Originally Posted by stylishmike
So I'm going to Cancun in a couple months and I would like to get a suit or 2 to wear while I'm there.
As of now all I have is 3 dark colored pure wool suits (navy, navy with pinstripe and charcoal). All of my suits came from Suit Supply and I'm very satisfied with them so far. The only problem is, they don't really have anything in the color that I'm looking for.
I've figured out at least one of the options that I'd like to go with so far- an off white/cream colored suit, most likely pure linen. Something like this one: http://carboncostume.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/scarface.jpg
Since SF was where I got the advice to check out Suit Supply, I was hoping maybe you guys could point me in the right direction for this as well. My budget is $500-1000 per suit. I've also checked out Brooks Brothers, they didn't have what I was looking for either.
Seersucker should be fine at night. If you stay near the water, Cancun can get cool at night, even in late March.
For the daytime, I'd go for linen over seersucker. All else equal, (flax) linen is better for humid heat than cottons like seersucker because linen expels moisture much faster. Cotton retains moisture for a long time. Of course, the weight and the weave of the fabric make a big difference too. I'd recommend a quarter-lined or buggy-lined coat if you can get one. There are some threads on hot-weather suits and fabrics that you can search for/
Myself, I wear linen guayaberas in the daytime in Cancun, as I like to walk, and it's too hot for me to wear a suit of any kind while walking in the Cancun sun. For guayaberas, Yaxkin at Plaza Caracol in the hotel zone
are one of the better makers in the town. They have RTW and MTM guayaberas, and also sell Panama hats.
While there, if you want to get a taste of the local Yucatan cuisine, I recommend a visit to Los Almendros restaurant downtown, near the bus station
. Yucatec cuisine does amazing things with pork. Go between 1 and 4pm, because it's a mid-day place, not an evening place. Prices are far more reasonable than you'll pay at a comparable restaurant in the hotel zone.