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Originally Posted by saludoalostros View Post

Linen actually absorbs and retains body heat.  That's why bedsheets were made of linen and called "bed linens".  When people slept, they become cold of course, and the linen sheets retained heat and kept them warm.
Also in the summer skin-tight garments are better than looser ones.  With skin-tight garments, perspiration is directly transferred onto the fabric and insta-evaporated into the air.  With looser garments, you'll be sweating buckets and the clothes will act like a towel dabbing the sweat, and will get wet.

My summer uniform is a skin-tight leather jumpsuit. M.A.+, of course.
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I hear leather breathes extremely well, why animals were able to survive in the middle of deserts all the way to the ice caps.
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As an american, I prefer cotton.
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Originally Posted by ambivalence View Post

mike868y what shirt is that? smile.gif

baron wells. eaton i think? very cropped/slim fitting, but overall I like it.
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Originally Posted by FOP View Post

As an american, I prefer cotton.

The Americas are bigger than you think.
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Originally Posted by saludoalostros View Post

Also in the summer skin-tight garments are better than looser ones.  With skin-tight garments, perspiration is directly transferred onto the fabric and insta-evaporated into the air.  With looser garments, you'll be sweating buckets and the clothes will act like a towel dabbing the sweat, and will get wet.

this is so wrong
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

The Americas are bigger than you think.

I identify as an American; Between the enchilada-eaters and the poutine-eaters. We consider Linen a novelty and wear cotton 24/7

Linen is a fascinating novelty. Personally, I prefer light-weight cotton cloth. YMMV
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Originally Posted by saludoalostros View Post

Linen actually absorbs and retains body heat.  That's why bedsheets were made of linen and called "bed linens".  When people slept, they become cold of course, and the linen sheets retained heat and kept them warm.
Also in the summer skin-tight garments are better than looser ones.  With skin-tight garments, perspiration is directly transferred onto the fabric and insta-evaporated into the air.  With looser garments, you'll be sweating buckets and the clothes will act like a towel dabbing the sweat, and will get wet.

That's pretty much entirely incorrect - which deserves a round of applause. A layer of air between skin and clothes acts as insulator and brings down skin temperature significantly in hot climate. And as far as perspiration is concerned, it has cooling properties so it helps the cause.

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The new guy who posted the bit about linen is, unfortunately, completely wrong.  I have personal experience that says so, AND a source! teacha.gif

 

  • Absorbency: Absorbency refers to the extent to which moisture can penetrate into a fiber. Another linen property is that the fiber absorbs moisture and dries more quickly. It is excellent for manufacturing towels and handkerchiefs.
  • Heat Conductivity: Heat conductivity refers to the extent to which heat can be conveyed through a fiber. Heat conductivity of linen is five times as high as that of wool and 19 times as that of silk. It is most suitable for use in summers, as the fiber allows the heat to escape, leaving a cool effect.Studies have shown that with linen clothes perspiration is 1.5 times less than when dressed in cotton clothes. It is twice less than when dressed in viscose clothes. Meanwhile in cold seasons linen is an ideal warmth-keeper.

http://www.textilefurnishings.com/linen-properties.html

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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

The Americas are bigger than you think.

That's un-American!

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Originally Posted by CDHagg View Post

The new guy who posted the bit about linen is, unfortunately, completely wrong. I have personal experience that says so, AND a source! teacha.gif

Guy, I was defending your fit/opinion. Also, Linen is nice. IMO linen is "cool" but I prefer, based on my own personal ANECDOTES, cotton. I personally prefer cotton over linen. Enjoy your linen.... I rarely wear mine.
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Edited by gettoasty - 6/15/12 at 8:37pm
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Digging that, toasty, but the hair is a bit too conservative for the fashion-forward duds.
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like it as well, but I think either sleeves or thinner tank would be nicer. Something about sleeveless is just kinda weird..
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