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Summer Suit around $1000?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AX2007, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. AX2007

    AX2007 Active Member

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    Does anyone have a suggestion for a summer suit for about $1000? I can go a little over, but I don't want to blow the budget too much here. I have not resigned myself just yet to Suit Supply, which I don't necessarily have an issue with; unless there is something out there that is much better for the budget.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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  3. AX2007

    AX2007 Active Member

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    Totally forgot about Kent Wang. Thanks.
     
  4. Academic2

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    At that price point you have quite a few options, including some Brooks Brothers.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Just some musings, sort of related to the question posed -

    It occurs to me that this is the time of year when summer suits are being blown out of inventory by many retailers. Sort of like buying a parka in March.

    Both good and bad to that. The good is that, of course, buying a suit that's been seasonally price reduced gets you "more suit for your money." The downside, is that inventory from which to choose may be a little limited.

    Frankly, the whole notion of "summer suit," or suit seasonality in general, is a lot less meaningful today, than it was generations ago. It's not completely gone, of course. It's still decidedly weird to wear heavy tweed on a 90 degree day in August, or to sport seersucker when it's snowing outside. But I'd venture to suggest that the vast majority of suits sold today are essentially of a year 'round variety. Various reasons for this, with perhaps the most significant being the prevalence of climate control in office buildings, restaurants, theaters, cars, etc.

    With the exception of a khaki poplin suit and a seersucker suit (both inexpensive items, worn only infrequently, and only for social occasions), I don't think any of my suits could honestly be categorized as "summer suits." And believe me, Baltimore definitely experiences its share - and more - of hot, humid summer weather.

    I likely own more "summer shoes," than I do summer suits.

    Pictured below, my Allen Edmonds "Hampstead," brown woven wingtip oxfords. Definitely summer shoes. I think AE discontinued this style a while back.

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  6. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    I'm assuming that the poster meant a suit appropriate for hot weather, and thus poplin, linen, or the like.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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    Precisely. A suit light enough to be appropriate for the warmer months of NYC.
     
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