@valmont44, there's lots of good linen or linen/cotton options in sky blue.
Btw, found an old post w/ pics of the shorts I was talking about. Been very happy with them:
Phew! Finished reviewing a 700 page manuscript. Back to serious business -- the gifts of Bangalore. Here's a shot of the three shirts and shorts made for me while I was there. Too rainy to wear the past week, but it should be warm enough any day now:
The shirts, l to r, are blue lightweight, crinkly cotton from a local fabric store; heavy white hemp from Hemptraders; and red seersucker gingham by Zegna for Tom Ford through Edmorel. The shorts are a 12 oz or so linen I got from Manila's big the fabric district, Kamuning.
The construction is the usual great stuff from Luxire. All collars and cuffs are unlined. The green shorts have a hidden waistband pocket, button side adjusters, button fly and lots of hand stitching. External buttons of horn, internal ones the thin plastic ones Ambrosi and others use. Love the material they chose for the waistband and pockets.
The pic above has the most accurate color (a nice, deep olive), but here's a few more shots showing details, all clickable for larger size:
Gwarg, your bag above looks great btw.