What are silk suits like to wear for comfort? I have a 120s suit which has the coolest feel to the pants as soon as I put my feet through the leg holes bliss! I wonder how silk suits compare?
What would be the quintessential silk suit? Where and when should it be worn?
Silk has a very tight weave. Consequently, it breathes rather poorly and can be quite warm, which surprises many people who intutitively feel it is a light, summer fabric. Silk blends differ depending on their make-up.
I would also imagine that Dupioni silk might run a bit cooler.
Yes, I find Dupioni to run a bit cooler.
True. They are often found in various traditional dress across Asia, both for men and women. That said, I am not quite sure how a western suit would turn out with a dupioni silk shell (although I do have a coat lined with dupioni silk). However, one thing is for sure: it will make Martin Fry turn green with envy.:icon_smile_big:Shangtung is meant to run cooler, although I have never tried it. I would also imagine that Dupioni silk might run a bit cooler. So the type of weave obviously plays a role in whether a silk breaths well or not. The rougher non-shiney finish of these cloths (partly a function of looser weave settings) also make them more wearable. However, all silks seem to be more tightly woven than most other fibres.
Australia has the highest concentration of Indian immigrants. You should be able to find a sari shop or two who would have plenty of dupioni bolts to examine.I take it you have tried Dupioni silk? What colour and source, if I may ask? And how did you find it?
I rather find the crispness of this cloth and the unique way you get subtle slubs running through it to be very interesting. It is an acquired taste but I like the look for a casual summer suiting.
Australia has the highest concentration of Indian immigrants. You should be able to find a sari shop or two who would have plenty of dupioni bolts to examine.
LOL!! My profuse apologies, your Highness! How dare I suggest that your Highness source cloth from those wretched, backwards little brown folks!!!Prince Charles wears an Anderson and Shepherd Dupioni silk lounge suit:
Doubtless A&S went to an Indian 2 bob sewing store to pick up the cloth.
I very much doubt it. Proper Dupioni silk suitable as suitings is woven by about one mill in Italy. The last time I saw a Dupioni silk lounge suit it was a Brioni.