We've had a few threads lately about summer suits. Â I'm curious what materials people favor. Â I currently have only one suit that I consider business-appropriate, which is a dark tan tropical weight wool. Â I've been thinking of getting one or two more suits for wear on very hot days. Â While I've always been intrigued by cotton summer suits, they don't seem like a practical choice for a business suit. Â Anyone have a favorite wrinkle-resistant material for the summer?
I don't favor the wrinkle-free stuff. I mean, I'd rather just let it wrinkle. Same with "stain-resistant" fabrics. For summer suitings, I've taken tropical weight wool -- I've gone bespoke in Hong Kong and really have been pleased. You can also get good summer suits at the Andover shop. I've gone poplin -- but beware of a poplin blend -- I have a Brooks poplin blend and it doesn't breathe well. Or I don't breathe within it, rather. I also like linen. I know it's informal but so was the idea of working in the city during summer months. (I was talking to an old school friend who remarked to me, rather naively, last summer, "everyone's left New York for the summer". Poor idiot).