However, I'm having a bit of a tough time deciding whether I should go for a linen or cotton jacket and trousers combo. Cotton suits also tend to wrinkle over the course of the day. Many thanks in advance for your help.
The combination of those two means cotton probably drapes the poorest out of all three fabric types — it just tends to be a bit stiff. Some tailors recommend cutting a cotton suit slightly larger to give you a more comfortable range of motion. Cotton suits also tend to wrinkle over the course of the day.
Imagine a business suit. Neither of those cloths have the same slick finish a wool suit has. Moreover, both types drape a little differently to wool with some wrinkling and some stiffness involved. Together these aspects differentiate cotton and linen suits just enough.
Some might even say that suits made from linen or cotton are sloppier than suits made from wool. These aspects again take away from some of the sharp lines that define a business suit; softening up that silhouette lends to casualness.
It should also be noted that bold colours and lines are also more casual. In the first picture in this post both my cotton and linen suit are in a brighter tone of blue and that will lend them an air of casualness. My point here is that cut and colour can be as important as fabric choice when going for a casual suit or jacket. Mark was the daggiest kid in school, but now he buys expensive clothes and dishes out advice about how to wear them at greedanddisgust.
Not sure I agree about cotton suits aging most gracefully. The cotton looks more sharp, but there is a small danger that it harks back to the 80's Miami Vice era - or is that a good thing? Your comments and advice are much appreciated! Many thanks in advance for your help.
SpikedJuice , Jun 13, Cotton and linen are both valid fabrics for suits and hardly subject to fashion. Whilst cotton certainly tends to look less casual, I do prefer linen. I find that cotton fabrics are very hard to retain whilst linen will still look good even when you have worn the garment a couple of years. Toiletduck , Jun 13, Maybe because you prefer a slightly more fashion forward look than usually advertised on this forum Sator , Jun 14, The matching fur trim on the bagpipe?
Codpieces on the other hand have not been CBD for a long, long time - and nor have parti-coloured clothes one colour on one half and a different one on the other! Codpieces are maybe CBD for the baseball business.
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