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post #4711 of 10913
8/9 oz for me. I live and travel mainly to countries with a tropical climate. A lighter travel suit or jacket makes a lot of sense for my circumstances.
Edited by hst - 1/3/13 at 4:42pm
post #4712 of 10913

I'd prefer the 10/11 oz.

post #4713 of 10913
Yes sir, AFB first, grey second
post #4714 of 10913
I like the 10/11 oz but I'm in either way.
post #4715 of 10913
I think it would be more constructive to explain why you prefer the stated weight, I understand its only 1-2oz difference, but if we're going to go through the trouble, we might as well do it right

Does the 10-11oz provide no significant "drape" benefits and only cause the wearer to feel hotter or is the 8-9oz not substantial enough?
post #4716 of 10913
I cant commit to the cloth, at least until I see it. Likely too close to a Lesser AFB I already have.

That said, I have both 8/9oz high twist fresco (0505) and 9/10oz 2-ply (0511). The 8/9oz high twist is very lightweight, truly a summer cloth. The 9/10oz really feels to me like a year round weight, with a scratchy texture, weave is far less open. I was surprised that there was such a big difference between the two but there was, at least for me.
post #4717 of 10913
I propose this then, we do the AFB as a 10-11oz with a soft finish (which minnis said can be done without angora), and do the grey nailhead as a 8-9oz
post #4718 of 10913
The difference is pretty big. I have been wearing my 10-11oz up until a few days ago when it got very cold. I would much rather have a fresco in a much lighter more open weight to be more practical in the summer as personally I am only going to start getting very heavy stuff for autumn/winter.
post #4719 of 10913
I'll be interested in the 8-9 oz gray nailhead.
post #4720 of 10913
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Update on the custom runs; selecting a shade of blue from samples to replace black in fresco 0510,

If you start w/ the 0510


and replace the black w/ Airforce blue, you're going to end up with a very light cloth.

NTTAWWT but a bit harder to wear than if you sub-ed AFB in for the white and navy in for the black.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Nailhead fresco is possible and under consideration to be done after the AFB POW, grey shade will be either 0500 or 0501

I think 0500


rather than 0501


is the right choice for the light part of the nailhead. With 0501, it'll be too dark, especially for a warmer weather cloth.


Another idea - and not coincidentally one that I'd be more interested in - is a nailhead with Airforce and Navy blues.
post #4721 of 10913
Thread Starter 
Keep in mind fellas that those pics are MUCH darker than the cloths look IRL 500 is a very pale gray and 501 -- which I own--looks the pic of 500 above.
post #4722 of 10913
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Keep in mind fellas that those pics are MUCH darker than the cloths look IRL 500 is a very pale gray and 501 -- which I own--looks the pic of 500 above.

 

+1 to this - the 501 is a light grey to begin with.

post #4723 of 10913
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

If you start w/ the 0510

and replace the black w/ Airforce blue, you're going to end up with a very light cloth.
NTTAWWT but a bit harder to wear than if you sub-ed AFB in for the white and navy in for the black.

Light/Mid Grey will be subbed for white, and AFB for the black, overcheck removed, the shade will resemble roger thornhill's suit in NBNW, perhaps a bit lighter like so:




I agree that fresco 501 is much lighter IRL, and will probably go with that shade for the nailhead

I'm leaning toward the 10/11 for the first run, 8/9 for the second, are there any major objections to this?
Edited by Slickman - 1/3/13 at 11:00am
post #4724 of 10913
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manton View Post


9/10 ounce charcoal fresco nailhead:



I'd prefer if the nailhead looked similar to Manton's. It might be easiest to ask Minnis how best to create the look.
post #4725 of 10913
^I agree
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