Originally Posted by Mr. Pink
I see. I'd love to wear 14-15 oz wools, but those would be unbearable even in San Diego's "winter", when our highs average in the low 60s. In fact, it's almost time to put away my 12 oz. worsteds for year. Still disappointed to hear about Drapers durability. They're a bit pricey to be disposable. But I may go ahead anyway. I had a particular grey nailhead in mind and the Drapers came closest that.
All fabric do wear out, so really anything last for a few year's seasonal wears is good enough. Do people really expect their fresco or tropical worsted to last more than 5 years?
Anyway, 15 degree celsius is pretty chilly. Especially in Hong Kong where the air con tend to be very strong, I have no problem to wear 20oz tweed coat in Hong Kong's winter. I am always cold in UK, even in the apparent sunny weather.
Another reason why my suit does last long because I don't keep them, I try to only have 7-8 suits only.
I will still go for drapers, they are one of the best Italian worsted suiting.