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Polo Ralph Lauren Linen & Wool Suit...When?

MCH-est.1818

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Was at the Polo Ralph Lauren outlet today and saw a nice looking double breasted pintstripe suit. However, it was 52% LINEN and 48% WOOL. When would you wear this--I guess summer but why the half and half, linen wool--it just seems odd combination...
 

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Originally Posted by MCH-est.1818
Was at the Polo Ralph Lauren outlet today and saw a nice looking double breasted pintstripe suit. However, it was 52% LINEN and 48% WOOL. When would you wear this--I guess summer but why the half and half, linen wool--it just seems odd combination...

Summer definitely. It looks more like a blazer than a suit.
 

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Anytime weather permits, forget about the fabric content.

In other news, what suits did they have in 44L and which outlet was this?
 

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It is actually a very practical combination because it minimizes the wrinkles you get from 100% linen but it is cooler that 100% wool. So, Ideal for warm climates especially with high humidity.

One of my favorite spring/summer jackets had a wool/linen/silk blend. It was cool, light yet had very few wrinkles making it ideal for travel. Hard to do with 100% linen.
 

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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy
It is actually a very practical combination because it minimizes the wrinkles you get from 100% linen but it is cooler that 100% wool. So, Ideal for warm climates especially with high humidity.

One of my favorite spring/summer jackets had a wool/linen/silk blend. It was cool, light yet had very few wrinkles making it ideal for travel. Hard to do with 100% linen.


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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy
It is actually a very practical combination because it minimizes the wrinkles you get from 100% linen but it is cooler that 100% wool. So, Ideal for warm climates especially with high humidity.

One of my favorite spring/summer jackets had a wool/linen/silk blend. It was cool, light yet had very few wrinkles making it ideal for travel. Hard to do with 100% linen.


I have several Polo jackets with this mix. In New Orleans, this is a year round material.

Mike
 

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Such blends allow for comfort in warm climates less the wrinkles that is often associated with linen fabrics. In tropical regions, it can be worn throught the year.
 

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Originally Posted by MBreinin
I have several Polo jackets with this mix. In New Orleans, this is a year round material.

Mike


Like the OP, I questioned where to wear my 50/50 wool/linen Prada blazer. But, two nights ago I wore it out to dinner. I live in LA and it was 60 degrees so I wore a lightweight cashmere sweater underneath. Worked out fine.
 

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Originally Posted by ykurtz
Summer definitely. It looks more like a blazer than a suit.

Well, if the OP says there are pants lurking behind the jacket, I won't doubt him. But you bring up a good point, this is something that could definitely be broken up. For summer, pair the jacket with stone colored trousers and maybe a light pink or blue shirt, or else use the trousers with a white shirt and light grey sweater, perhaps. It's also one of the few DB suits I'd say is safe to wear tieless.

If it's a good bargain, and fits well, why not?
 

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I have two Polo suits in this material, and they're both shoulder-season staples for me here in NYC.
 

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Originally Posted by MCH-est.1818
Was at the Polo Ralph Lauren outlet today and saw a nice looking double breasted pintstripe suit. However, it was 52% LINEN and 48% WOOL. When would you wear this--I guess summer but why the half and half, linen wool--it just seems odd combination...

If that is a 38R than it may be the same suit I contemplated buying last year.

linen/wool is a pretty standard combo, 100% linen wears cooler but wrinkles more.
 

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