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post #16 of 19
I've been very impressed with Loro Piana "the wave" it tailors well, is very light weight, but because of the silk it has some strength and memory retention.

There's some nice wool silk and linen blends as well this season from Dormeuil.

I'm thinking about doing a pale blue cotton two piece and either a silver linen and silk suit or maybe even a denim. I'm getting some new Scabal books on Monday so may find something interesting there.

I'm trying to build up to a 5 summer suit wardrobe with at least two sportcoats, a seasonal wardrobe is certainly the way to go here. I would have considered a cotton suit or a very lightweight suit in England a real luxury but here you really need them.
post #17 of 19
The problem with silk anything is that it wears hot. So many mills make silk/linen blends for summer and then people order it and are surprised when they are hot in 75 degree weather. I really like wool/linen blends, you get airiness, texture and the wool keeps the linen from overly wrinkling.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

The problem with silk anything is that it wears hot. So many mills make silk/linen blends for summer and then people order it and are surprised when they are hot in 75 degree weather. I really like wool/linen blends, you get airiness, texture and the wool keeps the linen from overly wrinkling.

I think 10% silk is alright.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

I think 10% silk is alright.

I would agree. I've had a blend of wool and linen with 10% silk that was ideal for hot humid Atlanta summers.
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