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It's a fairly sturdy blend. But I never have durability problems with pants. I think the weight is more important here.  It seems that if your office is casual enough to accept a green jacket, then they can accept a wrinkled linen one. 
  6.5 oz / 200 g is light and comfortable. I have two 100% linen suits like that (see above) and I wear them all the time. Wool/silk/linen might be a little different, maybe fewer creases.
We're currently looking at some options from Drapers. In the meantime:  How about this Gladson Alazar, which may actually be made by Drapers, since Gladson is a merchant that sources from other mills. In the back of this photo, you can see our Gladson Spring/Summer 201 book. I'm having this same blend made up in navy (310310). Price is only CL1, $995 for a suit, $765 for a jacket. I'm afraid we can't do custom leathers. We already have some of the handgrade penny loafers...
  [[SPOILER]]  Kent Wang unstructured navy corduroy jacket, no shoulder paddingKent Wang blue stripe white linen/cotton shirtKent Wang tortoiseshell keyhole sunglasses (50 mm)Kent Wang navy shepherd’s check six-fold tieKent Wang Star chart Cellarius pocket squareKent Wang brushed silver tie clipKent Wang lapis lazuli cuff linksKent Wang Bauhaus v4 watchKent Wang cordovan watch strapKent Wang mid grey flannel trousersMarcoliani navy cashmere socksKent Wang handgrade penny...
 This looks much better, perfectly fine for your build.  Where do most US officers have their dress uniforms made? I've heard some have it done by custom tailors in Korea. But where do you get your first uniform before you're commissioned and stationed elsewhere? I understand senior (and wealthy) British officers go to tailors, but are there cheaper options?
I don't have any intellectual basis for it other than more formality seems to call for a stiffer, cleaner, more immaculate appearance. Is that just personal preference or not?   The unstructured tuxedo I saw had a very wrinkled shoulder line when the gentleman was sitting down, which irked me. If he was wearing a corduroy jacket with an equally wrinkled shoulder, I would've ignored it, maybe even embraced the wrinkles for that look.
Spring/Summer 2016 suit fabricsGladson Spring/Summer 2016 - there's a lot of wool/silk/linen in here, but no solid dark greenDrago HopsackItalian Spring/Summer 2016 1Italian Spring/Summer 2016 2  I'm in the process of contacting the Drapers distributor. I'm kind of getting hyped up about this dark green linen. I might even get one for myself. I already have 3 linen suits but I can't resist getting another. Merino Bros have Caccioppoli, and we can order through Merino Bros....
Sometimes it can be hard to differentiate the amount of padding from the wearer's build. Nevertheless, the shoulders look too wide to me. I think they have a strong relationship. While I get most of my casual jackets with no padding, I made to sure to get some padding for my stroller and tuxedo. I saw a rather famous menswear guy wear an unpadded (or very lightly) tuxedo, and thought it looked pretty bad. I wear 3" ties and 3.5" lapels. I wouldn't put any hard numbers on...
I saw the check and immediately thought sportcoat. The flap pockets do seem to contradict that. That fabric would be a pretty bold for a suit, not that I'm averse to that myself. There are degrees of casualness with a sportcoat: a navy blazer would be more suited to stronger shoulders than a corduroy like I'm wearing above. Though you're right that the flap pockets make this sportcoat not very casual at all.  You tell me. I have a moderate amount of padding in this...
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