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Can't do cream, would be too freaked about keeping it clean. Maybe tobacco linen?
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Originally Posted by Loathing View Post

Rubi summer hopsack would be perfect but I can't get hold of it since they're not my tailor (malhereusement). Do you know who weaves their hopsack? Or any alternatives?

It's made by Scabal.

They call it hopsack - actually op-sack - but it's really fresco.
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I believe it was woodhouse, don't know for sure, so don't hold me to it, maybe whnay or foo can point you in the right direction. Have you checked to see if dugdale or smiths perhaps carries a summer hopsack? If you're looking for an open weave with wrinkle-resistance, I would honestly go with the 0516 fresco, pair that with 500 501 511 512 519 fresco trousers and you have a solid summer wardrobe, especially if one of the greys is made as a full suit.

Edit: I stand corrected ^
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I don't understand how anyone can consider 2 ply fresco a summer cloth, it really isn't. I would die in it in the summer, high twist is a better alternative.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Looks great!

Ok, now who knows where the hell to actually buy vintage old barleycorn that is 20oz+??? Just about decided on having a dark barleycorn be the fabric of choice as opposed to cavalry twill. Google is no help nor are searches on any of the forums.

Anyone?

Bueller?

Since you're in NY, you might check Tip Top.I just got back from there and they have many bolts of quality tweed coatings including some densely woven Harris barleycorn in several colors that must be pretty close to 20gms.. Not sure if any are as dark as you are looking for. I picked up a couple of yards in a grayish oatmeal melange somewhat similar to one of the LL cloths. It's $29 per yard single width.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Unbel on here also recently had some cotton-cashmere blends made into trousers. Those sounded like a nice way to soften up cotton. He'll have to say where they're from though.

Like 90% sure this was from Drapers, but I will double check with my tailor on this one to find out.
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Can't do cream, would be too freaked about keeping it clean. Maybe tobacco linen?

I think tobacco is great. I'm having a suit made from a W Bill tobacco linen. Here's Gram Cleric with a photo of the same swatches
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Good call by Slew. This is the tobacco:

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Harrisons Mirage (Continued) (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some more of the designs available in the Harrisons Mirage range (as requested by some members)

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Here are some linens available in the Drapers 'Estate in Seta E Lino'. Its 8.5oz and has a nice texture and feel to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is from the Drapers 'Arcobaleno' range; its a silk/linen mix (with a very high silk content of around 80%) and is made in Scotland.

 

 

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This is from the Drapers 'Arcobaleno' range; its a silk/linen mix (with a very high silk content of around 80%) and is made in Scotland.
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Great stuff! I saw the bunch this afternoon I could easily pick 3 or 4 jackets from the book.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I've been thinking about getting a cotton suit as well, but in olive, as I think that's a harder color to pull off in other materials.

Careful my friend. Olive is pretty tough to pull off, significant downside in that you will look like a 70 year old that hasnt bought clothing in 30 years.
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Careful my friend. Olive is pretty tough to pull off, significant downside in that you will look like a 70 year old that hasnt bought clothing in 30 years.
That is exactly why I have an olive summer suit.
Smith's Finmeresco, for anyone who cares - it is a great mix of greens and black.
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Hope it's not too much of a thread derail, but does anybody have a photo of an olive suit they like? Not sure I have wee seen one.
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I just think of those worsted numbers that reek of a guy holding a black, grey, and navy suit at the end of a buy 1 get 3 free JAB spree and thinking...well, I need one more color...
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