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Need help on buying my first suit on a budget this year for a wedding later this year.

The least expensive fabric that I'm eyeing in CMS is the Navy Pure Tropical Wool from VBC (595.201/8). Was wondering how this compares to SuSu's Pure Wool offerings that's also from VBC. I live in the Philippines, hot and humid, so I guess it kinda made sense for me to pick a fabric that has the name "Tropical" in it? And plus the fact that it's the cheapest option. Totaled at $498 w/o shipping.

A photo of an actual suit made w/ the Navy Pure Tropical Wool would also be much appreciated. Cheers!
 

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Need help on buying my first suit on a budget this year for a wedding later this year.

The least expensive fabric that I'm eyeing in CMS is the Navy Pure Tropical Wool from VBC (595.201/8). Was wondering how this compares to SuSu's Pure Wool offerings that's also from VBC. I live in the Philippines, hot and humid, so I guess it kinda made sense for me to pick a fabric that has the name "Tropical" in it? And plus the fact that it's the cheapest option. Totaled at $498 w/o shipping.

A photo of an actual suit made w/ the Navy Pure Tropical Wool would also be much appreciated. Cheers!
Tropical wool is lighter woven more loosely than standard wool, which allows for much better breathability. It does have a somewhat coarser texture, unless you get one woven as an S120. But that's a more significant upcharge for about $738 before shipping, which is above budget tier. Having seen both tropicals from VBC in store, the S120s does have a somewhat looser weave which could be better suited to an outdoor wedding. If the wedding is mostly indoors (hopefully with some A/C), the standard tropical should be ok.

I can try and post photos tomorrow to show the difference :thumbs-up:
 

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Tropical wool is lighter woven more loosely than standard wool, which allows for much better breathability. It does have a somewhat coarser texture, unless you get one woven as an S120. But that's a more significant upcharge for about $738 before shipping, which is above budget tier. Having seen both tropicals from VBC in store, the S120s does have a somewhat looser weave which could be better suited to an outdoor wedding. If the wedding is mostly indoors (hopefully with some A/C), the standard tropical should be ok.

I can try and post photos tomorrow to show the difference :thumbs-up:

Thanks for the reply and added info! I'd love to get the 120 Tropicals but like you said it is a significant upcharge.

Is it significantly coarser or negligible? I could compromise for a premade standard navy VBC wool that SuSu's already offering but not sure which one to pick yet. This is in part because I haven't seen the Navy VBC Tropicals in photos to compare color/shade.

Was eyeing for a navy shade exactly like this one, but this is $999 😅

A photo of the fabric would really help out, cheers man!
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Need help on buying my first suit on a budget this year for a wedding later this year.

The least expensive fabric that I'm eyeing in CMS is the Navy Pure Tropical Wool from VBC (595.201/8). Was wondering how this compares to SuSu's Pure Wool offerings that's also from VBC. I live in the Philippines, hot and humid, so I guess it kinda made sense for me to pick a fabric that has the name "Tropical" in it? And plus the fact that it's the cheapest option. Totaled at $498 w/o shipping.

A photo of an actual suit made w/ the Navy Pure Tropical Wool would also be much appreciated. Cheers!
Not to derail this thread but SF affiliate vendor Cavour currently has a 50% sale on. You can pick up a full canvas hightwist jacket and trousers for 440€.
 

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Thanks for the reply and added info! I'd love to get the 120 Tropicals but like you said it is a significant upcharge.

Is it significantly coarser or negligible? I could compromise for a premade standard navy VBC wool that SuSu's already offering but not sure which one to pick yet. This is in part because I haven't seen the Navy VBC Tropicals in photos to compare color/shade.

Was eyeing for a navy shade exactly like this one, but this is $999 😅

A photo of the fabric would really help out, cheers man!View attachment 1630605
Is it just me or is anyone else tired of this guy (the clothing model)?
 

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How about that summer outlet sale that never came?
Yeah, it's "generally" in the 20s of July. It usually ends by about the 25th of July, and in the beginning of August (1-2 weeks after outlet closes) the fall season pieces start appearing in the early preview of fall / winter campaign
 

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Quick snap of the linen brown single pleat shorts. Quite happy with them. Got my usual 38

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Yeah, it's "generally" in the 20s of July. It usually ends by about the 25th of July, and in the beginning of August (1-2 weeks after outlet closes) the fall season pieces start appearing in the early preview of fall / winter campaign
It seems like their EU sale webpage is under service and requires a new password/username to access it. This could mean that a private sale is in the pipeline.
 

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