White Suit?

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  1. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Anyone here ever wear a white suit?

    I have a white dupioni silk suit I wear occasionally in the summer.

    I've not ever seen anyone else wear a white suit in real life, and I was wondering if anyone on the forum ever wears a white suit.
     
  2. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Cream linen sportcoats are my limit, I'm afraid.
     
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    Mute Senior member

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    Off white and cream is the furthest I've gone with suits. I have done white linen sport coat.
     
  4. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    I guess my suit isn't quite Colonel Sanders white, it's bone white, but still white, not cream.
     
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    Klobber Senior member

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    If it is good enough for Uncle Tony...

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    Posted a few weeks ago in the peacock thread - with my favourite aunt the night before my wedding ...

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    add911_11 Senior member

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    I am having one made.
     
  9. Zac Duncan

    Zac Duncan Well-Known Member

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    i have a white double breast suit, white will make you look smarter
     
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    I only did so once, for my sister's wedding, which was on the beach in Hawaii. It was fun to wear for that type of setting; but I couldn't see myself wearing one in any of the other situations to which I've worn suits. I'd be too self conscious.
     
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    Lord Mulberry Senior member

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    I have one in a 1980s cut. I bought it used from a charity shop for a 1980s themed fancy dress party. I wore it with a round neck T shirt, sun glasses and rolled the sleeves up. I went has Sonny Crockett
     
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    This picture of Lapo Elkann illustrates how "regular" white can sometimes take on an icy, almost fluorescent sheen, making the wearer look waxen. I much prefer cream/off-white/ivory.

     
  13. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Cream for summer, yes, white no.
     
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    No go for me - draws a little too much attention / is too hard to keep clean
     
  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    White suits are an interesting concept fro summer but not very practical. Go with cream linen.
     

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