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Those all look good, if a bit costumey in most cases.
I'd love to wear a white linen suit and of course, the climate here is perfect for it. But too many unpleasant connotations with the colonial era, I'm afraid...
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Those all look good, if a bit costumey in most cases.
I'd love to wear a white linen suit and of course, the climate here is perfect for it. But too many unpleasant connotations with the colonial era, I'm afraid...
Living in Kentucky, I'm surrounded by "beautiful" former plantations. I would feel gross dressed up like Colonel Sanders driving past plantation fields. Such is the risk of flexing your sartorial muscle in the south.
post #33108 of 37396
  • there is a world of difference btw a tan/khaki single brested linen suit and a cream/off-white db job like those posted.   The former wouln't illicit such strong reactions.
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How beige is too light ?

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How beige is too light ?

 

RACIST!!!

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RACIST!!!

 

Lol

 

Legitimately curious as I have a beige SB linen suit and it is by no means like the ones pictured above, but it feels awkward at times because, all things being equal, a beige linen suit is not exactly commonplace. I kind of wish I had gone for something more taupe and worsted.

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Those all look good, if a bit costumey in most cases.
I'd love to wear a white linen suit and of course, the climate here is perfect for it. But too many unpleasant connotations with the colonial era, I'm afraid...

How so? If anything isn't a 2 button single breasted suit people are afraid to wear it?
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How so? If anything isn't a 2 button single breasted suit people are afraid to wear it?

 

No, but not too many people in Indonesia like to be reminded of this period of their history:

 

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  • there is a world of difference btw a tan/khaki single brested linen suit and a cream/off-white db job like those posted.   The former wouln't illicit such strong reactions.

 

Indeed, there is. Perhaps it is one of those regional distinctions.

 

British tan/ light brown/ lighter shades of tobacco aka tan linen  is a summer staple for cloth hobbyists - the jacket  was even endorsed as such in AA illustrations- though it is better to have the suit and two trews to break it up into seperates.  Cream linen suit OTOH  is just too precious; i have a few cream linen odd trews for Summer though.

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Bueno.  

 

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Not bueno

 

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I got a Gieves and Hawkes RTW tan linen suit a year and a half back, and it's nice, but I have to say it doesn't get too much wear, I think be warned. My chocolate brown one does better as it can be worn as separates better (and darker means wearing separately has fewer problems with colors).

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To be fair, I have liked the recent run of KFC commercials.

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I got a Gieves and Hawkes RTW tan linen suit a year and a half back, and it's nice, but I have to say it doesn't get too much wear, I think be warned. My chocolate brown one does better as it can be worn as separates better (and darker means wearing separately has fewer problems with colors).

Mine probably gets worn about 6 times a year (tan linen suit). I'd wear it more if I had more occasions to be in a suit (something I do maybe once a week). I mostly regard it as a fun (okay, really awesome and fun) thing to have once you already have more versatile summer items. A tobacco linen suit is definitely on my list of things to buy as I think that the jacket would get some separates use (similar to your chocolate brown but I think chocolate brown is darker than I want).
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Bueno.  

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I would get a lot of use from this.
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Bueno.  

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That's the one..
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