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Minnis fresco or mohair for unlined suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by macaroni, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    I remember taking very complicated walks through all the indoor overhead paths in Central to avoid ever stepping out of air conditioning for more than 2 minutes.

    When do you intend to wear your 15oz fresco?


    Today and tomorrow will be fine. anytime between 13-25C.
     
  2. gshen

    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    exactly why people are dressed like pigs here in SG!
     
  3. rottencanadian

    rottencanadian Well-Known Member

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    I invite you to come to Hong Kong for spring break.

    On a different note, I have hardly seen RTW makers use fresco/finmeresco/crispaire. Mohair yes, but not fresco.


    +1. Anyone know why there isn't moar available? I've seen exactly zero in fresco.
     
  4. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    I invite you to come to Hong Kong for spring break. On a different note, I have hardly seen RTW makers use fresco/finmeresco/crispaire. Mohair yes, but not fresco.
    We have this special commission LINEN fresco by Ringjacket coming in. [​IMG]
     
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    rottencanadian Well-Known Member

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    We have this special commission LINEN fresco by Ringjacket coming in. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    We have this special commission LINEN fresco by Ringjacket coming in. [​IMG]

    A linen fresco! That's a rare breed. As fresco is a trade mark of one company only (and that company, to the limited extent of my knowledge, produced no fresco in linen), so I assume the name of the fabric is a description of the weave of the linen then a fresco-linen blend?
     
  7. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    Yes very rare - Yes, the fabric describes the weave of the linen. The original name is in Japanese, so I adapted a name for it [​IMG]
     
  8. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    Out here, fresco is a almost 3-season fabric.
     
  9. Lightbringer

    Lightbringer Senior member

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    Out here, fresco is a almost 3-season fabric.

    Does this include your summers or your winters?
     
  10. macaroni

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    I've just ordered 280-310 g. fresco in wheat for an unlined suit.

    It will be SB 3 roll to 2 buttons, patch pockets.
    Trousers with turn ups and and two pleats. I will share photos one the suit is finished.
     
  11. gyalos

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    I would just said don't wear a suit at all when it is 30+C/90+F. [​IMG]

    Truer words have never been spoken in here.
     
  12. ApplesHK

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    The frescos are no doubt cheaper but I did have a look at some Cape Kid at The Armoury a while back. Gorgeous stuff. (Harrison's Cape Kid, from memory it was 60% Mohair and 40% Wool) and had only a slight sheen. The chap in the shop told me that the mohair worked like linen and that is, it absorbs and releases moisture,which makes it more comfortable than wool in hot weather. It also resists wrinkles
    better than wool. That being said, HK from Mid May onwards is not suit wearing territory for me.
     
  13. XFactor

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    Great for the humid weather in HK right now. Not too hot yet but the airiness will keep you cool.


    What would be the best for 90+ weather?
     

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