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post #6181 of 11721
I have not tried any brisa cloths, maybe slew can comment on it. From my understanding the piuma is the same thing only lighter weight
post #6182 of 11721
I like the Brisa stuff. I only have the RAF POW which I haven't worn much, but I like the spongy / stretchy quality mentioned above. For me, the just adds more comfort than the Minnis. We'll see how cool it wears come the Summer! I get the impression it will do nicely.

Definitely looking forward to the Piuma! Hoping they do a light gray sometime.
post #6183 of 11721
Are there any photos of the Brisa or Piuma? I checked London Lounge and didnt see any photos.
post #6184 of 11721
There should be more than enough pictures of the Brisa, on the Piuma, Alden clearly said pictures would come along soon.

Also, no longer unfunded, as off to Hong Kong tomorrow: one pair of morning trousers, one Worsted Alsport and one Riviera for the summer.

post #6185 of 11721
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

Are there any photos of the Brisa or Piuma? I checked London Lounge and didnt see any photos.

Here is one of my Brisa suit from my blog, you can't see much of the fabric. Let me know if you want a close up I can take a photo in the daylight tomorrow.


http://lindenway.tumblr.com/post/42678772167/subskin-tc-in-bntailor-suit-this-was-the-very
post #6186 of 11721
What are your impressions of the fabric Choy?
post #6187 of 11721
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

There should be more than enough pictures of the Brisa, on the Piuma, Alden clearly said pictures would come along soon.

Also, no longer unfunded, as off to Hong Kong tomorrow: one pair of morning trousers, one Worsted Alsport and one Riviera for the summer.


Who's will be the HK tailor?
post #6188 of 11721
Peter Lee. I'm still quite happy with products and service.
post #6189 of 11721
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

Here is one of my Brisa suit from my blog, you can't see much of the fabric. Let me know if you want a close up I can take a photo in the daylight tomorrow.


http://lindenway.tumblr.com/post/42678772167/subskin-tc-in-bntailor-suit-this-was-the-very

Sure when you get a moment. Suit looks great.
post #6190 of 11721
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What are your impressions of the fabric Choy?

Brisa is a 3 ply high twist cloth around 12-13 oz. It's similar to Minnis Fresco, both are tightly woven but Brisa has a much softer hand. It does feels lighter than the weight suggested, It drapes very well and doesn't crease easily, it's ideal travel cloth.

As Slewfoot mentioned above it's much more comfortable to wear especially when it comes to trousers. I find the Minnis trousers rather scratchy. I haven't been able to wear the Brisa suit in the Sydney summer it's just too heavy but I find with our mild climate here I managed to use it for the other 3 seasons. Hopefully the new lighter weight Piuma will be the ideal summer cloth.
post #6191 of 11721
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

Sure when you get a moment. Suit looks great.

H&S Crispaire


Brisa Navy



Brisa POW


Minnis Fresco

Here are a few comparison shoes of the different Frescos, hope this helps.
post #6192 of 11721
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

Brisa is a 3 ply high twist cloth around 12-13 oz. It's similar to Minnis Fresco, both are tightly woven but Brisa has a much softer hand. It does feels lighter than the weight suggested, It drapes very well and doesn't crease easily, it's ideal travel cloth.

Believe you mean high twist rather than tightly woven since they're both obviously pretty open, breezy weaves.
post #6193 of 11721
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Believe you mean high twist rather than tightly woven since they're both obviously pretty open, breezy weaves.

Tightly woven probably is the incorrect term. What I was trying to say is the cloth is quite dense for a open weave.

I believe I got the navy Brisa from you some time ago, thanks for that it work out very well.
post #6194 of 11721
Cloth experts:

Interested in the name of the weave in coat 1 and plaid pattern in coat 2. Any help is appreciated.

Sportcoat 1:




Sportcoat 2:




Thanks.
post #6195 of 11721

Top one looks to be a Donegal in a black and white barleycorn weave, although without highres pics it could be a herringbone.

 

Second I would call a microcheck or small check with a contrasting overcheck, something similar here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-PURE-CASHMERE-JACKETING-COATING-FABRIC-Brioni-/320991746370?pt=UK_Crafts_Fabric&hash=item4abc995942

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