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That fabric is amazing. I'm in for 1933 or 1934.
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I'd probably be in for 2.5 for any of those but 1935. Are the colors more accurate in the group or close-up shots?

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I'd probably be in for 2.5 for any of those but 1935. Are the colors more accurate in the group or close-up shots?

I would say more accurate in the close-up shots. I took photos instead of scans in natural light. Not in direct sunlight. I can try to get some in direct sunlight if you guys want.
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^ I'd be interested in seeing direct sunlight shots, since I'm not familiar with how hemp-blend fabric interacts with light.

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^ I'd be interested in seeing direct sunlight shots, since I'm not familiar with how hemp-blend fabric interacts with light.

they let off smoke and get you in a mellow mood.
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they let off smoke and get you in a mellow mood.

 

Well played, Ed. Well played.

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1933 interests me the most, but I could maybe be convinced into 1937 or 1938. I'd want 3.5 meters.
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I created a sales thread for the Delfino Hemp/Wool. Will help keep the clutter down in this thread. If interested parties would please take a look and post there, would be helpful. Thank you.
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Thank you all for sharing the detailed insights. 

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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.

 

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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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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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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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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.

Nice :) 

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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.

I agree mimo. I agree big time. 

 

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I know that you are referring to Dario and still burning about our previous exchange ages ago. But this is a dispute of a different order. It's not a matter of what I like or don't like. It's about whether a business is cheating it's customers. Obviously the nuance is lost on you. In the real world difrerences of taste are treated differently that disputes about honesty.

 

Dear ETKL - With your rapid fire outbursts and number of posts it did 2 things for the worse: 

- Points out some reason why you are on a super DEFENSE parade for them

- What was a small little mention that was forgotten, has now been fueled and made memorable by your arguing. 

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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.

Not mad at all. Just taking Manton's logic to the next (realistic) level.

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

I however definitely am.

It's all true!

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I'm ordering my fresco shorts now. What do you think would be the proper weight? biggrin.gif

As long as you're going commando you could probably handle up to 42oz...43oz would be silly though.
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Hello,

Anyone know where one can source linen or linen cotton blends appropriate for trousers? I am specifically looking for herringbones, POW, windowpane etc. Basically, non-solid patterns.

TIA
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post


1933 interests me the most, but I could maybe be convinced into 1937 or 1938. I'd want 3.5 meters.

1933 interests me most as well. Looks like a great pattern for a summer jacket and the weave is really interesting.

 

I wonder if folks in this thread have experience with hemp/wool blends? I'm very interested in the group buy, but have no idea what to expect from the cloth. I've read hemp is durable as a fabric, but not much beyond that in terms of drape, breathability, etc. Cheers.

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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Hello,

Anyone know where one can source linen or linen cotton blends appropriate for trousers? I am specifically looking for herringbones, POW, windowpane etc. Basically, non-solid patterns.

TIA

No one?
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No one?

 

   the only ones i'm that familiar with are samuelsohn.  the linen & blends for their spring / summer SC collection are pretty decent i think

   getting your hands on their linen fabric alone to have your own made will be damn near impossible from my experience

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