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post #2731 of 3306
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Nothing recent. I've actually thought about going down that route recently, but it's a fairly expensive proposition to put that stuff in front of a good tailor. If anyone can refer me to a wool seersucker (all-navy or navy/sky?), I'd be interested.

Hmmm is the cloth not ideal for tailoring?
post #2732 of 3306
Cotton is always a bit of a pain to tailor, and difficult to alter without leaving scars. More relevant to the cost issue, it isn't very durable under the best of circumstances.

Unrelated to your question, it can be uncomfortable relative to wool and linen. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter-- although seersucker is famous for being different from most cottons in that respect.
post #2733 of 3306
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Cotton is always a bit of a pain to tailor, and difficult to alter without leaving scars. More relevant to the cost issue, it isn't very durable under the best of circumstances.

Unrelated to your question, it can be uncomfortable relative to wool and linen. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter-- although seersucker is famous for being different from most cottons in that respect.

Looks like I'll be sticking with linen.
post #2734 of 3306
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Nothing recent. I've actually thought about going down that route recently, but it's a fairly expensive proposition to put that stuff in front of a good tailor. If anyone can refer me to a wool seersucker (all-navy or navy/sky?), I'd be interested.

@gdl203 has a single breasted navy wool seersucker, IIRC.
post #2735 of 3306
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

Looks like I'll be sticking with linen.
Well, there are times that seersucker is better than anything else. But if you're not adding those dates to your calendar, you'll be better served with linen for a while.
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post #2737 of 3306
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

@gdl203 has a single breasted navy wool seersucker, IIRC.
Cloth for sale, or Italian RTW?
post #2738 of 3306
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Well, there are times that seersucker is better than anything else. But if you're not adding those dates to your calendar, you'll be better served with linen for a while.

Hmmm its more the look. I want to wear it at night when I go out in the summer. It's time to give the tonik a break.




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post #2739 of 3306
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Cloth for sale, or Italian RTW?

Believe his is bespoke, but he would be someone who could help with what you're looking for.
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post #2741 of 3306
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Believe his is bespoke, but he would be someone who could help with what you're looking for.

Hmmm he owes me samples.
post #2742 of 3306
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Heavy linen suits (with a linen or linen-blend shirt) are surprisingly good for hot summer days on the east coast. I've survived a few July/August days in NY with an example. Although it's impossible to say that I was actually comfortable, I did avoid overdosing on the humidity. I'm about to go to HK for the week, which will be brutal. If I weren't confined to a single air-conditioned hotel for the conference, I'd definitely think about bringing a similar wardrobe.

It's cooling down in HK but watch out for the surprise thunderstorms.
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post #2744 of 3306
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Cloth for sale, or Italian RTW?

IIRC, bespoke by Formosa, using a special run of navy wool seersucker from EuroTex (although they're a merchant, so probably woven by someone else). AFAIK, that cloth is no longer available.
post #2745 of 3306
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

IIRC, bespoke by Formosa, using a special run of navy wool seersucker from EuroTex (although they're a merchant, so probably woven by someone else). AFAIK, that cloth is no longer available.

Yep, I'm pretty sure you're right about all of that.
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