Interesting developments afoot. My source for these inexpensive corduroy suits now has a large stock of linen suits. I bought two at lunch, an off white and a natural tan. They are not as slim as the cord suit, and I really need to try them on at home with a better fitting shirt. I'll take pictures and see what you guys think.
100% linen, partial lining, 3 button that's okay as a 3/2, flapped front pockets, side vents, and flat front unfinished pants. Price would be $200 or less, and there are a bunch of colors, including navy, dark grey, cream, tan, khaki, and olive. Once again, the buttons are not very nice.