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By dealing with the humidity, heavy linen buys you a lot of space on the thermometer. Especially if you use linen or linen blend shirts (and socks!).
I'm less than thrilled by that, but with a proper belt everything works pretty well.
That's two votes for hiking in polyester seersucker suits. I'll have to wait and see on that one.
Poly = lousy in hot weather. I am intrigued by that wool seersucker.
Actually, you can park outside your slip, close the front door, and use a remote to go the last 10 feet. And vice versa on the way out.Time will tell as the X becomes more established, but I think the real benefit of the rear door will be its height when open. A lot of people, some young, some quite elderly, might welcome the chance to stand before they hop out into the rain.
Has other drawbacks, though. "Two ties on sale! Oh, crap-- now I have to call my tailor for two more suits. "
I just sat in a Model X at their new Boston showroom. Very cool. The gullwings were frozen open, though, for display purposes so I couldn't see how they worked IRL. Are those rabbit ears on the blue Porsche?
Something is off, although the basic tailoring looks very fine. Some of that is the subject's large head w/r/t his torso. Getting everything else to relax might make that less obvious. The shirt collar isn't doing him any favors, and having the DB buttons bunched together so tight also makes it a little cartoon-ish. The choice of suede shoes is neither the tailor's nor the shoemaker's problem.
Any time you go for hi-supers Italian cloth, with or without exotic blends, you are taking a risk. In general, these are made for people who prize a certain glossiness over reliability or tailoring ability. Which is not to say that you can't get those virtues as well, but you need to trust the maker and be prepared to pay. Also, when you get fine fabric (i.e., Super 130s or above) and/or cashmere or silk, you are getting more warmth per gram than you'd see from other...
Our last XC-70 had a weird thing with electronics also. Once in a while, the entire dashboard would refuse to work. No lights, no MPH, nothing. Then it would be OK. Could have been from when our housekeeper tapped the front bumper on something at the supermarket, but even then it's pretty weird. This was a 2007 car, and we got rid of it 3 or 4 years ago. After a 1989 240 DL, a 1999 XC-70, and the 2007 (replaced the 99 after it was totaled), we jumped to an Outback...
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