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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

You guys need to find a project for summer weight fabrics. You know, something that will not cook me like a pot roast.

Summer will be long over before the project will have been realised wink.gif
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It's 66 at 8am here and will be in the '80s today. Summer weight fabrics is not about summer. Summer weight fabrics is about the fact that the climate in the southern part of the US is fundamentally different than that in the north. I get to wear mid-weight jackets from mid-october to mid-march (if I'm lucky) and there's no way in hell that 15oz will ever do much more than sit in my closet and look pretty.
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There'll hopefully be a summer next year too guys.
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Finding good summer fabrics is hard in general. There's no shortage of tweed and tweed-like SC fabrics that I swoon over, but there's not a ton of summer stuff that I have seen that I loved.
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

There'll hopefully be a summer next year too guys.

My summer project is already in the works, so that's sort of a moot point. Thanks to C&A, I think I will have a nice winter as well. However, As much as I like everyone else gawk at all of this heavy stuff, it's little more than a fantasy.

Speaking of Trini, were you the one in the solaro thread interested in the lighter weight stuff? I found the swatches and was going to offer to send them along if you wanted to see them.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Finding good summer fabrics is hard in general. There's no shortage of tweed and tweed-like SC fabrics that I swoon over, but there's not a ton of summer stuff that I have seen that I loved.

I think I would agree with this. Summer is a very different season from the sort of conservative tack that MC has and you have greater variations in fabric. I feel like this frees you up which in some ways can be either intimidating or overloading.
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

Speaking of Trini, were you the one in the solaro thread interested in the lighter weight stuff? I found the swatches and was going to offer to send them along if you wanted to see them.

Hey MK, I was but now I'm leaning towards a cotton solaro. Probably this fabric from Ariston assuming it works with my skin tone:

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Trini,whats the weight of the cotton Ariston?I have Cacciopolli swatch book which also has cotton solaro in it and looking at getting a suiting length
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Trini,whats the weight of the cotton Ariston?I have Cacciopolli swatch book which also has cotton solaro in it and looking at getting a suiting length

240 grms I believe. How much is the Cacciopolli? I'd love to see pics if you have them available.
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The cotton "solaro" does not really have the same effect as the wool. the cotton looks almost like a self stripe when worn and its an ugly shade anyway. There is better cotton to wear as a suit and if you want the solaro effect, the wool is the best.
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

We'd need to get a quorum of about 20-25 people (60 meters) to order it from Reid

Also might scale it slightly down to achieve this look from Goldfinger.

I will tentatively call the cloth from this run the "Goldfinger tweed"

Waiting for a price quote. Expecting something in line with Harrisons.

(Not profiting off this in any way)


So far:
1. jrd617 in for 2.5 meters
2. @jerrybrowne in for 2.5 meters
3. @bertie in for 2.5 meters
4. @virchow in for 2.5 meters
5. @tchoy in for 2.5 meters
6. @fassbinder in for 2.5 meters
7. C&A in for 2.5 meters
8. @Despos - possibly in for several meters

Question marks:

@dopey?
@TRINI, any interest?

who else?

please put me down for 2.5m
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More solaro herringbone. Evidence further supports that I'm the only one who likes the twill.
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@jrd617 2.5m for me if you keep the scale and broken bone
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^ Definitely for a cloth without the herringbone.

Scale is up in the air. I personally think smaller would look better. It looks like a solid from a distance, but the texture becomes apparent at close range.

LL did a large scale barley and I don't think it looked great from a distance. Too "marled" / mottled looking
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bigger scale
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Photo credit to @Slewfoot

vs.

Smaller
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Edited by jrd617 - 4/1/14 at 8:26am
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

@jrd617 2.5m for me if you keep the scale and broken bone

I think this is to be a barleycorn, but I see what you mean by broken bone.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

The cotton "solaro" does not really have the same effect as the wool. the cotton looks almost like a self stripe when worn and its an ugly shade anyway. There is better cotton to wear as a suit and if you want the solaro effect, the wool is the best.

I really just want a non-plain tan cotton (or wool/linen) fabric. I'm not wedded to 'solaro' but it seems to be the one most readily available.

This is my inspiration (ignore the bracelets and everything else if you can)

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Happy to hear of any alternatives?
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