Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by David Reeves, Sep 13, 2013.
Thank you. Here is the beige jacket with the vest.
Do you prefer linen blends to fresco for warm weathers? Or does it just depend on the formality needed?
I do personally, I feel they are just more comfortable and they just look more appropriate for very hot weather. If I have to see a new client and play it safe, I just put on a 7.5 oz wool in charcoal or navy for a couple of hours in my air conditioned office.
If I was seeing new clients everyday in a hot climate and I was dealing with more conservative people, my needs would be different, but thats an interesting thing about a bespoke wardrobe, making it fit with the clients lifestyle.
In NYC I think every man should have at least 2 purely hot weather suits even if they are in navy or grey and styled conservatively. Getting on the subway and moving around in August wearing a 9 oz (all year round) suit looks soul crushing, the suit becomes a yoke, when really it should be your armor. Who cares if it goes back in the wardrobe in September? you can bring it back out next year.
In Florida, I would have almost no need for anything but extremely light and breathable fabrics.
Thank you for the help, I am hoping to dip my toes into bespoke by the end of the year. It will be great to finally see all the cloth options available for tropical climates.
I have more summer suits than I do anything else.
Any particular reason?
Well, I am a greasy guinea and I sweat a lot. I just like a nice cooler rotation for the summer, also if I sweat through my trousers and such I want to have enough light suits to withstand dry cleaning rotation. FWIW, I only have Minnis Fresco and Scabal Tropical suits for the summer. Linen to me is not cool. Not at all actually. I think the impression that linen is cooler is just because it absorbs more moisture than wool making you feel dryer hence "cooler". I hate the rumples too. IMO, fresco looks like regular business suiting for the most part, I find linen to stand out much more.
I would agree with you, but the addition of silk in a 50/50 linen silk/blend really makes it a different animal, you really should try one of the Dormeuil wool silks.
This one when unlined (like this is) is as fine as a shirting cloth but the silk gives it strength and memory, you can see a bit of soft creasing but this is really as bad as it gets, unless you roll around in it.
That's interesting because silk I find hot as hell too. Like wearing rubber. In general, I prefer more matte scratchy fabrics like the fresco. The open weave is an added bonus. They just feel airy and dry to me. I'd worry about wearing out silk/linen too quickly. The fresco is a workhorse.
David - can you please share the source of that beige linen?
I think he said it was from Ariston
You should come in and have a look at it, don't you work near me?
Yes Ariston. Its intended more as a cloth for sport coats I think, but I did a suit in it.
Right across the park. I should stop in soon.
Sure, shoot me an email sometime and come over for a drink after work.
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