Navy M&S suit
Paul Smith tie
PS is out of shot but plain pink silk
Didn't have time for a larger photo!
I would have thought that in your country, you should be able to find any number of cheap panamas at a local market in summer. Mine was about £30 after haggling. If I can find one in such a market in England, surely it should be possible in Spain! It won't be the finest of weaves, of course, but for day to day use it will hold up perfectly well, and you won't care when it inevitably falls into the river or the sea and returns to you sopping wet & misshapen (the M&S one I have has been christened thus in several seas around the world over the years; I'm always surprised about how easily it can be returned to a decent shape as it dries!)
BTW, I agree with all of what AAS has said about your seersucker jacket today.
I agree with the general thrust of your point, but there would be a bit more of a visual difference from the side or from behind. My other panama is snapped up at the back, and looks a bit more rakish from those angles than the one I posted yesterday (it also has a slightly lower crown which adds to that overall impression). I tend to wear it with more casual outfits whereas the one with the turned down brim and higher crown seems to work better with tie/jacket looks IMO. I do also find that the turned-down rim keeps the sun off the nape of my neck a bit better but that may be more of a psychological than practical effect as I doubt that the shadow really extends that far down.
I really like this jacket. I liked the white buttons the most. The horn ones were my 2nd favorite. I don't like these new buttons very much. They seem out of place to me. I think mother of pearl would be the best option.
I would not recommend wearing a blue shirt with this jacket. From a distance, the blue/white seersucker looks mostly blue. The shirt blends with that creating a huge block of blue. Usually the blues don't quite match up which is the case here.
I know you've been searching for good pant combos to wear with this jacket. I'd recommend navy (the horror). The khaki pants you wore worked nicely, but I would recommend darker shoes with that combo. You mentioned wearing a green pair of pants a while back. I'm still waiting to see that combo.
Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, definately need to wear white shirts with this jacket, but I only have a couple and don't always have one ready. Need to get more. I'm not sure I've said anything about green pants, as I don't have any, but I have just bought a pair of lighter-than-navy lightweight wool slacks on sale. I think they will work great. Need to cuff them first
As for the buttons, I really do like the new ones for some reason; must be the shade of brown, or whatever. The reason I discarded the white and the (fake) horn ones is because they looked too plasticky IRL, and I also wanted a more lively shade of brown for a summer jacket like this. IRL, they really add some color vibrance to the ensemble, and I like that!
HF, I've been walking around the area near my workplace and found a couple local hat shops (didn't even think such shops would still exist around here!) I haven't gone inside, but at least now I know there are a couple places to look. There must be something decent in there. Thanks!
Yep, off balance usually causes problems that you would associate with tightness or looseness, like pulling at the buttons, gaping vents, etc. In a way, it does create tightness, because it takes away cloth from where it's needed and adds it where it is not