Originally Posted by epa
Where can you get such an "elastic wool" suit? OTR or MTM? Do you know if Zegna, for example, does such suits of "elastic wool"? I would like to get myself one (I guess I would need to get an MTM one, because OTR suits never fit me and I guess that a slim suit would look horrible if the fit is not the right one), but only if it could be used also on other occasions. Could it be used also as "informal" business wear?
What about posting a photo?
It's just woven using a high-twist yarn unless they're sneaking some elastane or something in there.
Anyway, your jacket doesn't need to be stretchy, the most important thing for dancing is high armholes and the freedom of movement they provide. If you can't move your arms around without your jacket propping up then you shouldn't wear it.
Btw, I recently started salsa dancing. I have no problems wearing my borrellis at this point, but I imagine that as I get better and increase the pace (and sweat more), I'll probably take them off. I'd hate having to dry-clean them all the time. Regardless, you can still dress better than 99% of the guys in those places w/o a suit or jacket. I far outdress people at the clubs I go to, but that's pretty much the case everywhere I go so I never feel out of place because it's what I wear all the time.
Right now your clothes should be less of an issue than your leading skills. The faster you get those up, the more women will want to dance with you. Women like to "dance up", not down. If milongas are anything like salsa clubs, women will dance with you if you're good, period. If you're off-beat, it won't matter how well you're dressed. Right now I'm thankful I have some female friends to practice with or it would be very difficult indeed.
On a side note, I've been told that most men have a very steep learning curve but that when all that stuff we're learning in the beginning clicks, it becomes an exponential curve. Good luck!