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post #7036 of 11056
Anyone have experience with fresco cloth as a tie? I have some remnant tobacco fresco that was gathering dust, and just gave it to Greg to make into a three or six-fold.
post #7037 of 11056
Sounds promising.
post #7038 of 11056
For what it's worth, I love navy flannel suits. That is, I love my navy flannel suit, because I can honestly say I have never encountered another one IRL.

It is probably my favorite winter suit. I'm surprised at the bad press here and can't quite put my finger on why anyone would not find that awesome smile.gif
post #7039 of 11056
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

It is probably my favorite winter suit. I'm surprised at the bad press here and can't quite put my finger on why anyone would not find that awesome smile.gif

Plain blue thick wooly fabrics either remind me as an overcoat material or a winter blazer,It is up to the person's taste.

BTW, those Alden flannel by Fox are grossly overpriced.
post #7040 of 11056

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15oz. Plain navy flannel from Minnis:

 

700

post #7041 of 11056
Thread Starter 
the fibers have so much spring that they tend to burst the seams. that is, the folds don't want to hold, the cloth wants to stretch itself out flat again. If that makes sense.

So, if you do it, beware, and definitely don't do more than 3 folds.
post #7042 of 11056
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15oz. Plain navy flannel from Minnis:
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700

inlove.gif Who made that up for you?
post #7043 of 11056
What the hell is wrong with you people? Messing with scraps of fresco to make a tie is a PITA and, to me, seems pointless. If you want a dry-finish solid wool tie, call Paul Winston. His lambswool ties are made in the US, cost $35 and came in a dozen colors at one point, though I don't know what is left. I think Dieworkwear did a nice post on it, and you can see the colors there (or maybe on Ivy Style, or both). The only knock is that the lining is thick so I tie a very tight FIH.
The light brown and lighter-than-navy-that-he-calls-navy and the navy-that-he-calls-midnight are great.

Here: http://putthison.com/post/46511739825/35-lambswool-ties-id-like-to-meet-paul-winston
post #7044 of 11056
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

inlove.gif Who made that up for you?

Looks like A&S.
post #7045 of 11056
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post


Looks like A&S.

 

Yup, A+S

post #7046 of 11056
Easy there, tiger. Worse things have done than using leftover fabric to make a tie.

Actually, a fresco banana hammock would be nice, too.
post #7047 of 11056
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

 - Not sure what you mean by 'reinforced'?
 - Started w/ the heavier cloths, but have since had it on 10oz. suitings as well
 - Held up well - had my first pair w/ this design delivered over 3 years ago, and it's been used often w/ no issues

Many thanks - very interesting. Had not seen that before. With reinforced I meant that additional fabric could have perhaps been added to the inside of the 'belt', but it sounds like that is not the case.
post #7048 of 11056
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Many thanks - very interesting. Had not seen that before. With reinforced I meant that additional fabric could have perhaps been added to the inside of the 'belt', but it sounds like that is not the case.

 

Oh, got it - no, that's not the case - there is no interlining, but the fabric is double-backed.

post #7049 of 11056
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Originally Posted by martinsth View Post

Been searching this thread for views on the above mentioned fabric - ie Minnis Fresco 0577, which is a mix with 30% mohair. Does anybody have any experience on whether this wears warmer or as cool compared to other fresco fabrics?

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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

^ I would stick with the regular all wool fresco, the 8-9oz is the most comfortable in heat

Anyone else have any experience/views on whether a fresco mixed with 30% mohair (like the Minnis 0577) wears warmer than an all fresco fabric?
post #7050 of 11056
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Anyone else have any experience/views on whether a fresco mixed with 30% mohair (like the Minnis 0577) wears warmer than an all fresco fabric?

It wears a tad cooler probably due to the mohair content, but it is significantly pricklier especially on the trousers if you do them unlined.
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