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Originally Posted by smc View Post

Anyone seen/have a picture of the Hardy Minnis Alsport 2414? Supposed to be a dark blue hopsack.

Looking at the Huddersfield website, I think the wrong image is up. The photo looks, well, not blue at all.

It's also 590g. That's, what, 20oz? Not entirely sure I'm up for something that heavy. Curious to hear anything about it.


Just a drive-by note on this from a few days back - I think the problem with the Huddersfield site is they've taken a few of the pictures from very close up with a flash, completely washing out the colors.

 

I haven't seen any of the books, but I *think* for instance in the Fresco II collection - https://shop.hfwltd.com/collection/23 - the following are actually the same base color:

 

0531, 0552, 0557, 0559, 0562, 0564

0520, 0554, 0560

 

etc. Basically I think the "Colour" properties are correct, and any two swatches with the same "Colour" text are the same base colour, but the pictures are way off. I think the darker pictures are much closer to the actual colours. I'm sure some of the legends in this thread would have the actual sample books and could confirm, but it sure makes it difficult to order off the website with any reliability. The Alsport collection doesn't look as badly affected, but that one "blue" swatch sure does look like the same kind of washed-out photo.

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Has anyone made up the LL mistral? It seems spongier and less tightly woven than the Lesser 16. How does it wear? I've a length of mistral but haven't made it up yet.
post #8988 of 10753
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Has anyone made up the LL mistral? It seems spongier and less tightly woven than the Lesser 16. How does it wear? I've a length of mistral but haven't made it up yet.

I've had the grey and navy made up, although is a heavier weight the hopsack finish makes it breathable. It's one of the nicest hopsack i've seen, idea for traveling it doesn't crease easily even my tailor commented how great this cloth is to work with.

Here an image I've posted here earlier.

post #8989 of 10753
Nice looking suit!

I did a blazer in the navy, and agree with your evaluation. The main chore now is to figure out when to make the other patterns, and what flavor to pursue-- SB/DB, drape/classic SR. Normally, I'd blindly experiment but there isn't an infinite amount of the cloth, and the results will be unbelievably durable.
post #8990 of 10753
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Has anyone made up the LL mistral? It seems spongier and less tightly woven than the Lesser 16. How does it wear? I've a length of mistral but haven't made it up yet.

I have the dark grey and navy made up, really like both. The lesser navy hopsack is very nice as well, don't think you can go wrong with either.
post #8991 of 10753
Is the preferred Minnis Fresco weight here the 250-280g stuff? For example, the 0505 navy?

I've got a Sartorio SC in fresco, not sure of the exact weight.

I plan on using this suit in hot weather.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/174461/harrisons-firefly-fresco-opinions-and-experience/0_50#post_3114440
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Has anyone made up the LL mistral? It seems spongier and less tightly woven than the Lesser 16. How does it wear? I've a length of mistral but haven't made it up yet.

I had the Navy blue Mistral made up a few years ago. It is not tightly woven...especially to Lesser's 16oz stuff. I can actually wear it when the weather is in the low 70s and no problem with it indoors. Due to its open weave, it does not keep me as warm as I thought it would, so its more of a late spring through fall suit for me. My tailor enjoyed working with it. I look forward to RAF Mistral
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post

I had the Navy blue Mistral made up a few years ago. It is not tightly woven...especially to Lesser's 16oz stuff. I can actually wear it when the weather is in the low 70s and no problem with it indoors. Due to its open weave, it does not keep me as warm as I thought it would, so its more of a late spring through fall suit for me. My tailor enjoyed working with it. I look forward to RAF Mistral

Nice! Did you make lined or unlined?
post #8995 of 10753
Anyone know the exact fabric number for this Green Donegal cloth. I know caccioppolinapoli sells it. I was referred to Jodek. I believe the photo is from The Armoury in HK.
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post #8996 of 10753
Contact Cacciopoli they will respond immediately.
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I think that's the same one as I'm using for a SC. Nice stuff.
post #8998 of 10753
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Anyone know the exact fabric number for this Green Donegal cloth. I know caccioppolinapoli sells it. I was referred to Jodek. I believe the photo is from The Armoury in HK.

I don't have the exact number but it is from the cacioppolli book called "salt and pepper and covercoat". Try to get a large swatch if you can and be careful - that particular fabric can really wash out certain skin tones. I went with the more traditional gray from the same book.

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Contact Cacciopoli they will respond immediately.

I already contacted them. I was referred to Jodek.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I think that's the same one as I'm using for a SC. Nice stuff.

Is it a heavy cloth?
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

I don't have the exact number but it is from the cacioppolli book called "salt and pepper and covercoat". Try to get a large swatch if you can and be careful - that particular fabric can really wash out certain skin tones. I went with the more traditional gray from the same book.
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Good to know. Hopefully someone here has the swatch book. Please PM if anyone has or can obtain it. I will return it to you.
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I'm pretty sure mine was not from an overcoating book, so maybe it's a different fabric. I don't think it was that heavy, maybe 13 oz.
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