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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. DavideMiguel85

    DavideMiguel85 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you both!

    I have not heard of this fresco before, but it sounds like this is the best thing for the heat and humidity of the summer. Unfortunately, I can't seem to really find any in the UK... Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    https://shop.hfwltd.com/collection/23

    It's very popular among the SF crowd.
     
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  3. Monkeyface

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    Most tailors in the UK will stock it or be able to order it from Huddersfield.
     
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  4. Dinjango

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    Just to note that in general, fresco is more of a suiting cloth. In case you are looking for a jacketing instead.
     
  5. DavidLane

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    Wondering if anyone has a suits length they are willing to part with of the Minnis Tobacco Fresco put together by Derek @dieworkwear put together?

    Thanks in advance.

    DL-
     
  6. DavidLane

    DavidLane Well-Known Member

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    Also, I ordered a pair of Incotex 100% wool, super 120's trousers from Ehaberdasher, and I am curious what the cloth might be. Does anyone know who makes the cloth for Incotex? Image below, really nice cloth and hand. Holds a crease exceptionally well.
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    Thanks again,

    DL-
     
  7. DavideMiguel85

    DavideMiguel85 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen one in the flesh - does fresco look a bit odd as a jacket only? Or is it a matter of market demands for what is seen out there OTR?

    I'll have to think about this. In honesty, it's only 1-2 months a year when it would have any use to me - I am more of a tweed person (UK). If I had my local tailor make one from scratch, it would be £600-£700, which is more than I would have liked to part with for something with quite limited application.

    I had in mind finding something reasonable and just having it adjusted OTR (which as my body shape is quite average, isn't too difficult, and would likely satisfy me).

    Thanks for introducing me to fresco, this is now on my books!
     
  8. Monkeyface

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    I wear fresco at least 6-7 months out of the year in London.
     
  9. aravenel

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    The fresco books are very suit-centric. The blue frescos make good blazers, but that's about it.
     
  10. Grammaton Cleric

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    +1
     
  11. DavideMiguel85

    DavideMiguel85 Well-Known Member

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    Cool, noted. A blue/navy blazer it will be.

     
  12. forex

    forex Well-Known Member

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    Couple suiting also for sale, navy blue and charcoal Lesser and Huddersfield. Pm for more details, basic workhorse fabrics.

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  13. DocHolliday

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    Manton sure loves drape.
     
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  14. Concordia

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    The Thin Man strikes again!
     
  15. Concordia

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    If the sand were a dark enough shade, that might be of interest, as it's not as solid as most of the others.
     
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  17. Manton

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    There used to be a B&W glen plaid that might make an OK jacket. I'd still prefer another cloth in that pattern though.
     
  18. emptym

    emptym Well-Known Member

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    I have a dark brown fresco blazersuit (3 patch, full Manton orthodoxy) and wear the jacket w/ odd pants often. The light and medium gray frescos make great odd pants. I might try the sand someday too.


    Ah, a rare shot of PB in his mid gray years.
     
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  19. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Can't be, he only wears white shirts.
     
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  20. emptym

    emptym Well-Known Member

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    Now, but such was the wildness of his youth. You'll notice the white socks. They slowly worked their way up. Next is the legendary hair.
     
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