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post #4636 of 9785
Oh, in that case, yes. Interested.
post #4637 of 9785
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?
post #4638 of 9785
I'm out bc I already have this suit in a similar fabric, but it's a great idea. Here's mine (not fresco) with a light blue over check if you want to consider that:

http://ivorytowerstyle.tumblr.com/post/34772620354
post #4639 of 9785
10oz 3 ply is a lot heavier than you might think. I would say go with the 8/9oz. Either way, I'm in.
post #4640 of 9785
FWIW, my favorite fresco is the high twist bunches from 0500 - 0510. This is different than the two ply stuff in the rest of the book but it is the most summery.
post #4641 of 9785
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I'm out bc I already have this suit in a similar fabric, but it's a great idea. Here's mine (not fresco) with a light blue over check if you want to consider that:
http://ivorytowerstyle.tumblr.com/post/34772620354



That looks absolutely fantastic.
post #4642 of 9785
I understand minnis calls those #'s high twist, but arent all of their fresco's high twist?? Which (2/3/high twist) breathes the best?
post #4643 of 9785
Assuming it's the lighter weight I'm in for 3.5 meters. And I would actually prefer an overcheck, if possible.
post #4644 of 9785
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!
post #4645 of 9785
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

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

I guess we all live in different world and subject to different life. Anyway all will agreed that fresco in all weights are generally a good fabric for bread and butter suiting.
post #4646 of 9785
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

 ask them to include some softer yarns like angora mixed in with the standard wool to give it a softer hand.

 

This is a good idea

post #4647 of 9785
I'm not in on this particular run but I like where this thread is going.

Why should the London Lounge have all the fun on custom fabric runs?

We should come up with a list of potential fabrics and gauge interest.

Just a thought for 2013.
post #4648 of 9785
Idea #1 - Moar of the Slewfoot brown fresco for those who missed the boat last time
post #4649 of 9785

I would LOVE to get something like this made up in an 11 oz. worsted:

 

1000

post #4650 of 9785
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

I would LOVE to get something like this made up in an 13 oz. worsted:

1000

FTFY. smile.gif
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