-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. Edited by Butler - 6/25/13 at 2:34am
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..
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?