Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I might be interested, though I just sent a length of blue Fresco to NSM. A PoW could be interesting though.
     
  2. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I'm open to a 10/11oz. Fresco, and would be probably be in for 3.5 meters at that weight. Like some others, 14oz. Fresco is really a non-starter for me.

    What color is the overcheck in the AFB? Or is it a plain glen check (my preference)?
     
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    I'm wearing my 16oz Lesser DB right now and it is fantastic. /LLgroupthink
     
  4. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    No overcheck, 10oz seems to be the preferred weight. 2 ply or 3? Will that effect breathability?
     
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    Renton Senior member

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    I got too lucky with the cigar fresco, I want to be in on the ground floor with this special run.
     
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    add911_11 Senior member

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    I disagree, I find myself with light sweat wearing a two piece English Town Classic full lined suit. this is in 13-14oz, in Hong Kong summer office environment, and 3-4 hours out for traffic and lunch.
    In fact, I am only in if the special run is done in heavy version, the 3 ply version. Also Will be extremely interested in Cigar fresco, if there is any new or old stock left.

    I personally like the three ply version more, wears and looks better, temp wise not much difference with tropical weights.

    I guess most people keen on these will have fully air conditioned environment during summer time.
     
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    RogerC Senior member

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    I might be interested, regardless of weight, but would like to see pics first to ensure it is sufficiently different from my LL PoW.
     
  8. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    E TF Senior member

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    ^^ Aren't those linen rather than fresco?
     
  10. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    You're right. Apologies for that; poor memory and lack of careful reading on my part.
     
  11. apropos

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    Good for you - but I don't get things made for a "summer office environment", I get things made for summer.

    The whole point of fresco is a wool fabric that you don't need air conditioning to stay cool in, that will wear hardier than the tissue paper that is sold as tropical fabrics these days.

    A 14oz fresco is the summer equivalent of a 8oz flannel - it just doesn't make sense...

    ... to me anyway. So I guess we'll have to agree to disagree! :)

    (BTW, happy NY to all!!!)
     
  12. NewYorkIslander

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    I'd be interested in the Fresco POW...keep me in the loop.
     
  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have tried to piece this together, but uh what color POW? Might be interested...

    As for fresco and weight and stuff. The 8/9oz is great for summer. I have some of the heavier stuff and I have been wearing it on days that are cold but not windy. I just love the slubbiness and rustic feeling of it.
     
  14. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Depending on how it turns out, I might be interested. For an AFB, I'd be much more interested in a lighter weight.

    I like heavy fresco for fall. I'm always warm so it's a good Oct fabric for me - has a good deal of texture and looks season appropriate but is breathable enough for when people prematurely turn on the heat.

    That said, I agree that AFB is too summery a color for that weight.


    IMO Minnis >>> Brisa.

    The hand / wear is so much better.
     
  15. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    AFB = Air Force Blue
     

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