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is this suit good for summer?

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is this suit good for summer?

I will be in office most time but could walk around in the day

Is this suit good for summer? Currently my suit is a bit thick

http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/stores ... 031469--24

If not , please recommend an one. Only need jacket. Budget is below 300. No Michael Kors please


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Linen is nice, but are you really sure you want a floral pattern?
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natalka wrote: Linen is nice, but are you really sure you want a floral pattern?
Not sure:) but linen should be fine for hot weather, right?
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Aside from mebius' comment about the semantics, you'll also want a half-lined jacket for summer if you can find one, I've found that makes a bigger difference than just the material used for the outer shell. Canvas construction breathes better than fused as well IMO so that's another thing to consider.
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The floral pattern on the blazer will be inappropriate for certain office environments.
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mebiuspower wrote:
Apr 17th, 2017 9:02 am
That's not a suit, but a sports jacket.
Agreed. Also 76% linen is way too high. While it's true that linen is a 'Summer fabric,' it is also highly prone to wrinkling and looking bad. You want a lower percentage of linen. You also want butterfly-lining, which allows you body to breath much more in hot weather.

If you want a Summer sport coat, try looking for something butterfly-lined in here: https://www.spierandmackay.com/sportcoats
Similar price range to what you quoted above, but quality is similar to famous brand products that cost 2X-3X as much.
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What would a "good" linen blend % be? I know it depends on the other materials in the blend but let's say for something like wool or cotton?
Is something like 50% linen (I often see blends at around or a bit less than half) too high to resist wrinkling?
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I wear 100% linen in the summer but it's a casual jacket so it's ok to wrinkle.
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76% linen/24% cotton, but it looks nice.
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I bought a linen-blend dress yesterday. It wasn't wrinkled at the store. But, by the time I got it home and tried it on again, it picked up a lot of wrinkles! Personally, I'm not a fan of the dishevelled look.
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So in summer, is it ok wear short sleeve shirt with suit?
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smartie wrote:
Apr 28th, 2017 11:09 pm
So in summer, is it ok wear short sleeve shirt with suit?
With a suit? No. With a sport coat and odd trousers / jeans? It can be pulled off.
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