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Twill non-iron vs poplin for tropical heat?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by alexwllms, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. alexwllms

    alexwllms New Member

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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.
     
  2. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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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.
     
  3. Artking3

    Artking3 Senior member

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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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012
  4. lostron

    lostron Senior member

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    poplin is often lighter than twill but it can stick to your skin if you sweat too much
     
  5. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Wear linen or madras cotton and poplin only if you must.
     
  6. connor09

    connor09 Senior member

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

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