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Of what fabric trousers/shirts should I buy for the summer?

post #1 of 9
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I live in the northeast and summer is here; weather is in the mid 70s to mid 90s.  I know for jackets I need a seersucker or linen piece, preferably unlined.  What fabrics should I be looking for in my shirts and trousers?  How does SF feel about polyester dress slacks?

 

Also, I need to obtain accurate measurements of my collar/neck and sleeve length.  What is the procedure for doing so?

post #2 of 9
while its more a descriptor of the color/patterning than the weave, most end-on-end shirts i have (technically under the broadcloth/plainweave family) are light weight and have a crisp feeling to them

no polyester anything

go to store and put on shirts and you'll find your size.
post #3 of 9
I prefer linen shirts and trousers in summer, but I work in a casual business and don't mind the wrinkles. YMMV.
post #4 of 9

If you mind the wrinkles, lightweight wool works well for slacks, and cotton is fine for shirts.

post #5 of 9
Go for a cotton shirt. Poplin weaves are usually thinner than twill or herringbone, so should be better in the summer. I agree with Trompe Le Monde, Avoid any polyester.

Many of the shirt retailers have a page telling you how to measure your shirts. Charles Tyrwhitt have a video on their website

http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/How-to-measure-for-a-shirt?cnt=measure-for-a-shirt
post #6 of 9

Linen is better.

post #7 of 9

Preferably cotton or cotton blends.

post #8 of 9
Linen and cotton blends FTW.
post #9 of 9
No polyester. Ever.

haha

Seriously though, if you want cool clothing, a linen cotten blend is great. Incotex makes an awesome line of trousers called chinolino which has a blend of the two. It's truly beautiful and very comfortable. You can also try pure linen, but it can get a bit wrinkly. I don't mind, but some may. Nothing wrong with a thin cotton either.
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