I Roycru's top- bottom combo is more aesthetically pleasing imo, and - take it or leave it - is consistent with the class prejudice against navy odd trews. Agree with AJL- I think this would look great with lite grey flannels.
@Coxsackie I wouldn't say I'm particularly knowledgeable there. Have u looked in at 'The Kerbau'- a Malaysian site? Those guys know warm-weather suiting... and cloth in general.
The warm weather ideal is a dry porous ~8oz with the drape of cloth twice it's weight. If it exists, I don't know about it . That's why, given I'm mostly in A/C, I'm happier wearing 12-13oz , and for that I stick with Lesser, Oyster, Smiths Botany.
I just posted my 10 in the '10...
@yasu10s really nice, very envious.
Mine are all solids (but for one POW) and as u can see, the climate here is pretty warm. My fav suits are a light brown twill, a lite grey Fresco, and a navy birdseye - all comfortable and low key.
1. Lite Grey (511) Minnis Fresco ~10oz SB
2. Lt Brown twill Carlo Barbera for H Lesser 10 oz SB
3. Light Tan Herrinbone Gladson 8.5oz SB
4. Mid-Grey Minnis Fresco ~10oz SB
5. Navy Minnis Fresco ~10oz SB
yes, there's a tradition IIRC British expats believed that having red on the underside of their garments would repel heat, because native garments were worn that way. Sounds odd to me. imo the cut of a Summer suit is as important as the cloth. It should be loose fitting, with slightly shorter, and slightly wider-than-usual legs and sleeves. Increase the depth of the vents too. Half or buggy lining, but don't forgo structure because structure helps the cloth to hang...