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post #7831 of 11099
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post


Sator was an (in)famous SF member, who advocated (very) heavy cloths for every conceivable occasion. He claimed to wear 16oz. suitings to the beach, and purported that heavier cloths were actually more cooling.

Legend.

 

Don't care what you say bout Sator he's a motherflippin Rhymenocerus.  Peace G-unit wherever you at!

post #7832 of 11099
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Frontier is great stuff. I have a suit made from it and I know Steed thinks highly of it.

Have to agree. I know there are some negative comments about it, but the suit I have in Frontier is rock solid, nearly as good as Lesser's 9.5/10 oz. I'm getting ready to order another.
post #7833 of 11099
It's a good staple if you're looking for a 3-season workhorse kind of suit-- or better.
post #7834 of 11099
Now I feel more comfortable to convert my frontier to a "funded liability".

Stephen, please snap your window pane suit; Let's see if your tailor has done a good pattern match.
Edited by aton - 11/14/13 at 6:08pm
post #7835 of 11099
Does anyone know what the widths of Fresco fabrics are? Can't seem to find the answer anywhere.
post #7836 of 11099
I have just measured a piece of Fresco II 0576 - 1.6m wide including the labels.
post #7837 of 11099

Interesting comments on Frontier.  Harrison's are the only respectable product I can buy locally, but the turnover is so slow and the selection so limited, I suspect they just pick up ends of lines rather than whole books.  I can certainly never get any sensible answers on what is what.

 

So, any tips on where to buy Frontier? Sounds like just what I need.

post #7838 of 11099
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post


And if > 100, cloth should be > 20oz flannel.

 

:laugh:  Sometimes there is a place for heavier weight cloth: "The late King George VI had his woollen merchant John G. Hardy Ltd weave him a gray checked material of double the normal thickness that was made into a suit by the King's tailors, Benson & Clegg Ltd, so he could appear in public during the winter without wearing an overcoat" (Wall Street Journal, Oct. 4, 1955).

 

Makes sense in Boston (or NY or Montreal), when you're inevitably walking outside in the winter.  If JFK had followed that advice, he wouldn't have gotten ill after his inaugural!

post #7839 of 11099
Maybe he should have worn a hat after all.
post #7840 of 11099
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Interesting comments on Frontier.  Harrison's are the only respectable product I can buy locally, but the turnover is so slow and the selection so limited, I suspect they just pick up ends of lines rather than whole books.  I can certainly never get any sensible answers on what is what.

 

So, any tips on where to buy Frontier? Sounds like just what I need.

Hi mimo,

 

where do you live? The method of buying Harrisons products depends whether your area is covered by Harrisons agent.  

 

Maybe you can take a look at our webpage. We have uploaded photos of many Harrisons collections:)

post #7841 of 11099
Will you also be uploading photos of the Glenroyal bunch?
post #7842 of 11099
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Will you also be uploading photos of the Glenroyal bunch?

Hi RogerC, 

 

We will. Actually, we are still uploading some other collections step by step. For Glenroyal, it may be later since we don't have this book at this moment:embar:

post #7843 of 11099
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Originally Posted by aton View Post

I have just measured a piece of Fresco II 0576 - 1.6m wide including the labels.

Thanks aton! Its much appreciated.
post #7844 of 11099

Thank you Merino Bros - PM sent.

post #7845 of 11099
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Originally Posted by gyea View Post

Thanks aton! Its much appreciated.
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Welcome, Gyea.
I only have that piece of fresco. Must one day buy the sf uniform 520 ...
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