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Cotton or Wool?

post #1 of 11
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I'm looking to purchase a tan summer suit. I live in Denver where the heat is not oppresive, but I do travel to Phoenix a bit. What is the preference of SF's for fabric in a tan summer suit? Wool or Cotton. thanks
post #2 of 11
If you only have one, and especially if it is for travel, tropical wool is SO much more practical. Cotton suits are sort of a luxury, in that they are not as useful.
post #3 of 11
I have one in a 50/50 wool/linen mix, and a narrow herringbone weave. It wrinkles slowly, and when it finally does wrinkle, it does so flatteringly.
post #4 of 11
Fresco and mohair-blend suits are excellent for travel as they wear well, are cool, and do not wrinkle much.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by whoopee
Fresco and mohair-blend suits are excellent for travel as they wear well, are cool, and do not wrinkle much.
Agreed, especially with regard to fresco, but that stuff is not widely available RTW.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Manton
Agreed, especially with regard to fresco, but that stuff is not widely available RTW.


What is the difference between tropical and fresco. I always think of them as basically the same.
post #7 of 11
I believe that "tropical wool" is a designation given to light weight wool. Fresco is a specific type of open weave. The cloth may weigh more, but it's more breathable.

Is this custom or RTW?
post #8 of 11
I think khaki suits are quite practical for going to places such as Africa.
post #9 of 11
Tan tropical wool is your best bet.

Lots of opportunities to wear it in the Colorado summer.
post #10 of 11
Plus, wool drapes better. I'm really not a fan of cotton pants in particular.
post #11 of 11
I go for wool suit, light weight, tropical.
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