Cotton suits

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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Are cotton suits "in" now? I seem to see quite a few of these on the market from fashion-forward designers all over the place...
     


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    They seem to be "in" every couple of years. I think they get a lot of play from time to time, but they are always there. It's not a long trend period like lapels or something.
     


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    I am interested in the khaki cotton suit Jcrew has this spring. Poorly made I am sure, but might be good for a knockabout travelling kind of suit. If I remember correctly, $198 for the jacket (half lined) and 88 for the pants. Not a bad deal, and you can wear it on hot humid rainy days and not fret that it will get ruined.
     


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    I picked one up in a kind of greeny taupe, made by Corbin for Nordstrom, at a thrift shop a couple weeks ago. I am looking forward to wearing it this summer. It's fully canvassed, which I think may keep it in good shape longer than if it were fused. For some reason that issue seems to me like it would be even more important with cotton. Does it matter?
     


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    I always thought fusing works better with a cotton suit, because it helps prevent wrinkles and provides a bit more structure.
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I have a couple cotton jackets, one by Varvatos and one by Theory that are pretty cool for a club/casual environment, I agree that they are good for a situation that is a bit more casual or one where you don't need/want matching fabrics. I think they could work fairly well with jeans.
     


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    True, but then it wouldn't breathe nearly as well. I guess it's kind of a tradeoff. Dz, are yours canvassed?
     


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    I'm not sure, I suspect they are fused, but I could be wrong. If they are, the fusing is rather light.
     


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    I have a couple of Hugo Boss suits (navy and one is gray) and a kkaki/olivish Haspel suit that are cotton and I love them for summer wear. Probably not something to wear to meet a client but great for more informal events. The suits wrinkle pretty quickly but by that time I'm already a couple of drinks in so I don't really care [​IMG]
     


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    Cotton suits are always cool for the summer. I just bought a cotton RL Black Label suit in cotton. It's the one on the cover of Cargo magazine this month.
     


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    Corbin makes (made?) the cotton suits for a lot of mens shops over the years. They've always had a dedicated (if perhaps small) following, wrinkles and all.

    Pressing is for the parvenu; those who arrive (or were there to begin with), do so wrinkled. -- Horace.
     


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