Wow, lot´s of new stuff since I last checked.
I work in the office of a small Spanish restaurant chain. There are only 4 of us and we never deal with providers nor clients in the office. 40 plus celcius Madrileñan weather combined with poor air conditioning make wearing a suit absolutely impossible. We only need to dress formal when we go to the restaurants, where air conditioning is fine, to meet clients, employees, or providers. Perhaps this can explain the casual dress code in the office during summer.
Waiscoats are a no-go, obviously. Also, ivory and cream won´t work for me. I´m very, very clumsy, have a dog, and do a lot of work in and around the house - anything lighter than tan is asking for problems. Other than that, thanks for the suggestions. At least now I know more or less what to look for.
This afternoon while doing some window shopping I ran into a couple things that looked decent. For now I´ll stick to RTW articles, as I´ll only wear these things for about two months.
What are your opinions on blue and white striped seersucker sports coats?
Also, how is silk in summer? I found a very light silk shirt at a very good price.