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Cotton or Wool?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ranchsooner, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. ranchsooner

    ranchsooner Senior member

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    I'm looking to purchase a tan summer suit. I live in Denver where the heat is not oppresive, but I do travel to Phoenix a bit. What is the preference of SF's for fabric in a tan summer suit? Wool or Cotton. thanks
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    If you only have one, and especially if it is for travel, tropical wool is SO much more practical. Cotton suits are sort of a luxury, in that they are not as useful.
     


  3. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    I have one in a 50/50 wool/linen mix, and a narrow herringbone weave. It wrinkles slowly, and when it finally does wrinkle, it does so flatteringly.
     


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    whoopee Senior member

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    Fresco and mohair-blend suits are excellent for travel as they wear well, are cool, and do not wrinkle much.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Fresco and mohair-blend suits are excellent for travel as they wear well, are cool, and do not wrinkle much.
    Agreed, especially with regard to fresco, but that stuff is not widely available RTW.
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Agreed, especially with regard to fresco, but that stuff is not widely available RTW.


    What is the difference between tropical and fresco. I always think of them as basically the same.
     


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    chorse123 Senior member

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    I believe that "tropical wool" is a designation given to light weight wool. Fresco is a specific type of open weave. The cloth may weigh more, but it's more breathable.

    Is this custom or RTW?
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I think khaki suits are quite practical for going to places such as Africa.
     


  9. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Tan tropical wool is your best bet.

    Lots of opportunities to wear it in the Colorado summer.
     


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    Plus, wool drapes better. I'm really not a fan of cotton pants in particular.
     


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    Stuttjukken Well-Known Member

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    I go for wool suit, light weight, tropical.
     


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