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Looking for black summerweight suiting


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Oct 21, 2020
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I know...it's October, but I have an outdoor funeral/memorial service in Florida in 2 weeks and my only black suit is 3-season wool, and I'm not doing that to myself or my suit. Mid-80s temps, Florida sun, and a lined black wool suit...not a great time.

Does anyone know of any stores that have any black linen/Madras/chambray/tonal seersucker stuff on sale (or even in stock) right now? I'd even settle for hopsack wool, though that wouldn't be my preference.

Most of my suiting is Brooks Bros, Kent Wang, Pal Zileri, and Southwick. I'm not married to those brands, but that's who I gravitate towards when it comes time to pick something else up.

I should have come here first. I went to r/malefashionadvice out of ease and one guy literally told me to wear my 3-season wool suit and just drape the jacket over my arm the whole time, like that's a solution.

Thanks in advance.
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Aug 29, 2013
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Kent Wang has an insane number of MTM options, why not go with them?
because the funeral is 2 weeks away?

If black is not mandatory, it will be easier to find a lightweight dark grey or navy RTW suit than a lightweight black suit.


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Dec 3, 2009
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If black is not mandatory, it will be easier to find a lightweight dark grey or navy RTW suit than a lightweight black suit.
Black is NEVER mandatory. I would go with grey/navy.

Daniel Hakimi

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Mar 10, 2018
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Oh, sorry, I guess I was skimming. I don't think many communities really expect black suits at funerals anymore. I live in a conservative NYC suburb, everybody owns a few suits, and nobody wears a suit to a funeral.

If you must... I would actually consider what the redditor recommended, minus the vest. Put the jacket down on a chair here and there. You're technically there in a suit, nobody could give you shit, but you're not boiling.

If you really want to purchase a second wool suit for the funeral... really don't worry about quality, nobody is checking your buttonholes at a funeral.

Madras is not a good idea for a funeral, and there's no such thing as solid black madras anyway. There's no such thing as black chambray.

Go to your local mall, and just find something. Lightweight wools will be fine. If you can only get something with poly lining, you could ask a tailor to remove the lining.

Uniqlo might have a few unlined jackets. Here's a knit one, that's... eh: https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/men-u-milano-ribbed-jacket-432924.html?dwvar_432924_color=COL09&cgid=men-outerwear-and-blazers-blazers#start=1&cgid=men-outerwear-and-blazers-blazers

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