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I would just said don't wear a suit at all when it is 30+C/90+F.

Truer words have never been spoken in here.
post #32 of 33
The frescos are no doubt cheaper but I did have a look at some Cape Kid at The Armoury a while back. Gorgeous stuff. (Harrison's Cape Kid, from memory it was 60% Mohair and 40% Wool) and had only a slight sheen. The chap in the shop told me that the mohair worked like linen and that is, it absorbs and releases moisture,which makes it more comfortable than wool in hot weather. It also resists wrinkles
better than wool. That being said, HK from Mid May onwards is not suit wearing territory for me.
post #33 of 33
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I have tried Minnis, Finmeresco, and Crispaire. The Minnis are hardwearing, the Crispaire are quite crisp; I find Finmeresco most "casual" in the sense that it really doesn't hold a crease as well as the others. However, the 12oz is an honest-to-god summer fabric and I really can't complain much when I can wear a whole suit outside under the heat of the midday sun. The Minnins are airy but are heavier, hence not at all something you'd like to wear in 90F+ temperature. The Crispaire are nice but scratchy, however it does hold a crease well and so I actually use the black for my concert suit.

One warning: do not get lining lighter than the fabric color. As the weave is completely open, when you are taking photos with flash you can actually see all the way into the lining. Opt for a darker lining, possibly even in the sleeves.

 

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Haha, I just had my 1st fitting yesterday on 15oz 3-ply Minnis Fresco.

Great for the humid weather in HK right now. Not too hot yet but the airiness will keep you cool.

 

What would be the best for 90+ weather? 

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