Tobacco linen suit.
We’re close to the winter here, in the southern hemisphere, but, being a clothing aficionado, I’m already thinking about my future summer commissions, as my winter commissions were thought out months ago.
Unfortunately, there’s not many tasteful options for summer suitings for an orthodox man as most patterns were developed for winter/autumn cloth, which eliminates them for summer, so we’re left with solid colors and textures to achieve diversification for our summer wardrobes.
In spite of that, it’s summer, so we can wear more unique colors! Tobacco, for example, is one of those uncommon colors, but, while being so, it’s not as flashy as light blue or white and inspires a lounging feel better than navy, in my opinion.
Also, linen, despite the complains for the wrinkles, is the perfect cloth for summer lounging, considering how breezy it’s. It has some advantages, as Will explains:
two of the better things about linen are that it is soft, much more comfortably soft than the high twist cloths or mohairs of my acquaintance, and handles perspiration well. Where cotton soaks through and can make the wearer look like he has recently emerged from a bathing pool, linen wicks moisture away quickly enough so that the wearer is more likely to look like he is accustomed to the tropics. This is a good thing.
Thus, the genesis of my, soon to be, summer suit!
Now, I’m trying to figure out which source will provide the best cloth for my (budget) suit.
Turtleneck sweaters at Pitti Uomo 83.
The only trend that was worth of a post, in my opinion.