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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I dunno I don't have any fresco type weaves but they always feel a bit like some of the girls from my country town , thick, rough and harsh.

I've felt some fresco from Minnis (I think ) and it had a very nice hand - quite soft and a bit spongy. Looked like it would be great for air circulation and the more open weave gave it a bit of a casual, summery look.
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I've felt some fresco from Minnis (I think ) and it had a very nice hand - quite soft and a bit spongy. Looked like it would be great for air circulation and the more open weave gave it a bit of a casual, summery look.

 

'Ultimate cool garment' apparently: https://www.gentlemansgazette.com/fresco-wool-fabric-suit-outfit/

 

In other news I've flipped my blog over to a new url and format. As part of that relaunch I've done a comparison of 5 online MTM shirt companies that I've used; hopefully it's useful to some -- I've seen a few of the regulars in this thread post in the Luxire thread.

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In other news I've flipped my blog over to a new url and format. As part of that relaunch I've done a comparison of 5 online MTM shirt companies that I've used; hopefully it's useful to some -- I've seen a few of the regulars in this thread post in the Luxire thread.

Great work.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I've felt some fresco from Minnis (I think ) and it had a very nice hand - quite soft and a bit spongy. Looked like it would be great for air circulation and the more open weave gave it a bit of a casual, summery look.
Thats interesting - my experience on feeling that the hand was a bit skritchy and stiff - and see through in trousers - but I must admit I haven't looked around much and might have been feeling inferior stuff - - it does get hyped by the cognoscenti and I've been meaning to look into it a bit more seriously.

Whats the advantage over linen though? - a bit more worsted look - City and Hard and a bit less louche?

On the other hand though I'm kinda of the opinion that when its that hot, at least here in Australia, we, entirely appropriately, ditch the jacket altogether.

Fresco / Crispaire stuff seems designed for a UK "summer" which is a bit of a weird concept as far was we are concerned. Whilst its good to be cool (in all senses of the word) I'm not altogether convinced of the small incremental improvements in actual cool temp purported to be offered by some fabrics and modes of dressing. Especially at higher temps. Say 35C+ or even 30C+.

But I do believe in wearing stuff that looks "summery" even if no actual temp improvement is measurable. As far as I can see Fresco/Crispaire doesn't look that cool - although I admit to not, knowingly at least, ever having worn any, and certainly confess to not paying it enough attention to make a detailed definitive judgment.
Edited by fxh - 3/2/14 at 3:22am
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Originally Posted by kayhill View Post

'Ultimate cool garment' apparently: https://www.gentlemansgazette.com/fresco-wool-fabric-suit-outfit/
J man - some quites from the above URL:
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Also due to its high twist, it has a rather coarse feel to it and a rather hard touch
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Fresco does not only have a coarse hand and a dense structure
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


Great work.

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I've felt some fresco from Minnis (I think ) and it had a very nice hand - quite soft and a bit spongy. Looked like it would be great for air circulation and the more open weave gave it a bit of a casual, summery look.

I thought this too, and had a quarter-lined suit made up in the 8-9oz mid-grey fresco. In my experience, the cloth is nice and airy when there is a breeze but wears really warm otherwise. I put it down to the coarse weave that seems to hold heat and keep it close to the body.

I really like the wool crepe that PJ carry as a similar, but cooler cloth. It is slightly crisper to the hand but still has a lot of texture and wears cooler, at least to me.
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Autumn is here. Sivigla jacket 80% Shetland wool and 20% cashmere. Unlined and completely unstructured. Grey with blue houndstooth pattern. First day wearing - will drop it to tailor to take in the waist.
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The Italian industrialist look today:



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The Italian industrialist look today: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Did you wear your watch over your sleeve?

 

First day of Uni today. Ugg boots everywhere. Time to go to the pub.

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Looking sharp as ever, Gerry!

First day of new job today. Rain is killing my mirror shine frown.gif
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Good luck TFP. Hope it all goes well. Don't stress about the shoes.
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So I'm a married man now.

Just wanted to thank everyone again for helping out with suggestions, orders, loans, etc.
the day went well apparently though I don't remember a lot. Few pics to come when I get them.
Good thing I got the Vanda tie as my Passagio Cravatte arrived an hour too late and irl was much more vintage than I expected. Only issue was Vanda don't truck with such menial things as keepers. Female relatives kept coming up to me thought the day to 'help fix the tie'. Felt like I was 8 years old again
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Congratulations ovlov.

Anyone here going to this on Saturday (or any of the other days)? I am heading along for the Saturday session.

http://www.acmi.net.au/fof_antionios_colours.aspx

Antonio's Colours (I colori di Antonio)
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Unclassified 15+
Gianluca Migliarotti, 63 mins, Italy, 2013, Digital Betacam, Italian, Japanese and English with English subtitles. Source: Kid Dandy Productions, Italy.

Renowned for exquisite Florentine tailoring, Antonio Liverano and his team of dedicated craftspeople create exceptional menswear for a fortunate selection of international clients.

The male equivalent of haute couture, Antonio fuses decades of design and construction know-how with his own personal style.

Director Gianluca Migliarotti follows Antonio and his heir apparent, the erudite Takahiro Osaki, as they visit the iconic Hong Kong store The Armoury, before moving onto Japan to meet with clients, fans and staff who appreciate the special qualities of a Liverano suit.

Screens with Reflections (2013, 4 mins) by the multi-award winning Folie à Deux. Model Kate Peck runs riot around Melbourne in a cavalcade of local fashion designers' concoctions. Reflections is a finalist in the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival short film competition.

A discussion about tailoring in Melbourne will follow the screening on Sat 8 Mar at 2.30pm. Christian Kimber (Henry Bucks), Adriano Carbone (Master Tailor) and Mitchell Oakley Smith (Manuscript) will join Luc Wiesman (D'Marge) on stage.

Thu 6 Mar 2014, 1.30pm
Sat 8 Mar 2014, 2.30pm
Sun 9 Mar 2014, 4.30pm
Tue 11 Mar 2014, 6.30pm

Location ACMI Cinemas
Admission Full $16 Concession $12.50 ACMI Member $11
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Did you wear your watch over your sleeve?

 

I sometimes wear my heart on my sleeve but never a watch.

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