Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Does the color of fabrics make a difference in the hand? I have a Minnis fresco in navy, and charcoal both in the same weight, but they feel very different and the weave is even so subtly different. Is that just what happens with different runs over time? They were purchased about a year apart from each other.
Yep, I have charcoal, mid gray, dark brown, and 0520 -- all in the 9/10 oz stuff. The dark brown is much softer than the others for some reason. I did order it a year or two before the others. When I got it, I was wondering why people thought it was a rough fabric. But after wearing a pair of unlined gray ones, I know.
I've also become of fan of the lightest weight fresco, 8/9 oz. I avoided it because Will once wrote that the knees bagged on a a pair of pants he had in it. But that hasn't been my experience. I got a pair from Luxire to test the fabric, then wore them for a couple days in Miami. I'm sold and will probably get more pants and a suit or two in that.
Originally Posted by XFactor What are the other next best alternatives? Just in case? I might just splurge for Frescos as a long term investment. Can you please share - The rate/ price for these fabrics you recommended? And how/ where can I source them? As you may have noticed I am rather new at this...
I am realizing that some of these fabrics are expensive but some information on price and sources and direction/ guidance on them would be nice.
The cloth can be purchased direct from their Huddersfield website. I think it's about 50 pounds per meter and you'd need 3.5-4.5 meters depending on your size and what kind of suit you'd like. Best to ask your tailor, as others have mentioned. A tailor will also be able to get the cloth for much cheaper than you can, although, he'll probably add some markup of his/her own.