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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

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.

I agree. I just find that the Fimmeresco is most like a traditional worsted in terms of the cloths that are described as Fresco-ish. Crispaire is also quite similar.
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Thread Starter 
Finnmeresco is more fresco-ey than Crispaire, which looks and feels no different than most tropicals.
post #6243 of 11742
You're probably right. I haven't looked at the Crispaire book in years, likely for that reason.
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The Piuma update is really interesting. Slew - do you know if it's going to have the spongy qualities of Brisa? I didn't seem to read that in the thread.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Finnmeresco is more fresco-ey than Crispaire, which looks and feels no different than most tropicals.

Crispaire is definitely a lot smoother than all the other frescos but I'd never confuse it for a worsted. People who don't know / care about these sorts of things have called it burlap unprompted.
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

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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That actually is my suit in the second photo. The Brisa is more grey than blue.

Alden mentioned both cloths are very similar and the photo of the Piuma swatch is more blue than reality.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Finnmeresco is more fresco-ey than Crispaire, which looks and feels no different than most tropicals.

Manton Finnmeresco by Smiths feels like tropical wool? Any suggestions for a Navy odd jacket in Hopsack? Thank you.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

The Piuma update is really interesting. Slew - do you know if it's going to have the spongy qualities of Brisa? I didn't seem to read that in the thread.

Good question! My gut tells me it will be very similar, but we'll see. Just posted on the Piuma thread on LL asking as much.
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Has anyone seen Harrisons (Burley) in person? They just set up their ebay store and some of it looks very interesting from a price standpoint.


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Super-130s-All-Wool-Suiting-Dk-Grey-Plain-502B-3-5m-112-50-Without-VAT-/110431549595?pt=UK_Crafts_Fabric&hash=item19b63bb89b&_uhb=1#ht_754wt_1163
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Originally Posted by wetnose View Post

Has anyone seen Harrisons (Burley) in person? They just set up their ebay store and some of it looks very interesting from a price standpoint.


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Super-130s-All-Wool-Suiting-Dk-Grey-Plain-502B-3-5m-112-50-Without-VAT-/110431549595?pt=UK_Crafts_Fabric&hash=item19b63bb89b&_uhb=1#ht_754wt_1163

I have never tried their super fabrics. However, I can ascertain that their arthur harrison and all wool worsted (360g) are very good, if you like if you like a clean finish.
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

Manton Finnmeresco by Smiths feels like tropical wool? Any suggestions for a Navy odd jacket in Hopsack? Thank you.

Use Smith's Fresco for any odd jackets, their finish is weave is 'rougher' than the typical tropical worsted.

Both are mutually exclusive, I find the Fresco range was intended to be a causal suiting fabric. Even tropical worsted was more formal and intended for business usage.
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I have never tried their super fabrics. However, I can ascertain that their arthur harrison and all wool worsted (360g) are very good, if you like if you like a clean finish.

They are different companies. A Harrison is owned by Bulmer Lumb, the same company that owns Taylor & Lodge. It gets especially confusing given that Harrisons of Edinburgh is a third distinct company with the Harrison name.
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I thought I'll this here since we have been discussing the Piuma.

LL Brisa in POW bespoke, Ascot chang, Vanda tie, Drakes PS, Saint Crispins




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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

I thought I'll this here since we have been discussing the Piuma.

LL Brisa in POW bespoke, Ascot chang, Vanda tie, Drakes PS, Saint Crispins

Nice fit. Would that be considered a "nipped waist"?
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