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post #6616 of 12250
For a suit, I think the bottom one is a bit too light in that weight.

Personally, I'd go for the one in the middle.
post #6617 of 12250
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

For a suit, I think the bottom one is a bit too light in that weight.

Personally, I'd go for the one in the middle.

 

+1

post #6618 of 12250
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

For a suit, I think the bottom one is a bit too light in that weight.

Personally, I'd go for the one in the middle.

Yep. Agreed.
post #6619 of 12250
Thanks gents. Steed called them "hopsacks."

I picked the one in the middle. Steed said that's out right now, so I'm waiting for it to come in. The other two were offered as alternatives.
post #6620 of 12250
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

Thanks gents. Steed called them "hopsacks."

I picked the one in the middle. Steed said that's out right now, so I'm waiting for it to come in. The other two were offered as alternatives.

If you're not fixed on navy, take a look at 3977 in the Botany book. It's a beautiful RAF blue sharkskin and my favorite suit.
post #6621 of 12250
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Originally Posted by johanm View Post

If you're not fixed on navy, take a look at 3977 in the Botany book. It's a beautiful RAF blue sharkskin and my favorite suit.

Do you have a photo of the swatch?
post #6622 of 12250
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Couple things about linen:

-It looks really great. The best summer look, IMO.

-You definitely should not be ironing it after every wear. If you can't bear to be seen in wrinkles, you are not ready for linen.

-It's cooling properties are, at least for me, over-stated. I believe that thread for thread linen wears cooler than anything else. E.g., my linen and line-cotton shirts wear much cooler than pure cotton. However, as a suiting or jacketing, linen needs to be woven in a substantial weight, 10 to 14 ounces is typical, and at that weight I find it wears warm. So, for me, the coolest wearing suits I have are the very light Minnis frescos, Wodehouse Summer Comfort (which is even lighter), and 7 ounce cotton.


Chacun á son goüt of course, but traditionally a linen suit is pressed (not ironed btw) after each wear. Personally I dig the coat's charming wrinkles, whereas the trousers ditto seems very unbecoming and thus will either be changed to a second pair at midday or at least pressed after each wear. bigstar[1].gif
Edited by Butler - 6/25/13 at 2:34am
post #6623 of 12250
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

Steadfast is 14oz., so, from a functional perspective, is similar to Botany. Not sure why you believe a 13oz. is 'neither here nor there'? - imo 11-13oz. cloths are often the most versatile. 17oz. is, frankly, a bit of a iGent affection.

17oz is the Nirvana of cloth for some of our confreres..satisfied.gif
post #6624 of 12250
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

You could look into Drapers:
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Why I forget about Drapers, I don't know. I still need to educate myself a lot more on fabrics.
post #6625 of 12250
Thread Starter 
Butler, for those of us without bulters, that is not so realistic ...
post #6626 of 12250
Is there a linen acceptance e-learning course that I can take to prepare for a linen suit? I am bother by the rumples.
post #6627 of 12250

I suggest that you wear fresco trousers over your linen trousers until your skin gets accustomed to the wrinkles.

post #6628 of 12250
That's a sound idea.

Also, I was handling some Holland and Sherry fresco like fabric the other day. Not sure what it is official called, but it was 8oz and very open weave. May even be mores so than the Minnis. Anybody have experience with how it wears?
post #6629 of 12250
Crispaire?

post #6630 of 12250
This was lighter @ 8oz. Does crispaire go that low? If so, that might have been it.
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