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DorianGreen

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Some amazing cloths in that collection.

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because it will be phased out and discontinued

After having checked with 3 tailors (including my own) in Athens, I can attest that "Pecora Nera" never got much love from clients of bespoke tailoring; the same was confirmed by my cloth merchants, being the cloth representatives of Loro Piana in Greece.

FWIW, through the years from the line's launch 'till now, I have seen - on-line - a lot of garments using the said fabrics which were produced via the MTM route; I presume that the sales record was not satisfactory for the Company!


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Dimitris
 

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Yes, the humidity in Singapore is relentless year-round and the air-con indoors seems to be set to freezing everywhere. There are other places in SE Asia where it's just as humid and even hotter, but without the ubiquitous a/c.
I seconded this, even without a jacket just a shirt and trousers spending anywhere outside for more than 3 minutes will make one sweat uncontrollably.
 

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Hi all,

I will be dabbling into the realm of summer jacketing. The first one I was a smarter jacket, perhaps a dark navy hopsack/mesh/basketweave that's 8-10 oz. Ideally looser weave w/ more noticeable texture and no sheen. I did some digging and found Holland sherry Mesh & Hopsack Blazers bunch 3024011 & Drapers Montecarlo bunch. Anyone with any suggestions? Thanks!
There are many good options here but my favorite is Minnis Mockleno.
 

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I seconded this, even without a jacket just a shirt and trousers spending anywhere outside for more than 3 minutes will make one sweat uncontrollably.
How does Singapore compare to Florida?
 

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Hi Everyone,

Sorry if this has been answered before (tried searching but couldn't find the answer). I'd love to get a linen suit from fabric like WB61322 as I like the slightly warmer tone. However, I live in a very hot and humid climate (over 100f). I compromised all things considered upon Dugdale Natural Elements 7311 which is a touch lighter. However this is now out of stock with them and they didn't seem to have plans to restock. I read that a lot of their stuff is made by Spence Bryson but wasn't sure about which line/fabric was the correct analogue if so. I'd really appreciate any suggestions anyone had about a fabric recommendation.
 

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My favourites are bateman ogden bay mockleno or the mohair mockleno from halstead (very little sheen) purely because they have the exact shade of navy I like
Hi all,

I will be dabbling into the realm of summer jacketing. The first one I was a smarter jacket, perhaps a dark navy hopsack/mesh/basketweave that's 8-10 oz. Ideally looser weave w/ more noticeable texture and no sheen. I did some digging and found Holland sherry Mesh & Hopsack Blazers bunch 3024011 & Drapers Montecarlo bunch. Anyone with any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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I seconded this, even without a jacket just a shirt and trousers spending anywhere outside for more than 3 minutes will make one sweat uncontrollably.

whilst heat perception is personal, I think Singapore is not that hot. For instance, if one does office work, a morning commute is well under 30 degrees, offices are at times fridges, then finally in the evening a commute can be in balmy weather again.

Also, on the topic of perception, there are locals that find sub 20 degrees AC as being perfectly normal to survive. Whilst others, from the same country, live without any issues in more traditional housing, without AC, which for me goes to show that AC in Asia is sometimes perceived to be a bit of a luxury that one can flaunt. It also has to be said, that if you work for ours in a very cooled down environment and then you head out for lunch, the effect might be very stark.

Since this is a thread for cloth. My conclusion is that Singapore is not that tough, of course a longer walk in the sun might be an issue for a suit/jacket wearer, but then the same person might literally die in the Florence heat during Pitti or Tokyo during summer (I won't even mention Dubai), so I wanted to put some perspective. Also, on a a final note, whenever I go somewhere a bit fancier, I always bring a suit/jacket, since the temperatures inside restaurant and bars can be quite chilly indeed.
 

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Hi Everyone,

Sorry if this has been answered before (tried searching but couldn't find the answer). I'd love to get a linen suit from fabric like WB61322 as I like the slightly warmer tone. However, I live in a very hot and humid climate (over 100f). I compromised all things considered upon Dugdale Natural Elements 7311 which is a touch lighter. However this is now out of stock with them and they didn't seem to have plans to restock. I read that a lot of their stuff is made by Spence Bryson but wasn't sure about which line/fabric was the correct analogue if so. I'd really appreciate any suggestions anyone had about a fabric recommendation.

Have you tried the Italian mills like Solbiati and Caccioppoli? They tend to do lighter weight linens in nice warm shades (asides from Art du Lin). Fox Linen has 9oz weight linens too
 

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Yeah Singapore doesn't get that hot compared to desert climate or some landlocked regions that regularly see 40C+ heat waves.

The regular 30C+ and high humidity makes it similar to Florida in the summer though (just double-checked the temps with wiki to make sure my mind wasn't making things up).
 

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Yeah Singapore doesn't get that hot compared to desert climate or some landlocked regions that regularly see 40C+ heat waves.

The regular 30C+ and high humidity makes it similar to Florida in the summer though (just double-checked the temps with wiki to make sure my mind wasn't making things up).
That sounds right. Florida is also a tropical climate.

In Singapore does it also rain like crazy in the afternoons, after which it gets better after the rain? (The way I always describe it, think about a pressure cooker & releasing the steam.)
 

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