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Suggestions for Navy Blazer for hot weather

post #1 of 11
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Hello,

 

I'll be moving for NE to Dallas. As you know about 4 months a years it's pretty hot. I will be working in a business casual environment that is conservative. I was considering various fabrics but I think wool would be best. I have been searching various clothing sites and searching the forums but can't seem to find a good "all season wool" or "tropical wool" Blazer. I want to spend max $500. Any suggestions?

 

Thanks a lot in advance!

post #2 of 11
RL Polo do a nice textured linen unlined blazer that will serve you well in the heat of Texas. .
post #3 of 11
Stating your size is almost a requirement for anyone to do much volunteer searching. Pure linen probably would be too casual, but 30% linen might be cool and conservative enough.
post #4 of 11
Hopsack wool wears cool. Not sure if it wears Texas cool, but it's definitely one of my warm weather blue blazer options. I have one from Epaulet.
post #5 of 11

Unlined or partially lined hopsack. 

post #6 of 11

Check out this unlined/unstructured nailhead from KW.  I saw it in person at the pop-up and liked it a great deal (and will in all likelihood buy it after I round out some more MTO purchases).

 

post #7 of 11

suit supply has a dallas location, maybe you could drop by and try some of their linen blends. 

 

E: apparently it's not open yet, but "coming soon."  Anyway, I think their price range is suitable for you.

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Hopsack wool wears cool. Not sure if it wears Texas cool, but it's definitely one of my warm weather blue blazer options. I have one from Epaulet.

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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post

Unlined or partially lined hopsack. 

I wore a hopsack, half-lined blazer regularly when I lived in Oklahoma. It was relatively cool, though linen would probably be better in the summer, if your business environment can tolerate the wrinkles. My blazer is custom-made, so I don't know where you can buy one OTR.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post

I wore a hopsack, half-lined blazer regularly when I lived in Oklahoma. It was relatively cool, though linen would probably be better in the summer, if your business environment can tolerate the wrinkles. My blazer is custom-made, so I don't know where you can buy one OTR.

 

The OP might also want to consider lightweight wool/silk mixes (Zegna are the real specialists in these) and tropical weight wools or Minnis fresco. Linen isn't necessarily that cool either - it depends on the weight and weave. Some linens can be rather heavy and not particularly cool. And of course it also depends on the structure and lining.

 

I just don't do very well in hot weather and I just prefer a lighter weight suit when travelling - so I'm having an RAF blue fresco blazer suit made up now. Blazer suits are a bit of an SF thing (see @Claghorn's fits for some really nice examples) - basically you have the jacket made up so that you can easily use it as a casual suit jacket or a blazer (patch pockets, horn buttons etc.) and so you effectively get the basis of two outfits for the price (and bulk) of one - which is quite handy when travelling.


Edited by FlyingMonkey - 7/30/14 at 10:27am
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

The OP might also want to consider lightweight wool/silk mixes (Zegna are the real specialists in these) and tropical weight wools or Minnis fresco. Linen isn't necessarily that cool either - it depends on the weight and weave. Some linens can be rather heavy and not particularly cool. And of course it also depends on the structure and lining.

I just don't do very well in hot weather and I just prefer a lighter weight suit when travelling - so I'm having an RAF blue fresco blazer suit made up now. Blazer suits are a bit of an SF thing (see @Claghorn
's fits for some really nice examples) - basically you have the jacket made up so that you can easily use it as a casual suit jacket or a blazer (patch pockets, horn buttons etc.) and so you effectively get the basis of two outfits for the price (and bulk) of one - which is quite handy when travelling.

Yes, I also have a jacket made from a mix of linen, wool, and silk (also half-lined) that I like very much in the summer, though I've moved north to cooler climes and haven't tested it in Texas-sized heat. You are also correct about linen--not all linen is created equal, but a nice lightweight linen jacket with minimal lining is very nice in summer.
post #11 of 11
If your office has decent air conditioning, likewise your car, I suspect any 9-ounce or lighter wool jacket will work. (And I did live in Texas for five years.)
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