Originally Posted by Mr. Pink
Do you think the two wear about the same--in terms of temperature?
I presume we are comparing Crispaire to Frontier?
I have several suits made from Crispaire.These were made years ago when the book was known as Crispaire Fresco and contained a few Mohair and heavyweight Fresco suiting. Not sure what the new stuff is like even though my tailor has the current, or what looks the soon to be replaced current book.
I don't notice much difference between the Frontier and Crispaire in terms of performance in hot weather to be honest. Nice patterns and colours in both.
Fresco cloths are only really beneficial, heat wise if there is a breeze blowing. If not you are stuffed. Good wrinkle resistance though.
Its difficult to find wool suiting that do everything well in hot weather. There's always a compromise
Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy
They wear fairly similarly in terms of coolness. You might want to take the following comments with a pinch of salt, but, I've spoken with two tailors and they think that the Frontier, whilst being fairly good cloth, is not exceptional, and they advised against having suits made up in Frontier, giving the reason as being 'If you're paying so much for bespoke, I think it'd make more sense to use a better cloth than the Frontier. One that looks more beautiful when made up'. Something to that effect.
Frontier is a plain weave cloth which is best for a summer.
Plain weaves tend to look best in pattered cloths not plains. Plains aren't really attractive.
My tailor thinks its good cloth, as far as plain weaves go. Makes up well. I have several of them. All stripes. I may try one of the POW's next summer.
Originally Posted by msulinski
Thanks for posting this
That blue you mentioned looks good. Do you know what the weight is? I am looking for something less than 9 oz
Have all those Crispaire's made the final cut?