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Need Spring/Summer suit advice

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by poorsod, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    Apr 13, 2005
    I am thinking of getting a summer suit made but I don't like seersuckers. Departures had an interesting article about silk suits. http://www.departures.com/fa/fa_0799_silk.html But is a silk suit too extravagant or out of place? I haven't seen anyone wear a silk suit - even in NYC where a guy in a gorilla suit wouldn't get a second look. What about those 7 oz tropical wool suits for comparison? (Note that the suit will be for pleasure and not for work.) I was also considering a SB peaked lapel but I'm not sure if it would look too arrogant for a summer suit. Though Tom Mahon's version looks sweet. http://www.englishcut.com/archives/000061.html

  2. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    Sep 28, 2004
    I've got some tropical wool (I think it's 8 oz ) that was made into a suit (via Southwick MTM program). I brought my own material to the merchant. I like it. In my experience, I've been happy with the few suits I've had made in HK -- mostly heavy but they do light weight fabrics very well (naturally). There's some interesting talk, a while back, about lightweight summer suitings (incl. silk) at theondonlounge.net. Â It's now a subscription website, but you'll find useful info. there. Â There was talk of doing an order of some cool (literally) suitings through the Cloth Club. Â I've ordered before and was happy with it.

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