Ok just spoke with the gentleman at minnis, he said the office will reopen tomorrow so I want to give him a few options for the tests, so far it appears 10oz 3-ply is the favorite. I was thinking to ask for a 2-ply as well, just so I can get a sense of the difference myself. 10oz 3-ply should work through spring and summer (not humid 90 deg days) in NY correct?
Sounds like a fun fabric! Seeing as I have the LL POW Brisa and now have to get creative with closet storage I unfortunately can't commit. I'm sure it'll be great. Jealous!
I would suggest making the checks a bit bigger in scale than Minnis normally uses. The small checks are very standard already. If you're going custom, can't hurt to do something different like that. I wonder if you could even ask them to include some softer yarns like angora mixed in with the standard wool to give it a softer hand. Just a thought. Good luck and have fun!