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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
If more of you wore, in spring and summer:

-linen suits
-cotton suits, especially the classic poplins in stone and light olive
-tropical and fresco in very light gray, tan, or glen plaid with bright blue and pale red overchecks
-band-aid colored shoes
-linen cotton shirts
-linen and linen blend ties
-cotton madras ties

you would look better.
post #2 of 28

Nice choice Manton, I agree but I would add also light mohair and cotton/linen too (the color choice is important). Also blue Fresco will look good if the color is not a dark one (Blue carta da zucchero).

post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by Musella View Post

Nice choice Manton, I agree but I would add also light mohair and cotton/linen too (the color choice is important). Also blue Fresco will look good if the color is not a dark one (Blue carta da zucchero).

+1

A nice a wool/linen blend suit is pretty versatile for the summer (not too informal for the office and not too conservative on social occasions).
post #4 of 28
Thread Starter 
Mohair is nice but it can wear a little hot. Cotton-linen is OK for jackets, not really a fran for suits.
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

If more of you wore, in spring and summer:
-linen suits
-cotton suits, especially the classic poplins in stone and light olive
-tropical and fresco in very light gray, tan, or glen plaid with bright blue and pale red overchecks
-band-aid colored shoes
-linen cotton shirts
-linen and linen blend ties
-cotton madras ties
you would look better.

only two things I can't get behind.
post #6 of 28

Sure, cotton/linen only for a jacket!! :)

 

Mohair is nice for the middle season spring to summer (at least here in italy, don't know where you live).

post #7 of 28
Not sure on the Band-Aid shoes. Have a pair nearly that light that have never been on my feet. What do you pair them with?

I also have Madras ties that I never feel like wearing. Something else always seems more appealing. But maybe that's because I go almost exclusively knits.
post #8 of 28
Thread Starter 
Also, for Americans, seersucker.

And for everyone else, raw silk/shantung ties. I personally don't like the Rubinacci stripes but I love the solids.
post #9 of 28
Good thread Manton. I think this goes toward a topic that Vox brings up often -- wearing the right clothes at the right time to fit into your environment. After ascertaining the non-seasonal basics, a more developed sense of style includes looking appropriate for the season. There's never anything wrong with wearing a well tailored three season suit, but wearing the right seasonal clothes and accessories is a sign of a more developed wardrobe.

Part of the problem though is that it's not easy for many people to get the non-seasonal part of their wardrobe squared away. It's a dangerous thing for people to start shopping for cotton suits, madras ties and bandaid colored shoes when they may not even have a plain navy suit yet.

Also, since summer is more than half over and Fall isn't too far away, maybe we could also start a thread on appropriate fall combinations?
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

If more of you wore, in spring and summer:
-linen suits
-cotton suits, especially the classic poplins in stone and light olive
-tropical and fresco in very light gray, tan, or glen plaid with bright blue and pale red overchecks
-band-aid colored shoes
-linen cotton shirts
-linen and linen blend ties
-cotton madras ties
you would look better.
For casual or social occasions, yes; though the band-aid colored shoes wouldn't work for me regardless of the occasion.
post #11 of 28
Thread Starter 
Bandaid shoes with everything in summer. I have them on today with a dark blue linen suit.
post #12 of 28

Agree with everything other than the cotton suits. They look frumpy, and not in the nice linen way.

 

And I would def add linen odd jackets in a variety of blues to that list.

post #13 of 28
Thread Starter 
Drill cotton makes a nice suit and the fabric wears well, the problem is that it's dense and heavy so you lose a lot of the cooling properties. I prefer the very light weight stuff, which can take the heat (as well as anything can).
post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
Re: Bandaid, the EG color Edwardian Antique is perfecto.
post #15 of 28

The quality of the cotton and its manufacture makes it all. The frumpyness is also due to the weight and how it has been worked (the ironing is very important). 

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