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As someone who lives in Atlanta, I opt for Spring/Summer weights. I find you can wear them 10-11 months out of the year here. I only have two pairs of flannels, the rest are frescos and tropicals. Granted, I "run hot."
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

As someone who lives in Atlanta, I opt for Spring/Summer weights. I find you can wear them 10-11 months out of the year here. I only have two pairs of flannels, the rest are frescos and tropicals. Granted, I "run hot."

I'm just coming to the realization that my heavily tweed and flannel leaning wardrobe is not going to do me any good when I move to Atlanta. Need. Fresco.
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ET,

Nice tweed. Will look into them. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

As someone who lives in Atlanta, I opt for Spring/Summer weights. I find you can wear them 10-11 months out of the year here. I only have two pairs of flannels, the rest are frescos and tropicals. Granted, I "run hot."

This man speaks the truth. I can comfortably wear linen nearly all year.
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I'm just coming to the realization that my heavily tweed and flannel leaning wardrobe is not going to do me any good when I move to Atlanta. Need. Fresco.

Not entirely true. It can get chilly in Decemeber, January, and February. And spring is always unpredictable. Except the pollen. That's like clockwork.
post #6590 of 9946
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Retail, pricing on cloth has gotten insane. I recall having ordered from Fox and all in cost, including customs and shipping was $66/m Base price was 33 Sterling/m
Granted, that was part of a group buy where we each ordered five different suiting lengths of 5m each, but it gives you an idea of the change.
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Not entirely true. It can get chilly in Decemeber, January, and February. And spring is always unpredictable. Except the pollen. That's like clockwork.

Oh yeah, I just really need to expand my summer wardrobe. Now, my summer pieces are more of an afterthought... They are going to have to become much more than that.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Retail, pricing on cloth has gotten insane. I recall having ordered from Fox and all in cost, including customs and shipping was $66/m Base price was 33 Sterling/m
Granted, that was part of a group buy where we each ordered five different suiting lengths of 5m each, but it gives you an idea of the change.
unreal. best to buy vintage
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Retail, pricing on cloth has gotten insane. I recall having ordered from Fox and all in cost, including customs and shipping was $66/m Base price was 33 Sterling/m
Granted, that was part of a group buy where we each ordered five different suiting lengths of 5m each, but it gives you an idea of the change.

I paid £45/m for Fox flannel via a London tailor about 18 months ago - more than doubled since then!
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

As someone who lives in Atlanta, I opt for Spring/Summer weights. I find you can wear them 10-11 months out of the year here. I only have two pairs of flannels, the rest are frescos and tropicals. Granted, I "run hot."

I'm surprised, I'd guess that I got at least a solid three months of wear out of my flannels this winter and I'm in MS.
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foo.gifHi guys!

Could someone please tell me where to find Paisley Bemberg Suit Linings online!!

Thanks in advance!!
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In Naples today, just about to go and found the first three cotton drill for this summer wear:
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

As someone who lives in Atlanta, I opt for Spring/Summer weights. I find you can wear them 10-11 months out of the year here. I only have two pairs of flannels, the rest are frescos and tropicals. Granted, I "run hot."

 

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


I'm just coming to the realization that my heavily tweed and flannel leaning wardrobe is not going to do me any good when I move to Atlanta. Need. Fresco.

 

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Originally Posted by Dewi View Post


This man speaks the truth. I can comfortably wear linen nearly all year.
Not entirely true. It can get chilly in Decemeber, January, and February. And spring is always unpredictable. Except the pollen. That's like clockwork.

 

Can you guys please guide me on this thread here, on how and where can / should I SOURCE and order the FABRIC from? I've read a lot here about summer suits but still kind of new on getting fabrics and getting it made. 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/352270/guidance-needed-summer-daily-suit-on-a-budget-source-fabric-tailor-etc 

 

I am leaning on Fresco due to it being the favorite on these forums but I am open to the following - Would like to know SOURCES & PRICING ranges. 

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(Top 2 choices of most of the reviewers)

- Fresco  (8 ounce, unlined Fresco)

- Seersucker 

 

Next in line:

- Linen (Crumples very easily & needs ironing after every wear)

- Cotton

- Tropical Wool

- Blends of Linen/ Cotton , Blends of Wool & Cotton/ Linen (Tropical Wools)

 

 

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QUESTIONS:

WHERE

- can I get these Fabrics? 

- large range/ variety to choose from? 

PRICE: 

What kind of price point/ range would EACH of them run? 

Any shops/ tailors that would have a wide range of these fabrics? (HK, BKK, India) 

Would they be less expensive if they were clubbed and bought straight at the Tailors?

post #6598 of 9946
If you're trying to save money, don't get fresco. It's more expensive than most of the other stuff on your list.
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Thread Starter 
Couple things about linen:

-It looks really great. The best summer look, IMO.

-You definitely should not be ironing it after every wear. If you can't bear to be seen in wrinkles, you are not ready for linen.

-It's cooling properties are, at least for me, over-stated. I believe that thread for thread linen wears cooler than anything else. E.g., my linen and line-cotton shirts wear much cooler than pure cotton. However, as a suiting or jacketing, linen needs to be woven in a substantial weight, 10 to 14 ounces is typical, and at that weight I find it wears warm. So, for me, the coolest wearing suits I have are the very light Minnis frescos, Wodehouse Summer Comfort (which is even lighter), and 7 ounce cotton.
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I just gently iron the creases in linen trousers after every wear; I don't mind the wrinkles but at the same time I like my trousers to have a crease. After ironing the creases there are still plenty of wrinkles present anyways. Unfortunately its cooling properties are even more over-stated for me :( . I sweat like crazy wearing the stuff, and once it's wet it takes ages to get dry. So it's pretty much just trousers for me, and I still prefer fresco or lightweight cotton....
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