it is fantastic. /LLgroupthink
post #4624 of 11147
No overcheck, 10oz seems to be the preferred weight. 2 ply or 3? Will that effect breathability?
post #4625 of 11147
I got too lucky with the cigar fresco, I want to be in on the ground floor with this special run.
post #4626 of 11147
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Could someone explain to me what the heck is the point of doing a summer fabric in a summer weave... in 14oz?
Don't join the LL groupthink and by default weave fabrics unwearable by all except the 5% who live in the far northern hemisphere.

I disagree, I find myself with light sweat wearing a two piece English Town Classic full lined suit. this is in 13-14oz, in Hong Kong summer office environment, and 3-4 hours out for traffic and lunch.
In fact, I am only in if the special run is done in heavy version, the 3 ply version. Also Will be extremely interested in Cigar fresco, if there is any new or old stock left.

I personally like the three ply version more, wears and looks better, temp wise not much difference with tropical weights.

I guess most people keen on these will have fully air conditioned environment during summer time.
post #4627 of 11147
I might be interested, regardless of weight, but would like to see pics first to ensure it is sufficiently different from my LL PoW.
post #4628 of 11147
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Edited by dieworkwear - 12/31/12 at 3:09am
post #4629 of 11147
^^ Aren't those linen rather than fresco?
post #4630 of 11147
You're right. Apologies for that; poor memory and lack of careful reading on my part.
post #4631 of 11147
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I disagree, I find myself with light sweat wearing a two piece English Town Classic full lined suit. this is in 13-14oz, in Hong Kong summer office environment, and 3-4 hours out for traffic and lunch.
In fact, I am only in if the special run is done in heavy version, the 3 ply version. Also Will be extremely interested in Cigar fresco, if there is any new or old stock left.
I personally like the three ply version more, wears and looks better, temp wise not much difference with tropical weights.
I guess most people keen on these will have fully air conditioned environment during summer time.

Good for you - but I don't get things made for a "summer office environment", I get things made for summer.

The whole point of fresco is a wool fabric that you don't need air conditioning to stay cool in, that will wear hardier than the tissue paper that is sold as tropical fabrics these days.

A 14oz fresco is the summer equivalent of a 8oz flannel - it just doesn't make sense...

... to me anyway. So I guess we'll have to agree to disagree! smile.gif

(BTW, happy NY to all!!!)
post #4632 of 11147
I'd be interested in the Fresco POW...keep me in the loop.
post #4633 of 11147
I have tried to piece this together, but uh what color POW? Might be interested...

As for fresco and weight and stuff. The 8/9oz is great for summer. I have some of the heavier stuff and I have been wearing it on days that are cold but not windy. I just love the slubbiness and rustic feeling of it.
post #4634 of 11147
Depending on how it turns out, I might be interested. For an AFB, I'd be much more interested in a lighter weight.

I like heavy fresco for fall. I'm always warm so it's a good Oct fabric for me - has a good deal of texture and looks season appropriate but is breathable enough for when people prematurely turn on the heat.

That said, I agree that AFB is too summery a color for that weight.
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

How is it different from the LL POW Brisa?

IMO Minnis >>> Brisa.

The hand / wear is so much better.
post #4635 of 11147
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have tried to piece this together, but uh what color POW? Might be interested...

AFB = Air Force Blue
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