Of what fabric trousers/shirts should I buy for the summer?

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  1. weebayohhh

    weebayohhh Active Member

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    I live in the northeast and summer is here; weather is in the mid 70s to mid 90s. I know for jackets I need a seersucker or linen piece, preferably unlined. What fabrics should I be looking for in my shirts and trousers? How does SF feel about polyester dress slacks?

    Also, I need to obtain accurate measurements of my collar/neck and sleeve length. What is the procedure for doing so?
     
  2. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    while its more a descriptor of the color/patterning than the weave, most end-on-end shirts i have (technically under the broadcloth/plainweave family) are light weight and have a crisp feeling to them

    no polyester anything

    go to store and put on shirts and you'll find your size.
     
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    thinman Senior member

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    I prefer linen shirts and trousers in summer, but I work in a casual business and don't mind the wrinkles. YMMV.
     
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    RDiaz Senior member

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    If you mind the wrinkles, lightweight wool works well for slacks, and cotton is fine for shirts.
     
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    Preferably cotton or cotton blends.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    No polyester. Ever.

    haha

    Seriously though, if you want cool clothing, a linen cotten blend is great. Incotex makes an awesome line of trousers called chinolino which has a blend of the two. It's truly beautiful and very comfortable. You can also try pure linen, but it can get a bit wrinkly. I don't mind, but some may. Nothing wrong with a thin cotton either.
     

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