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Cotton Suits

The Louche

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There are a few threads, but they are all old. I'm looking to pick up a cotton suit for the summer. It will be a "tester" to see if I want to get my MTM guy to make me a good one; it needs to be pretty cheap. I also demand flat-front pants. Where can I get one? Not much luck looking online. Brooks has a few that look nice, but I can't stand the styling details of them and they are a bit more than I want to spend.
 

The Louche

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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy
Try Paul Stuart. The on-line selection is limited but if you call the store you will find they usually have a lot more.

I'm pretty sure they would be expensive. I'm looking for something dirt cheap (read $200). This is an experiment.
 

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You might try Haspel suits, which should be in your price range or even cheaper on sale - probably not 100% cotton, but few summer suits truly are.
 

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+1 on Haspel -- they are an old US clothier with a long history of making linen, cotton and seersucker suits. I picked up two -- one linen and one cotton from overstock.com last spring. About $90 each if I remember correctly. A little tailoring and they fit great. Cotton suits are nice for hot summer days in the office. They don't wrinkle as much as linen, but don't drape as well as wool. Twotone
Originally Posted by BBC
You might try Haspel suits, which should be in your price range or even cheaper on sale - probably not 100% cotton, but few summer suits truly are.
 

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I have a haspell seersucker suit. Very good quality. I would buy again and probably will.
 

The Louche

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Originally Posted by Wallcloud
I have a haspell seersucker suit. Very good quality. I would buy again and probably will.

The only Haspels I can find have center vents and pleats, making them a no-go for me. I can handle either/or, but not both in combination. Are there Haspels out there with side vents? Flat fronts? Maybe both!? Their website is a complete embarassment...
 

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Originally Posted by The Louche
Are there Haspels out there with side vents? Flat fronts? Maybe both!? ...

My Haspel poplin suit has flat front pants but a center vent. The fabric, however, is 55/45 cotton/poly.
 

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For some reason I remember a pix posted by member (Parker?
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) that looked just great - everything a cottn suit should be, i.e. nice color (not classic tan/khaki, but a slightly more washed-out 'stone' color) and well-fitting. I don't mind a center vent for a suit like this, and think 2 button is best. No pleats though..
 

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Originally Posted by csheehan
My Haspel poplin suit has flat front pants but a center vent. The fabric, however, is 55/45 cotton/poly.

Don't care about the poly blend so much - this suit will be a junker fro the get go. Where did you get the suit?
 

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Originally Posted by The Louche
Don't care about the poly blend so much - this suit will be a junker fro the get go. Where did you get the suit?

I bought a great very light wool suit at Daks years ago and it was great...

I love linen but the wrinkles are part of the charm...

Cotton suits are a happy compromise but they're not as elegant than linen or very light wool.
 

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