Originally Posted by darkoak
what do y'all think of 100% silk suits? are they too much of a pain to maintain?
Its a specialty suit. It depends on the type and quality of silk and your uses for it. If it is cleaned well and steam pressed etc.
If you have 30 suits, then go for it. Its a matter of wardrobe size and lifestyle. For me, I doubt if Id ever get one to work in, it is too much of a distraction in NYC.
For evening, silk sports coats and suits are hip.
I like the dupioni ones. A medium grey for a suit, and a dove grey for a sports coat. However there are a host of colors that are good, including many shades of blue. This one place had a color chart with so many nice shades of navy from a midnight to a medium.
If the silk is the best quality and light enough in weight it is comfortable, otherwise they can be hot and slippery. Still it wont be as comfortable as a good tropical wool or fresco cloth.