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Summer business suit materials

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by retronotmetro, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    We've had a few threads lately about summer suits. I'm curious what materials people favor. I currently have only one suit that I consider business-appropriate, which is a dark tan tropical weight wool. I've been thinking of getting one or two more suits for wear on very hot days. While I've always been intrigued by cotton summer suits, they don't seem like a practical choice for a business suit. Anyone have a favorite wrinkle-resistant material for the summer?
     
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    quarter-lined wool jacket, and if you work inside, you'll freeze in the a/c without.
     
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    silk, light weight wool
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Wool fresco, or a wool-mohair blend.
     
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    Seersucker. Not for business? I work in a conservative Wall St firm and wear it with white bucks on summer fridays. Almost always get a compliement.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Not really wrikle resistant, though.
     
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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wool fresco.
     
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    I like silk or silk/wool blend (label=yale coop--no idea where it was made).  Packs very well.  Also have a beautiful Italian cut grey linen suit, but wrinkles very easily so is high maintenance.

    I love seersucker:  Do you think anyone can wear seersucker?  I think you have to be either young, thin, and handsome OR over 60 to get away with it.  But, I admit that I want one.  (So tell me I'm wrong so that I can get one before I'm 60).
     
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    Generally lightweight wool; occasionally seersucker; linen and linen-silk blends when I can find something nice that I can afford; and one tan cotton suit from BB.

    Mostly lightweight wool is fine. I don't spend too much time outdoors in a suit, so it's just the walk to and from airconditioned places (home, office, subway).
     
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    globetrotter Senior member

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    I love learning something new - what is wool fresco?
     
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    It's a fresco, but done with wool instead of plaster. Michelangelo considered it for the Sistine Chapel, but decided to go with the latter.

    Jon.
     
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    globetrotter Senior member

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    (globetrotter @ Jan. 27 2005,17:26) I Â love learning something new - what is wool fresco?
    It's a fresco, but done with wool instead of plaster. Michelangelo considered it for the Sistine Chapel, but decided to go with the latter. Jon.
    that's what I thought, but see I usualy wear plaster in the spring and fall, so I guess using wool to make a fresco in the summer makes sense [​IMG]
     
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    It is worsted wool cloth, made with multi-ply yarns twisted to a high rate of tension, and then woven in an open plain weave. Â The high "twist" level makes it wrinkle resistant and spongy. Â The density of the threads gives it a nice drape. Â The openess of the weave makes is it breathable and cool. Â Basically, it mimics some of the properties of heavy cloth while being much cooler. Look at the picture in the link below: http://www.hollandandsherry.com/coll...00/hs247a.html You can clearly see the little pin dots where air can come through.
     
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    (globetrotter @ Jan. 27 2005,17:26) I Â love learning something new - what is wool fresco?
    It is worsted wool cloth, made with multi-ply yarns twisted to a high rate of tension, and then woven in an open plain weave. Â The high "twist" level makes it wrinkle resistant and spongy. Â The density of the threads gives it a nice drape. Â The openess of the weave makes is it breathable and cool. Â Basically, it mimics some of the properties of heavy cloth while being much cooler. Look at the picture in the link below: http://www.hollandandsherry.com/coll...00/hs247a.html You can clearly see the little pin dots where air can come through.
    cool. I honestly do not remember having ever noticed a suit in that kind of fabric. I have seen sports coats, though. what cut of suit would be appropriate in that fabric, please?
     
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