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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. nabilmust

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    I want to watch it again, for the 97th time.
    I have a length of the Minnis fresco in black for a tux commission later. It's in the 250/280g weight. It is quite see through. Which is why I'm going half lined instead of my usual quarter lined. In fact, in this weather, I'd say go full lined.

    My reason for quarter/half-lining was that I lived in Singapore.

    I can't comment on the draping, but with the right amount and proper canvassing, it would still be quite majestic.
     
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    Fresco for a tux - that's interesting.

    The more lining you have, the hotter it's going to be, hence I feel that's a bit counter productive to go for a full lining based on the purpose of the suit/fabric...?
     
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    I don't personally have experience with Minnis Fresco. From what I have heard others say, it is breezy as, and hard wearing ++. However another person has told me it is slightly stiff and hence the "drape" problem.

    I love quarterlined construction, but it does tend to wear the jacket out faster than fully lined, from what I hear. Minnis quarter lined would be the bomb. Layer up if you need more warmth. Also, it depends on the tailor. Who are you getting it done with? Nothing quite like a well made, soft shoulder, minimally canvassed, quarterlined jacket. Unlined pants only if you want to wear them in 35 degree heat. Otherwise, line those mofos.
     
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    I dunno, the traditional barathea is a pretty dry, crunchy weave. Why not fresco, I say!

    Nabil: what are you planning for trimmings? I'd imagine a nice grosgrain silk with very little sheen would look amazing.
     
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    Amen. 70% of the jackets I have.
     
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    Yeah, I want to try out the interesting interplay between the texture of the fresco and the satin (lapels).

    And fresco was the foremost choice because of climate.

    As for the last point - it's not all that counterproductive if you're not going to be in 33 degrees/90% humidity year-round.
     
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    Checkstar,

    Look up Dior Entracte 2.

    1. Mainstream brand obviously
    2. Come in variety of colours light/dark tortoiseshell
    3. You can pick them up pretty cheap too.
     
  13. lachyzee

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    Fair enough.

    I'm looking at this as a summer suit, but I'll add in a vest to give it a few more months of wearability (use from Sept / May, instead of just Nov / March).

    So I'll probably go for a jacket that's very light (quarter or half lined), and maybe knee lined trousers... Ideally I'd get the trousers unlined, but I do worry about them being too see through.
     
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    Oh wait, I do have something in the Minnis Fresco, and in that weight. Was made way back in 2010, quarterlined.

    Pardon the circa 2010 Blackberry photo quality.

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    If any of the Melbourne members are ANZ Bank customers, it might be worth your while to head down to Docklands and check out the new concept branch opened there today. Very different from the usual ANZ branch, and some new tech in action.

    I have no affiliation with ANZ, other than they pay my salary. :)

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    So I am assuming that most thread participants would have been all over this?
     
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    ^ How come every kickstarter project I've ever looked at is so shit?
     
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    Re Clarks DB anyone recently purchase a pair? On the site it says narrow fit are we talking F here? and if so anyone size up a half size?
     
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    And people actually pledged for that. As if they wanted it to be a reality. :facepalm:
     
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    Impressed with Mr Porter (and by extension DHL) and the service so far. Order placed around 11pm on Thursday evening and has just arrived at my house now (Monday 4pm). Something to look forward to when I get home.
     
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