Originally Posted by StrayPants
Will soon get some suits made for work in Hong Kong and would like recommendations on the following:
- What weight of material?
- Jacket - fully, partial or unlined?
- Pants - lined, and to what extent? Will lined keep be cooler or hotter?
- What type of jacket vent? Not sure it really matters when it comes to comfort.
Basic plan is for a two button suit jacket with single pleated pants.
Recommendations and suggestions are welcomed.
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
8 oz wool.
Depending on how much you sweat, unlined. I get mine in 8oz wool lined only in the front to the shin. For some reason I get sweaty knees that would soak right through. Bemberg lining breathes and keeps the sweat from bleeding.
Side vents, as always.
patrick has it right but I'll add 2 things:
Get your jacket quarter lined - the lining in the shoulder will help deter heat on our shoulders from direct sunlight, but the back being open will still allow airflow through. Also, pay attention to the lining - bremberg or even cotton, something breathable. Also, functional buttons on the sleeve will give you a bit more breathability, regardless of sprezz factor.
Also, if you have a propensity to sweat like I do, make sure that your jacket has little pads of material in the armpits on the inside. They are to protect your jacket's pits from sweat and can even be switched out if you sweat in the them a lot. You'd rather have them and not need them than without and stains.