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post #31 of 41
Let's turn it up a notch - anyone seen linens like these in a book? My regular guy advertised these but doesn't have them in stock, and now I can't go back to solid linen.

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post #32 of 41
I noticed those, as well. But have not seen them live.
post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by alliswell View Post

Let's turn it up a notch - anyone seen linens like these in a book? My regular guy advertised these but doesn't have them in stock, and now I can't go back to solid linen.
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I saw something close to those in an Ariston book.
post #34 of 41

 

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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent View Post

OK gents, I'm looking for some advice on a summer linen suit. This March, during Chan's tour o' the states, I'm going to commission a three-piece linen suit in either cream or light gray.

 

The heavier Irish Linen cloths in Harrison's Mersolair are either 11 or 12oz IIRC, make up very nicely to my eye, and feel substantial enough. I've a jacket in their cream (which is a pleasant warm shade) and a suit a different natural (somewhat colder) shade. Both are comfortable in our summer but our temps are a lot lower than yours. I have worn them abroad in significantly hotter weather though, and still felt comfortable.

post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

VG, your clever lament about the lack of knowledgable responses has brought out many to contradict you.
I think that it is true that different men vary in their hot weather heat tolerance to fabrics. Part of this is intrinsic; part of it is how much walking they have to do in the open heat.
You are in a summer weather hell hole, but you have had made many things there seem to be better survival candidates further North. So, I think you can take a 14oz linen in your Gulf summer, and that extra substance makes the whole thing look great.
Here I am in a soft, spongey 9oz-ish open weave Italian linen, but I could not say it wears any cooler than W. Bill for me even in the worst hot wet:
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Go Irish, for you.
(Borrelli/Riva linen/cotton shirt and Borrelli cotton pants, Lattanzi suede loafers.)

Is that a completely unstructured jacket?
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by alliswell View Post

Let's turn it up a notch - anyone seen linens like these in a book? My regular guy advertised these but doesn't have them in stock, and now I can't go back to solid linen.
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I am interested in plaid linen fabrics as well -- It would be interesting to see if anyone has some made up and could post examples...
post #37 of 41
For what it's worth, Lee Baron in Hong Kong has a very good collection of patterned linen suitings.
post #38 of 41
It would be nice if he could share with my guy, who is also based in HK smile.gif.
post #39 of 41

Love cigar linen - It's got a lightness of tone to seem summery but it's dark enough to not seem too loud at the same time.

 

Also Corbera - what's the width of the hem and cuffs on those trousers? Looks great

post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by TTO View Post

It's a look I've been on the verge of commissioning several times! something along these lines?
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this all in a light grey, in a heavy linen, maybe with slightly more open fronts, with some gauntlet cuffs!
I say check the W-Bill fabrics, their linen has a sturdy reputation and I seem to recall someone telling me they had some greys.
I think it'll make up very nicely with flapped pockets, maybe self lined fronts and unlined back, you could even get a backless waistcoat if you where very worried about heat, but I'd rather have the option of removing the coat.
Good luck, please update with pics if you do decide to go ahead...it may fuell my own needs!
-TTO

Thats what I got in the works - Ivory and Tobacco, though - I'll keep you posted bigstar[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

3 piece linen is sorta nutty. save money and skip the vest.
definitely go unlined patch

There is ample historic precedent, and you don't have to wear it all the time bigstar[1].gif


VG, your clever lament about the lack of knowledgable responses has brought out many to contradict you.
I think that it is true that different men vary in their hot weather heat tolerance to fabrics. Part of this is intrinsic; part of it is how much walking they have to do in the open heat.
You are in a summer weather hell hole, but you have had made many things there seem to be better survival candidates further North. So, I think you can take a 14oz linen in your Gulf summer, and that extra substance makes the whole thing look great.

Right! bigstar[1].gif
post #41 of 41

There's another way to look at all of this. Rather than focusing on the commissioning of a linen suit and asking why a three-piece, think of it as commissioning a three-piece, but choosing linen so that there is a better chance of being able to wear it in the heat. It will only be appropriate for the summer, but it is about the only way to get that look during the summer.
 

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