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Fabric recommendations for Chan summer suit

beny

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I'm looking for a suit in which I can survive the tropical climate of 96-degree Singapore. Will be meeting with Chan next week. Can someone suggest nice fabrics for a good suit? Any comments regarding H&S Dragonfly Lightweight 150s, Mille Miglia 140s, and Snowy River 100s? Also, it would be extremely helpful if someone familiar with Chan might give me approximate pricing for suits made from aforementioned fabrics.

Thanks!
 

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Holland & Sherry Crispaire is fine, but you will stll sweat in the humidity of Singapore even if you wore nothing


H&S has some 8oz worsteds also, but I much prefer Crispaire at 9/10 oz as it drapes a lot better and is more porous.

I would stay clear of the Italian books that are overpriced and less sturdy.
 

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+1 H&S Crispaire. Great fabric and good for the summer
 

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Regarding the Crispaire, I think it tends to work best, given the fact that it's a porous weave, in windier weather.

I might also recommend a mohair blend. I got a DB from Chan in a VBC wool/mohair, and it's a very nice summer suit.
 

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Wool/mohair and linen blends can also be good candidates. Mersolair etc.
 

beny

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Thanks for the suggestion; can I get an estimate on the price of a Crispaire suit?
 

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Originally Posted by beny
Thanks for the suggestion; can I get an estimate on the price of a Crispaire suit?

I bought a three-piece in the Crispaire from Chan last fall, and it ran me a bit over $1,500US. If memory serves, a SB will run somewhere around $1,200, maybe a bit more now because of the weak dollar.
 

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Thank you- very helpful
 

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