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Summer Linen Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Vintage Gent, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Mox C

    Mox C Senior member

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    There's another way to look at all of this. Rather than focusing on the commissioning of a linen suit and asking why a three-piece, think of it as commissioning a three-piece, but choosing linen so that there is a better chance of being able to wear it in the heat. It will only be appropriate for the summer, but it is about the only way to get that look during the summer.
     
  2. blackbowtie

    blackbowtie Senior member

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    One thing that this (old) thread has not addressed is the practicality of wearing a three-piece suit in the summer, even if it's made of linen. I understand that there are a lot of precedents for this (and it is a nice look), but I wonder if those are due to the fact that summers in England are usually not that hot. In Washington, walking around in a suit (even a linen one) at the height of summer requires a certain level of fortitude and endurance; I can't quite imagine bringing a three-piece suit into the equation.
     
  3. blackbowtie

    blackbowtie Senior member

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    Also I am curious about Vintage Gent's three-piece suit: how did it turn out? How often have you worn the full ensemble? Did it turn out to be a good idea?
     

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