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Suede chukkas are my favorite type of casual shoe. If I only had 2 shoe styles available to me, it would be a black captoe oxford for suits, and a brown suede chukka for everything else. I like mine unlined - they feel great and somehow add to the casual look/feel. I have the Crockett & Jones unlined chukkas in snuff and dark brown. If I had to choose between them I would pick the dark brown. They go with everything.
I would go with a double breasted suit in midnight blue in the summer material of your choice - linen, mohair, fresco, cotton - but that's as far as I would take a nod to a true tuxedo. I wouldn't use a separate fabric for the lapels or have a stripe on the trousers, etc. You want to look formal but not come off as wearing a parody of a tuxedo IMHO.
Lesser has 8 oz tropical wool that has a good rep. I can't say personally - I'm getting a suit made up in it but it won't be ready for a while, so I won't be able to compare it to 8 oz. fresco until next summer. http://www.harrisonsofedinburgh.com/collections.html?cs=hl There's a link on the website that lists agents who you can contact for direct sales.
I agree, I've been pleased with the lightweight stuff, with minimal lining.
I would stick to unlined suede chukkas for shorts to go with the casual vibe of shorts.
I wear all of my suits with suspenders/braces because it's more comfortable and looks neater, not so much because of vertical lines but because the trousers hang better.
I have a question. Does anyone have a pair of the burgundy cordovan chukka boots here: http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3465211 They look noticably lighter than the other examples of burgundy cordovan on the site, but I'm wondering if that's just due to a poor pic since they are all listed as being made of the same material: http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3640210 http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3465223
Sheeeit, it already sold out! I was going to E-mail Rob on dimensions this morning.
This tie is great.
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