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Originally Posted by P-K-L View Post

I have a suit made from the heavier brother (9426) - I can recommend it too!

English & Town Classic is also very trust worthy, if you like a minor quasi-flannel finish.
I just can't believe how expensive is Dugdale fabrics now.
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add911_11 - glad you like the fabric! How warm would you say it wears? Is it wearable in NY Summers expect for the hottest days when you just want to wear a tee-shirt?
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

add911_11 - glad you like the fabric! How warm would you say it wears? Is it wearable in NY Summers expect for the hottest days when you just want to wear a tee-shirt?

I am a person who does not run hot.

For Royal Classic, It can easily be a suit for October to the End of easter), add an overcoat for the cold and windy days in Hong Kong (November to December)

For English Town Classic, it is a solid mid autumn to winter suiting in Hong Kong.

For reference, it is sunny and windy in the typical English Spring weather, still I am wearing mid weight flannel (13-14oz) suiting.

For your question, I guess as long as the weather is under 25 degrees C and not overly humid, I can wear a 12-13 oz all wool worsted or hopsack. Once past that, such as the Hong Kong summer at 30 degrees and humid, I can only wear fresco under the air conditioner.
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Calling all cloth experts...

Your thoughts on casual shoulder-season fabrics?

SF thead here. Advice appreciated!
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NEW LIGHTWEIGHT FRESCO TYPE CLOTH AT LL ALERT!!!

For purely selfish reasons combined with the fact that I'm a good guy, I am alerting you all to the new Piuma fabric over at London Lounge. It's basically like the 12/13oz Brisa, but 10/11oz. Could be the Ulimate Summer Fabric. It only took Michael two years to develop it from tests so I imagine it should be pretty damn nice. Orders can be placed now for light gray and navy blue. I'm doing both. Hopefully it'll close ASAP so a suit can be made by the end of Summer!

Here's what Michael has to say about it: "The PIUMA is a very tightly woven 10-11 ozs 4 ply travel cloth that does not feel like a travel cloth. It has a rich full hand as compared to its competitors. And it has the same draping qualities and the extreme wrinkle resistance of its kin, the Brisa and Mistral. It is a remarkable combination of strengths. And we will be able to make in in a large variety of colors and patterns. It is the 10-11 ozs I have always hoped for."

That is all.
Edited by Slewfoot - 4/29/13 at 8:03pm
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^ I was under the impression that the Piuma was more like 11 oz?

post #6232 of 10769
Correct! It's 10-11oz. Will edit my post and add Michael's thoughts on it.
post #6233 of 10769
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Correct! It's 10-11oz. Will edit my post and add Michael's thoughts on it.

 

Cool.

 

Slew - did you order the original Brisa? I'm a bit curious to how that performed, as I remain sceptical of the supposed superiority (justifying the much higher price) of Piuma to Fresco / Finmeresco.

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I have one suit made of Brisa and I really like it. The feel is more spongy than Fresco or Fimmeresco. This allows more give and comfort it seems. Fresco is super dy and crisp and Fimmeresco seems more like a traditional worsted. If the Piuma is just a lighter version of Brisa I'll be very happy.
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Interesting, thanks. I may take another look at Piuma then.

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I have one suit made of Brisa and I really like it. ...
Same
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The piuma RAF POW seems to be much more blue than the brisa, I like the more grey shade of the brisa

Piuma Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Brisa Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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^ Alden mentioned that both pics are off, and the two fabrics are very similar.
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Interesting stuff this Piuma.

Not sure that the Finnmeresco feels like a traditional worsted though. At least the 4 ply 11-12 oz doesn't feel quite like that to me. Open weave, definitely not as coarse as Fresco, but it strikes me as being dissimilar from trad worsteds.
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Anyone know a cloth merchant (preferably online or happy to ship) who sells wool-linen suiting? Prefer 11oz and above. Thanks.
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