Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.
I should start wearing pants to my fittings then.
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Quick question on the Minnis 0500. I know some folks have funded their liabilities on this, but I'm only halfway through the thread right now so not sure how these turned out. I'd appreciate some views whether light permeability is a big issue. I'm grabbing some 0500 this weekend and contemplating how lined should the jacket and trousers be.
Given the casual nature of the cloth, am thinking 2 patch blazersuit... Maybe elbow patches if feeling dandy.
stocking up on flannel for the winter
the green is not flannel though. impulse buy
Where are the flannels from? Fox?
no, most are dormeuil, although one doesnt have a selvedge.
one of the selvedges also reads mink and cashmere flannel. probably not ideal for trousers
The idea of fresco is that it is an airy, open cloth. Too much lining will ruin that.
I agree. I'm in Singapore, so airy and open weaves are necessities for regular wear. Am inclined towards unlined jacket (sleeves-only) and half-lined pants. However, I do recall reading somewhere in this thread about linings and canvassing showing through the weave under strong light. I suspect the issue is overstated, but always good to err on the side of caution and solicit views from folks with Minnis experience.
I gather you can get round that by making sure dark canvas is used (assuming the suit is a dark one).
500 is a very light grey, normal canvas should not be a problem. Don't use bold linings and you should be fine.
Thanks ETF, RogerC - much appreciated.
I should add I have a suit in 0516 (I think) navy blue. Don't know if the tailor used dark canvas (I forgot to ask), but I've never had any problem with it showing through. And it's quarter lined in pale blue - I haven't noticed that showing through either. I think people have mentioned that the problem occurs mainly in photos, especially when a flash is used, which is why it gets noticed on here. But IRL you'll be fine.
I get everything lined. They make different weights of bemberg lining too, I use the lightest. My navy Minnis fresco in ~9oz you can see right through, my tailor used black canvas in it. Also, even with the lining if you hold the jacket up you can see through the lining and the fabric, that is how light it is.
If the sun is behind you, those in front will see the outline of your legs within fresco pants.
If your legs are buff, this is not necessarily a problem.
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