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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni
I would do light blue or green in linen. Are you trying to get a year around suit in linen by getting a dark linen color?


I believe linen softens up navy and makes it an interesting summer choice. It is a dark color that is still easy on the eye and casual with its wrinkles. For that reason, it goes well with white suede shoes or spectators. And if you work in an ultra stuffy environment, it is a way to wear it to the office without being thought too much of a sartorial maverick. There is also the question of showing dirt and dry cleaning etc...

I would get both a dark tan and a navy suit in linen. Maybe a cream odd jacket, white linen pants (maybe pale yellow for resort wear) and black linen pants (very hip), hell maybe an olive drab green pair of pants and a medium to dark grey pair of pants to go with the odd jacket.


For patterns I would probably want in a blend with silk and/or cashmere or mohair. Here a medium blue suit would have the requisite texture and color marbling to provide interest.
post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by Stu
I personally would only buy a linen suit in either a beige/oatmeal color or a tan. I would never buy one in navy, and God forbid never, never in black. Linen is a summer cloth, so it should be in light summer colors.

Yes, I agree. Linen is wonderful in warmer weather and quite stylish. I could't imagine Linen in the Winter. But, I guess in some very warm areas, Linen could be worn from about April to October.

I sure wouldn't go with Black and I don't think Navy would be a much better choice. Stick to Summer colors.
post #33 of 37
Cream, sand and blue are the classic colors.

I'm currently tempted by the blue, but no sense ordering one before next February. Time for Fall clothes now.
post #34 of 37
I see I also replied a year and a half ago, but right now on Ebay there are some great linen suits from Brioni, I think worlds finest has them, but I am not sure. The creme striped linen jacket I was waiting for in my last post didn't come out quite as nice as I wanted and I have yet to wear it, but I did get a great creme 100% linen 2 button, flat front, 1/4 lined, minimal shoulder padding suit from Polo blue label, the older one with the made in Italy label. I have gotten more compliments on that suit paired with a purple label light blue/white pinstriped shirt, linen and creme calf skin cole haan spectators and a gold,blue and orange linen tie.
post #35 of 37
I know the summer is over, but I got a beautiful blue linen suit discounted from $849 down to $179...

And as the sun is shining and is warm this week I'd wear it !
post #36 of 37
It is the start of a very warm spring, here. Cloth is linen/mohair with a small percentage of silk in petrol blue from Scabal. This suit is considerably less susceptible to wrinkling than the suits I have in Harrison's mersolair.

post #37 of 37
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Originally Posted by Aus_MD
It is the start of a very warm spring, here. Cloth is linen/mohair with a small percentage of silk in petrol blue from Scabal. This suit is considerably less susceptible to wrinkling than the suits I have in Harrison's mersolair.


Nice !!!! I like the flower detail...

I must get a job to work on the south from September to March !
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