Wow! Near unanimity of opinion so far! (and it isn't even a black suit thread) I wouldn't want to go with a DB linen jacket or a 3-piece suit, since I want something to wear in warm weather. I'd also hate to see it end up as a kitty litter box. I'll probably forego peak lapels and also the hacking pockets, as Jan reminds me of their origin. However, I _am_ tall and thin, so I like horizontal details like ticket pockets. I don't recall ever seeing a ticket pocket combined with patch pockets, so I'm not even sure it can be done. Also, if I go with patch pockets, are patch-and-flap pockets OK with linen? Thanks for the great input. It's nice to know I have a dependable check on my crazy ideas right here.