Originally Posted by blue peter
question regarding tropical wool - anyone own a jacket, pants or both? rock the full tropical wool suit in the warmer months - is it significantly more comfortable (in terms of overheating) than EG's cotton "suits?" how does it wear (similar to linen, in that it wrinkles easily?), does it require more frequent trips to the dry cleaners? is it a tough material or should one avoid commuting via bicycle with tw trousers :-)
I have the Andover Jacket and Cinch Pant suit in Tropical Wool acquired and started wearing in 2015 (Southern Hemisphere summer) and it's an incredible fabric that is light and very comfortable (fabric breathes well). Much lighter in weight than cotton and does not wrinkle anywhere near as easily as linen (or cotton even).
Cycling with a suit (or suit pants)... As much as possible I prefer to avoid sweating in dressier items of clothing to be honest.
I also own the linen Truman Suit from SS14 in Ecru Linen and it's a completely different look and feel (fabric wise) and unfortunately for me, too casual for the corporate office for me to wear very often.
I dry clean suit pants every 3-5 wears depending on use and wrinkling. Jackets get a dry clean maybe twice a year and if needed outside of that, just a press to remove any wrinkling.
Originally Posted by nsltrls
Tropical wool is seriously one of the best fabrics EG uses. I own the tropical wool Andover and it is a favorite of mine - definitely more comfortable in warm weather than cotton and surprisingly wrinkle-resistant. It is also warm enough that you can use it in the winter as long as you have heavy outerwear, and because the fabric is sturdy it will not look out of place in the cold in the same way that linen might. It is also great indoors when the heat is jacked up.
I definitely would not wear it while biking. If you are patient, BNWT versions often appear on Yahoo Japan and Rakuten.
This! Most definitely.
Sydney winters are not that cold in general, and I'm looking forward to the cold season this year to try and layer up with the Tropical Wool but because the fabric breathes so effectively, a cold wind would most likely cut right through! Will wait and see...