The Fresco Suit


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  • 100% Fresco wool from Hardy Minnis
  • Half canvas construction
  • Tailored fit made in Portugal



The Fresco Suit

The suit that keeps it fresh

Made to suit. These are the issues you asked us to resolve.


The fabric isn’t breathable


They crease easily


The fit isn’t great


They don’t age well

Light suit. Heavy engineering. Great fit.

More A+ than BAAA

We start with 100% Merino wool, the softest of wools, which is also highly breathable with a great drape. Its natural elasticity allows the jacket to hang to perfection, so we're off to a good start.

Let's twist again

The fabric comes from Hardy Minnis, suppliers to the Queen, no less. They know a thing of two about weaving. Those top quality Merino wool fibres are twisted tightly, 100s of times, in pairs. The result: Fresco, a material that's durable, allows maximum ventilation and hardly creases.

Cut to fit

We send this cracking fabric over to our manufacturing partner Crialme in Portugal, the same lot who mastered our Business Suit. The jacket is designed for an easy feel. It's fitted, but you’ll have enough room to move about in it. To give it a supple and relaxed structure we went for a Neapolitan shoulder. Prego! When it comes to the trousers, we opted for a tapered leg that sits just right on the calves without being too tight on the thighs.

Fine-tune it your end

The inside leg measures 92 cm and the trousers are delivered unhemmed, so you can choose the length and style of hem you want at your local alterations hotspot. We've kept the jacket’s buttonholes closed for easy alterations too. Button tab side-adjusters mean you can wear your trousers without a belt. Just to be safe, we provided belt loops too. They are your trousers, make them work for you.

Dress up, dress down

This might be a suit, but don’t let us tell you how to wear it. Pair the trim but relaxed trousers with a T-shirt for that wedding-after-party-on-the-Med feel. Maybe you could wear the jacket with jeans, or chinos... Why not football shorts? OK, that may be a pairing too far, don’t do that. There have to be some rules.

Deep dive

We designed the jacket with deep patch pockets which, unlike most suit pockets, actually accommodate things bigger than a mouse’s hanky. The trouser’s thigh pockets are tough: lined with a strong viscose and, just like their cousins up above, deep enough to be of practical use. The discrete back pockets are jetted for an elegant finish. Elegance and functionality, not a bad combination.

The case for travel

The yarn in Fresco is twisted 100s of times to make it super resilient and crease-resistant. That means that when you get where you are going you arrive without looking like you have been sat on for half a day, which we always think is a bonus.

Facing America, with a perfect drape

A half-canvas construction with an American facing. ‘What's that all about?’, you might be asking yourself. Well, it's lighter than a classic facing and gives the jacket an impeccable drape. Just what you need to get the most out of that Neapolitan shoulder.

It's all in the detail

The buttons on both the jacket and trousers are made of natural horn, in a light brown shade, creating a neat but unobtrusive contrast point. For the trousers, we went for a solid YKK zipper and 100% viscose lining. It's natural, it's soft, it does the job. There’s no point having a great looking suit if the little details let you down.

Production step for your Fresco Suit

What goes into making your Fresco Suit. The materials have travelled a total of 25 992 km (16,150 miles) from field to doormat.

Raw material

Farming cooperatives Australia

Mulesing free

Washing, Spinning, Dyeing

Jayashree Textiles Ltd India

Social certifications : ISO 45001, ISO 9001
Environmental certifications : ISO 14001, ISO 50001, RWS, OEKO-TEX Standard 100


Hardy Minnis UK


W T Johnson And Sons Ltd UK

Environmental certifications: ISO 14001


Crialme Portugal

Environmental certifications: ISO 14001


Road haulage

Keeping it light

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Fresco Suit we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:

44 kg

of CO2 emitted

The equivalent of 451 kms (280 miles) by car.

23 g

of phosphor released in the water

The equivalent of growing 382 kg of potatoes

439 MJ

energy depletion

The equivalent of 149h of heating (in avg. flat).


Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how many items of the same product you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

Easy to change sizes

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.


Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

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