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The Perfect Navy Summer Sportcoat: What material/weights are best?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Soph

    Soph Distinguished Member

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    A more clarified posting:

    1. What is the most professional and elegant material for the classic 3 button Navy sportcoat (Summer) for business casual?
    2. From experience, what have you found to be the most useful in summer?
    3. Can Cotton and Linen be used or do they come off as too casual in the summer months for corporate attire?


    Material recommendations?

    Wool If so, what weight?[​IMG]
    Cotton?[​IMG]
    Linen?[​IMG]
    Combo?[​IMG]
    Cashmeres/silks?[​IMG]

    Thanks for any insights
     


  2. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    There have been a few related threads in the last couple of weeks. Wool fresco seems to be the consensus best choice. Cotton and linen too casual for business, cashmere and silk too warm for the summer.

    Tom
     


  3. whoopee

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    My summer blazer is 10 oz. fresco and it is comfortably cool and wears like a beast. My next commission will be a 14 oz. Irish linen, possibly DB. The first is more useful though.
     


  4. Soph

    Soph Distinguished Member

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    This a lightweight Navy/check wool jacket I've used with grey wool/flannels in the past. Perhaps this will do? It does have a spring summer feel about it with the check pattern and blue.

    [​IMG]][​IMG]
     


  5. whoopee

    whoopee Distinguished Member

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    It strikes me as a bit dark for summer. Could be the photography.

    You own a mannekin?
     


  6. Soph

    Soph Distinguished Member

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    It strikes me as a bit dark for summer. Could be the photography.

    You own a mannekin?


    ---Keep in mind that it is for business, so I don't mind it being dark. I'm thinking it may be a nice balance for formal business yet summer casual over just the pure navy.

    Yes, I have a stand in for those mistaken purchases to be sent off to ebay; more than payed for itself many times over.
     


  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I have a cashmere hopsack unlined that has been great for the last five summers even in the hottest climes. I also have a fresco that I bought for this summer.
     


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