Originally Posted by potemkin_city_limits
I definitely need to be told exactly what it is you are telling me. I still dont think anyone explained how it is possible to endure the excruciating heat that occurs in my shoulders when wearing braces vs the times I choose to go without. Im thinking that scientifically I may be .5 - .8 degrees cooler if I choose to go without a belt or suspenders and that may make all the difference in my day to day lifestyle. God forbid I should encounter any kind of situation where I do any type of physical labour. If that were to happen I think I would literally die of exhaustion.
Good Lord man. I really thought for a moment if I should continue this discourse before writing, but I guess Im a masochist today.
Do I have any laboratory data on how much cooler braces make you? No, but I have a decent amount of empirical off-the-cuff data telling me they are, if even subtley so. If you want to draw an analogy, are you cooler or warmer with a tie on? A belt is doing the same thing to your waist that a tie is doing to your neck. Heat rises - let it out if you can. Really simple stuff here.
Look, we are talking about long sleeve shirts, ties, and jackets made from wool. When its 95 and humid, you are going to be hot in business dress, no matter if its 9 oz worsted or linen or fresco. We are talking about taking what we can get here. A fresco may make you a bit more comfortable. As would losening your tie a bit. As would wearing braces. But none of that is going to make you as comfortable as wearing shorts and sandals in air-conditioning. It seems from what you write that is the magnitute of change in comfort that you are looking for. If that is the case you probably should stay away from business dress althogether, because you are simply not going to find it there.