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Occasionally I see tweedy woolen "suiting" from makers like Scabal and Dormeuil that I think would look good on its own as an odd jacket, but something about the finishing puts me off from going through with it -- like it is has a little bit of a slick, underlying sheen. Is this a property of those makers' predilections or more a function of them being finished as suiting? I expect an odd jacket to be totally matte and non refractive. By the way, when I say slick, I don't mean Italian slick, just the subtle light refraction you see in fine woolens. I guess my question is how much light refraction is considered acceptable in an odd jacket(even if it is a woolen tweed pattern) to avoid the whole orphaned suit jacket thing.

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Thinking about getting the Minnis 520 fresco for an my odd navy jacket, but the swatch looks rather blue with a slight grey tint. Does it come out darker  and less grey when made up?

Also, what is the difference between the fresco 1 and fresco 2 collection? (looks the same to me)

The 520 is not dark, and certainly not navy. My wife (British) describes it as "petrol blue." I say it is an RAF/air force blue, a rather unique-looking (and striking) color. It really reads as a blue when made up--doesn't really have a grey tint. Many of us (including me) have had it made up as a Blazersuit (blazer and pants) and I usually wear it as a suit. But it works perfectly as a blue blazer as well, with anything from grey trousers to cream linen pants to jeans. It is good stuff.
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Please do. Looking forward to this.

@TRINI

I got the package from Harrisons today. Will post pics soon.
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Here's a quick pic with a flash.

Will have to wait until tomorrow for natural light

The dark brown bottom four or five, plus the LL shetland (background) are my favorite.

The Moonbeam and the Saltire are too soft. The others are too light colored.

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Here's a quick pic with a flash.

Will have to wait until tomorrow for natural light

The dark brown bottom four or five, plus the LL shetland (background) are my favorite.

The Moonbeam and the Saltire are too soft. The others are too light colored.

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Thanks!

What are the second row, 2nd, 4th and 5th from top? How is the texture compared to the LL? Are they as spongy or are they dense?
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Those are moon. Not as spongy as ll Shetland
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Those are moon. Not as spongy as ll Shetland

Are they shetland or lambswool?
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Mixed. Ill get the type if wool later
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What about the first row? Particularly interested in the 4th. Thanks of this comparison!

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What about the first row? Particularly interested in the 4th. Thanks of this comparison!

Marling and Evans natural range
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The 2 directly above the P&H Hartwist swatch - are those Marling and Evans?

Thanks again for this and am looking forward to the natural light pics
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Marling and Evans natural range

 

Very nice! Would you know the reference number? Thanks.

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Looking to make up some cream or tan trouser for the summer- light wools and linen cotton mixes. Any leads?

Tia
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It's hard to go wrong with a linen suit for summer. If you already have a darker blue linen suit I would go for the khaki for a totally different look. I have a suit made with W Bill 60136 and I absolutely love this colour, also get lots of compliments when ever I wear it.

Here an image


 

That's fantastic.  Is that Orazio Luciano?

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That's fantastic.  Is that Orazio Luciano?

Thank you! It is, from Patrick Johnson's Napoli line.
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