Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.
I cannot wear the heavier ones in the summer.
I'dve gone for the 8/9oz if I didn't think my thighs would destroy the pants.
Fresco is hard wearing. It's not a soft cloth.
If its a concern ask your tailor to sew a sacrificial patch around the area that is most likely to abrade. I have seen this done with flannel.
Where can one look for good quality Harris tweed besides those from W.Bill and Harrisons?
Weaver Donald John McKay sells through a small store in Grosebay, quite good quality
and weaver John MacLean in Garynahine will do custom weaving as well as selling stock Harris Tweeds
Hard to get the old fashioned 21-24 oz overcoatings now, mostly spring/autumn weight jacketings.
Looks like 3.5 meters of the Tobacco Brown Fresco I had specially made up by Minnis is available from an original buyer. Price is $250 which covers shipping and PayPal fees. It is made up below from NY Ranger. You can see how it works in both sunlight and shade. If anyone is interested just shoot me a PM and I'll put you and the seller in touch.
I can only second the magnificence of this cloth. It gets me a significant number of compliments.
Does anyone know of any wool-linen or silk-linen books that might carry a tan herringbone?
Alternatively, what do ppl think of a fresco commissioned in such a pattern?
I'm thinking something like this:
There are a ton of mohair / wool tan herringbones available. I enjoy special commissions like any other iGent, but the one you propose won't really be all that interesting to me.
Pretty sure Ariston has a wool / silk mix in a slightly darker tan as well.
Apart from Simon's excellent suggestions, Butt of Lewis Tweed and Harris Tweed & Knitwear are also good sources.
Holland & Sherry have a Linen book that has herringbones, put I think they're 100% Linen, other than that Scabal will have something. Riviera books perhaps.
I think linen is the way to go. I don't think I've ever seen a herringbone Fresco which leads me to believe it may not be doable.
Thanks. I'd only go the commission route if there wasn't something commercially available.
While I'd love to do a full linen, I'd still like this suit to do double-duty as a work suit. While I don't need to be strictly CBD, i think full linen would be a stretch.
You can't make a twill fresco.
Have you looked at solaro? Similar effect just with a red cast.
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