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Suggestions for Navy Blazer for hot weather

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by abcd77, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. abcd77

    abcd77 New Member

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    Hello,

    I'll be moving for NE to Dallas. As you know about 4 months a years it's pretty hot. I will be working in a business casual environment that is conservative. I was considering various fabrics but I think wool would be best. I have been searching various clothing sites and searching the forums but can't seem to find a good "all season wool" or "tropical wool" Blazer. I want to spend max $500. Any suggestions?

    Thanks a lot in advance!
     
  2. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Well-Known Member

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    RL Polo do a nice textured linen unlined blazer that will serve you well in the heat of Texas. .
     
  3. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Well-Known Member

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    Stating your size is almost a requirement for anyone to do much volunteer searching. Pure linen probably would be too casual, but 30% linen might be cool and conservative enough.
     
  4. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    Hopsack wool wears cool. Not sure if it wears Texas cool, but it's definitely one of my warm weather blue blazer options. I have one from Epaulet.
     
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    gringodaddy Well-Known Member

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    Unlined or partially lined hopsack.
     
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    jssdc Well-Known Member

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    Check out this unlined/unstructured nailhead from KW. I saw it in person at the pop-up and liked it a great deal (and will in all likelihood buy it after I round out some more MTO purchases).

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    bradp Well-Known Member

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    suit supply has a dallas location, maybe you could drop by and try some of their linen blends.

    E: apparently it's not open yet, but "coming soon." Anyway, I think their price range is suitable for you.
     
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  8. thinman

    thinman Well-Known Member

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    I wore a hopsack, half-lined blazer regularly when I lived in Oklahoma. It was relatively cool, though linen would probably be better in the summer, if your business environment can tolerate the wrinkles. My blazer is custom-made, so I don't know where you can buy one OTR.
     
  9. FlyingMonkey

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    The OP might also want to consider lightweight wool/silk mixes (Zegna are the real specialists in these) and tropical weight wools or Minnis fresco. Linen isn't necessarily that cool either - it depends on the weight and weave. Some linens can be rather heavy and not particularly cool. And of course it also depends on the structure and lining.

    I just don't do very well in hot weather and I just prefer a lighter weight suit when travelling - so I'm having an RAF blue fresco blazer suit made up now. Blazer suits are a bit of an SF thing (see @Claghorn 's fits for some really nice examples) - basically you have the jacket made up so that you can easily use it as a casual suit jacket or a blazer (patch pockets, horn buttons etc.) and so you effectively get the basis of two outfits for the price (and bulk) of one - which is quite handy when travelling.
     
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  10. thinman

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    Yes, I also have a jacket made from a mix of linen, wool, and silk (also half-lined) that I like very much in the summer, though I've moved north to cooler climes and haven't tested it in Texas-sized heat. You are also correct about linen--not all linen is created equal, but a nice lightweight linen jacket with minimal lining is very nice in summer.
     
  11. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    If your office has decent air conditioning, likewise your car, I suspect any 9-ounce or lighter wool jacket will work. (And I did live in Texas for five years.)
     

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