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Twill non-iron vs poplin for tropical heat?

alexwllms

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Hello all,

Have followed SF for a while now but this is my first post.

I'm about to take up a job offer in Guangzhou, China and I am looking to buy a selection of white shirts before I leave the UK. I normally enjoy twill non-iron as they seem softer, wrinkle less and give a more refined look. However, with temperature in GZ reaching on average 32c (90F), 84% humidity, I was thinking a lighter weave would be a better choice?

However, would a white twill non-iron benefit from being wrinkle free longer in the heat, or would the extra weight be a nightmare in the humid climate?

Or would a white poplin (must be ironed) weave help with heat dispersion?

Any advice from gents who work in hotter climes would be really welcome.

Alex.
 

Sanguis Mortuum

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I don't know about twill vs poplin, but you might want to consider getting linen shirts for the hottest days.
 

Artking3

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Nothing is going to help with the wrinkles in that heat and humidity. Just get a lighter shirt which disperses heat, and be prepared to change shirts more than once a day.
 
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MyOtherLife

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Wear linen or madras cotton and poplin only if you must.
 

connor09

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Isn't poplin better? 100% cotton is still best for summer.
 

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