PSG hit the nail on the head, I think. I'm a sweaty guy, so I got a suit made in a light tropical with minimal shoulder padding. It's my favourite suit. It's probably quite fragile compared to a heavier fabric, but I think that's just the tax for being comfortable when you run a couple of degrees higher than normal.
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These are the undershirts that I and msulinski were recommending, made from polyester and spandex. They're magic. They wick sweat way better than cotton, and dry way quicker. Same thing athletes wear basically (they should be reasonably figure-hugging to work properly). Cotton will absorb sweat until its saturated and then stay damp all day, which will only exacerbate the problem. A light weight merino t shirt would also work, though would be warmer.
I guess my shirtmaker pre washes the linen and also cuts the shirts to allow for a little more shrinkage thereafter. But I used to buy RTW linen shirts and never had much of a problem with shrinkage either; I suppose they were pre washed too. I mean for centuries, prior to the arrival of cotton, there were only linen shirts and they didn't have dry cleaners back then either...
Thanks, I'll buy a batch this weekend and see how they run. They look good. I'm planning to wear detachable collar and cuff shirts and I've been pondering the sweat problem for a long time.
No you will not Private Jacket. No Purchase Club for you this month and you are bound. 26 days from now, you can buy whatever you like.
Dormeuil are releasing a cloth that reacts to temperature, cooling down the wearer when it's hot and warming them up when it's cold. Should be very interesting as it will be a luxury cloth rather than a sports fabric, incorporating very leading edge nano tech. Dont have the book yet though.
It seems counter-intuitive but a close fitting tech fiber wicks away moisture better than cotton or nothing at all. This contributes to a type of cooling that I can't recall from high school science but similar to evaporation.
When Under Armour came out with their claims, I dismissed them as being akin to those of a snake oil salesman but .... I find that it their gear works as advertised. I don't know if the referenced Uniglo T's use similar technology as Under Armour or Nike Dri-Fit but I've worn some UA "tactical gear" (the logo is moved down to the bottom of the shirt) under white dress shirts to good effect.
101 down south today.