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Twill non-iron vs poplin for tropical heat?

post #1 of 6
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Hello all,

 

Have followed SF for a while now but this is my first post.

 

I'm about to take up a job offer in Guangzhou, China and I am looking to buy a selection of white shirts before I leave the UK. I normally enjoy twill non-iron as they seem softer, wrinkle less and give a more refined look. However, with temperature in GZ reaching on average 32c (90F), 84% humidity, I was thinking a lighter weave would be a better choice?

 

However, would a white twill non-iron benefit from being wrinkle free longer in the heat, or would the extra weight be a nightmare in the humid climate?

 

Or would a white poplin (must be ironed) weave help with heat dispersion?

 

Any advice from gents who work in hotter climes would be really welcome.

 

Alex.

post #2 of 6
I don't know about twill vs poplin, but you might want to consider getting linen shirts for the hottest days.
post #3 of 6
Nothing is going to help with the wrinkles in that heat and humidity. Just get a lighter shirt which disperses heat, and be prepared to change shirts more than once a day.
Edited by Artking3 - 1/12/12 at 9:27pm
post #4 of 6
poplin is often lighter than twill but it can stick to your skin if you sweat too much
post #5 of 6
Wear linen or madras cotton and poplin only if you must.
post #6 of 6

Isn't poplin better? 100% cotton is still best for summer.

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