Best summer blazer material

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  1. FlyingMonkey

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    I have a lovely silk-wool blend jacket for summer, as well as a slightly more 'fashion-foward' wool-lycra blend blazer (which still looks like a traditional boat club blazer, but it stretches...). I have no problem with a subtle sheen on materials that are supposed to have that quality (silk and mohair in particular), and I think the only reason why some people dislike it is because they associate it with shiny cheap modern polyster or poly-wool blend suits.
     


  2. Fashion Fan

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm happy my thread created such a large discusson about the best summer blazer material. I wanna thank everyone for their feedback and knowledge. Based on the reccomendations I decided to get a BB Regent soft cotton jacket in navy blue. I got it tailored to be slim fitting since I'm young and I have an athletic build. Below are some fit pics that I would apprecaite some feedback on.

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    I know this thread is quite old but I didn't see any reason to start a new thread when I could just dig this one up. So, I was considering this chino blazer from Bonobos but I can't decide how I feel about it. It definitely looks quite acceptable for summer wear but I wonder if the material is too thin. It almost looks flimsy or something. It's just hard to say. Opinions?

    http://www.bonobos.com/navy-washed-chino-blazer-for-men
     


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    Personallly Ive had really bad luck with cotton jackets on the internet . The pictures arn't that good and its real easy for them to look like lab coats or cheap uniform jackets
     


  5. Muotimies

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    So would you suggest linen then? I know seersucker would be a good summer weight but my wardrobe is large enough to justify a seersucker blazer over something a bit more versatile. Any specific blazer suggestions?¿ I would prefer navy.
     


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    For one thing, it is comically short.

    I had a quick look through this thread. There are three things that determine how hot a particular fabric runs. First, the weave, second the weight and finally, what it is made from. A 100% wool, 8 oz panama weave will run very cool. A 14 oz. cotton twill will run pretty hot. Even linen can run surprisingly warm, depending on how heavy it is and the weave.

    How warm a jacket is depends not only on the fabric but on the lining. 1/4 lined is obviously going to be cooler than a fully lined jacket. Though, of course, it won't drape as well, especially with lighter fabrics. Ermazine lining is cool relative to bemberg but you aren't likely to find much ermazine in RTW.

    Anyway, don't just look at what the fabric is made of. In terms of usefulness in the heat, that's probably the least important factor.
     


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    +1 my coolest jacket is 1/4 lined open weave wool
     


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    Ah ok, makes sense. So still, any manufacturer suggestions? I'm not really sure who makes a good blazer.
     


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    Who makes a good blazer?Well that is really too general a question for any helpful response . Might as well ask who makes a good car. Personally I would start with LBM 1911 or Boglioli and go from there . Partial or unlined plus unstructured are key imo
     


  10. Muotimies

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    I'm sorry, what more details should I supply when asking a question such as my previous one?¿ I had already stated that I was looking for a navy blazer to wear in warmer weather (summer months). I'm just not sure what else you would need to know. I don't see how my question is too general in this case. I could understand if somebody asked, "Who makes good shoes?" when there are tons of different types but even with that, I could see a simple response for manufacturers who turn out consistent quality. You don't have any specific manufacturers you turn to when looking to add a new blazer to your wardrobe?

    But I do appreciate the suggestions that you gave.
     
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