Originally Posted by Parker
I thought this suit would be for summer social events, not for business. I sort of imagine a suit you could hang out by the pool and drink a mojito in. That's why I was thinking about seersucker or cotton. I'll proabably want to steer clear of any high maintenance or overly delicate fabrics. (silk, linen?) Fresco and open-weave wools (the same?) sound like they could work. Do you think these would have that less-formal look I'm going for?
I may just keep my Chan apppointment if only to look through all the swatch books. (and maybe order a shirt or two!)
Fresco is not high maintenance(hardly wrinkles) but it doesn't have the casual look of silk, linen, cotton or seersucker. Silk is elegant, expensive, high maintenance and not as cool(airy) as one might think. Linen is casually elegant, moderately priced, high maintenance and relatively cool. Seersucker is casual, inexpensive, low-medium maintenance but not as cool as linen. I have no experience with cotton as suiting, linen is my cotton.