@jrd617 I'd be in on option 2a.
not to disrupt the tweedy flow, but just in case anyone was following, I was able to get huddersfield cloth to send me a couple of swatches of the 'cool new wool' stuff and then have a couple of suit lengths shipped to my tailor in HK, and it's definitely the Bateman Ogden Panache. Nice stuff, I'm having the HC1124 and HC1126 (huddersfield's numbers) made up. Definitely a bargain at the price. I got a couple of swatches of the Minnis Fresco to compare, and they seem pretty similar at least as swatches. Similar weights and openness of weave, similar hand (for me anyway). I also got some swatches of the Minnis QX stuff, kinda interesting...definitely not a tropical/summer cloth even though it's an 8.5-9.5oz plain weave, but might be a nice year-round/spring type cloth.