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What's with all the trolling?

I wonder what price point the shawl cardigans will be?
 

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Hello everyone! I've really enjoyed my Quest Cotton high rise, but have recently relocated to a much hotter climate with humidity frequently touching 100% and temps just below 90 deg F. I am now hoping to purchase a few pairs of trousers that are the absolute best for this climate. That is my only factor is performing well in a high heat environment, being breathable, and wicking away sweat. Should I just be looking at the lowest GSM options?

So far these look like my best option, but I'd love to hear if you think I should be looking at fresco, linen, hopsack, or some other blends. Thanks!
 

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Hello everyone! I've really enjoyed my Quest Cotton high rise, but have recently relocated to a much hotter climate with humidity frequently touching 100% and temps just below 90 deg F. I am now hoping to purchase a few pairs of trousers that are the absolute best for this climate. That is my only factor is performing well in a high heat environment, being breathable, and wicking away sweat. Should I just be looking at the lowest GSM options?

So far these look like my best option, but I'd love to hear if you think I should be looking at fresco, linen, hopsack, or some other blends. Thanks!
I actually have a question for you! How is the Quest cotton?

Can it hold a crease? Is it breathable? And will it expand a size like a pair of chinos?
 

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I don't know either. But I won't be purchasing it this time around since it's a new item for the season. Learned my lesson with Spier. Never buy the first drop of things, hell sometimes even the second!
I really wish S&M would price their clothes a little higher to ensure proper quality control. I thought we were past that with the shrinking sleeves, but this seasons chinos have popping seams. It makes me not want to try new things :(
 

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Hello everyone! I've really enjoyed my Quest Cotton high rise, but have recently relocated to a much hotter climate with humidity frequently touching 100% and temps just below 90 deg F. I am now hoping to purchase a few pairs of trousers that are the absolute best for this climate. That is my only factor is performing well in a high heat environment, being breathable, and wicking away sweat. Should I just be looking at the lowest GSM options?

So far these look like my best option, but I'd love to hear if you think I should be looking at fresco, linen, hopsack, or some other blends. Thanks!
Cotton/linen trousers are your best bet!
 

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Can you double check? Would really appreciate it. Does it fit slim when you sized at XS, or do you have room to wear layered clothing underneath?
I will try to remember to look tomorrow, if I don’t get back to you remind me
 

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Cotton/linen trousers are your best bet!
They're pretty good, but they wrinkle and require more maintenance than wool. My favorite trousers so far this summer have been the high twist ones from VBC. They're lightweight and breathable. The cotton-linen are also great, but my first pair is in cream and they seem to attract dirt and need frequent pressing.

I'm disappointed to hear the OP's comment about the Quest trousers as I just sent some to the tailor after buying to expand my summer trouser wardrobe.

I'd be curious to see how the low gsm tropical wool trousers perform, but I don't have any of those yet.
 

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Can you double check? Would really appreciate it. Does it fit slim when you sized at XS, or do you have room to wear layered clothing underneath?
Just looked and I have an XS. It fits slim with some room to layer. Definitely don't want to wear thick tailor wear underneath, but I remember wearing a thicker sweater (S&M cable knit) with a shirt underneath and that was likely the most I would go. Want to wear 3+ layers I would likely size up. Was a bit restricting with a chunky cardigan, but doable. Otherwise I am happy with the fit and warmth (If I am shovelling for more than 10 mins I am sweating hard lol). Hope this helps
 

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They're pretty good, but they wrinkle and require more maintenance than wool. My favorite trousers so far this summer have been the high twist ones from VBC. They're lightweight and breathable. The cotton-linen are also great, but my first pair is in cream and they seem to attract dirt and need frequent pressing.

I'm disappointed to hear the OP's comment about the Quest trousers as I just sent some to the tailor after buying to expand my summer trouser wardrobe.

I'd be curious to see how the low gsm tropical wool trousers perform, but I don't have any of those yet.
I second that.
I have the quest, linen/cotton, all linen, VBC fresco, and VBC high twist. The fresco and high twist are the best for really hot climate. The fabric is thin, breathable and doesn't wrinkle. The all linen are also good, but you'll have to iron them after each wear as you can imagine.
 

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I've been getting some good use out of the di Sondrio cotton/linens from this and last year's offerings. I hang and brush them out after wear and I only need to iron/steam every few wears.
 

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wearing my first SM suit: a tan solaro. It hugs my neck beautifully, back panels drape perfectly. It doesn't sit quite exact on the back of my neck but that could be because of my terrible posture. If I had commissioned this I'd maybe want the back cleaned a little but honestly that's probably just nitpicking.
Pictures, If possible!
 

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They're pretty good, but they wrinkle and require more maintenance than wool. My favorite trousers so far this summer have been the high twist ones from VBC. They're lightweight and breathable. The cotton-linen are also great, but my first pair is in cream and they seem to attract dirt and need frequent pressing.

I'm disappointed to hear the OP's comment about the Quest trousers as I just sent some to the tailor after buying to expand my summer trouser wardrobe.

I'd be curious to see how the low gsm tropical wool trousers perform, but I don't have any of those yet.
My personal take on most "tropical wools" are that they're no good. No drape and crinkle like paper.

My personal take on
 

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