Too early for cotton khaki suit?

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  1. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    Is it too early for me to wear my cotton khaki suit? I think it is, however I'm sick of wearing all my winter stuff, I really can't stand it anymore; I know all you New Yorkers can sympathize. Thankfully I'm tempted to wear this suit and not my new seersucker one (gotta wait till the Kentucky Derby).

    Anyway... is there a rule for cotton suits? For me spring officially starts after Easter.
     
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    I would say Easter. You've just got about 10 days. You can hold out.

    Are you going to the Derby?
     
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    Nope. But when I bought the seersucker suit, a friend of mine from the South gave me a stiff reading-of-the-rules when wearing seersucker. Kentucky Derby to Labor Day, period.
     
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    Well, that's probably good advice. As a genuine Kentuckian I generally view Easter as the start of spring clothes wearing season, however I can see waiting until May to bring out the seersucker. Labor Day is hard and fast, though.
     
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    Speaking of seersucker, is it really true that one of the "rules" is that they must be worn with a button-down collar?
     
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    No, but it looks better. Casual suit, casual collar. It would look silly with a cutaway. A tab or a club might might OK.
     
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    a tennis collar with no collar stays would look nice with it.
     
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    I always use Memorial Day as the cutoff for summer suits. I could get weeks more action if I used the Derby as the day.
     
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    I think of seersucker as a "heat of summer" fabric, whereas tan or khaki is more flexible.
     
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    (misterbowles @ Mar. 17 2005,04:01) Speaking of seersucker, is it really true that one of the "rules" is that they must be worn with a button-down collar?
    No, but it looks better. Â Casual suit, casual collar. Â It would look silly with a cutaway. Â A tab or a club might might OK.
    so, if a "casual suit" would seersucker be appropriate for an outdoor summer wedding?
     
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    Not only appropriate, but IMHO, ideal. However, just make sure you ask what the wedding party is wearing at a summer wedding first - a friend of mine got married this past summer in Hunter, NY, and he and the groomsmen all wore seersucker. If I hadn't randomly asked what he would be wearing a week prior, I definitely would have showed up in my seersucker suit and been mistaken for one of them, instead of just being a happily inebriated guest in a nice linen suit...
     
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    I second that.

    And I'm glad to hear that someone's wearing a cotton suit for Spring.
    Where'd you get it? Is it a 100% cotton job? Let it wrinkle.
     
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    (smartie_addict @ Mar. 18 2005,00:43) so, if a "casual suit" would seersucker be appropriate for an outdoor summer wedding?
    Not only appropriate, but IMHO, ideal. However, just make sure you ask what the wedding party is wearing at a summer wedding first - a friend of mine got married this past summer in Hunter, NY, and he and the groomsmen all wore seersucker. If I hadn't randomly asked what he would be wearing a week prior, I definitely would have showed up in my seersucker suit and been mistaken for one of them, instead of just being a happily inebriated guest in a nice linen suit...
    For some reason at all Spring/Summer weddings, when they 'aven't been formal, I've never been able to bring myself to wear anything but the most tropical of worsteds in navy blue. Too the detriiment of my body temp., no doubt, but still there it is. Always thought anything less was too informal.
     
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    Tan suits are great for spring/summer weddings - especially if they're in the afternoon.

    Evening weddings, I agree - break out the blue sut.

    Bradford
     
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    Bradford:

    for some reason I'll only wear navy blue suits to weddings if they aren't blacktie. Even during the hell of summer on the Cape, morning or afternoon, this has always been the case. I don't know why. I should be wearing a lighter color but I've always thought that it's not formal enough.
     

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