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Gentlemen, could anyone recommend an online source of Fresco/Crispaire/Frontier or similar light suitings, that ships internationally?

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www.huddersfieldcloth.com
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Gentlemen, could anyone recommend an online source of Fresco/Crispaire/Frontier or similar light suitings, that ships internationally?

FWIW, those three cloths are, generally, mid-weight, not light. They are just porous. It may just be semantics, but also a meaningful difference for some.
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FWIW, those three cloths are, generally, mid-weight, not light. They are just porous. It may just be semantics, but also a meaningful difference for some.

 

Well, if we want to be pedantic smile.gif, then Fresco, Frontier and Crispaire are lightweight cloths* (with some exceptions in those collections). Finmeresco is the only true mid-weight with an open weave.

 

* Most tailors I have spoken with consider anything less than 11oz. to be lightweight, and roughly 11oz - 14oz. to be mid-weight.

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Thanks PB.

 

ZBro, Eustace; pedantry aside, any recommendations for other tropical suitings (and where to get them easily online), would be welcome too.

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Lesser has 8 oz tropical wool that has a good rep. I can't say personally - I'm getting a suit made up in it but it won't be ready for a while, so I won't be able to compare it to 8 oz. fresco until next summer.

http://www.harrisonsofedinburgh.com/collections.html?cs=hl

There's a link on the website that lists agents who you can contact for direct sales.
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Perhaps it is just living in a warmer/muggier climate that shades my perspective. I consider those cloths in the 10 oz., give or take, range to be relatively year round, with exceptions for the height of summer and winter. Although, with partial lining, they become a little more cool wearing. I think of lightweight as the tropical cloths, in that 7-8 oz. range.
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Thanks PB.

 

ZBro, Eustace; pedantry aside, any recommendations for other tropical suitings (and where to get them easily online), would be welcome too.

 

Minnis Fresco - available on the HFW Huddersfield website

Harrison's Frontier or Cape Breeze - Call Isles Textiles in NY (they take cut-length orders)

Lesser's Super Tropical - Isles again

Dugdale has a bunch of lightweight offerings - www.huddersfieldcloth.com

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IME, the lightest fresco wears the coolest. Lesser tropical is slightly heaver and not so open. it holds its shape better but is not quite so cool. Very light (7 ounce) cotton also wears cool.

Other summer staples such as mohair and linen do not wear as cool, at least not for me, but I still like them as a fashion statement.

But, as noted, in weather like this, you are fcuked no matter what you wear.
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Worth noting that Minnis will be releasing a new collection next week called Sunara - 70% Fresco / 30% Mohair. Should be worth a look.

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But, as noted, in weather like this, you are fcuked no matter what you wear.

The sooner one realizes this the better. One can try and negate just how fucked (hot) one will be by the slightest increments, but I've learned to accept the fact that no matter what you wear in hot, muggy Summers you're fucked. Suck it up and deal or just wear shorts. Here endeth the lesson.
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And too much talk recently and not enough pictures...very happy to see LL re-commissioning this fabric. Always wanted it.

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The sooner one realizes this the better. One can try and negate just how fucked (hot) one will be by the slightest increments, but I've learned to accept the fact that no matter what you wear in hot, muggy Summers you're fucked. Suck it up and deal or just wear shorts. Here endeth the lesson.

 

Why so angry, Slew? Did you just discover Franzia?

 

Agree on the LL Shetland - I placed an order as well - always had my eye on that one.

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The sooner one realizes this the better. One can try and negate just how fucked (hot) one will be by the slightest increments, but I've learned to accept the fact that no matter what you wear in hot, muggy Summers you're fucked. Suck it up and deal or just wear shorts. Here endeth the lesson.

 

Thank you very much, gents.  It seems huddersfieldcloth.com and hfwltd.com (when their shop is back up), are the only sources where one can actually browse and order direct.

 

There is pretty much no winter where I live, and the summers are extraordinarily hot.  So I take the "suck it up" route myself.  But it would be nice to at least mitigate it a little.  At the moment I've a bunch of suits in linen, but thought I'd check out these other options to have a better combination of business formality and light wearing - the linen always looks a little casual to me.

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I don't think slew is the type to get angry at the weather.

I however definitely am.
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