The World's Lightest Suit?

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mikel

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Cut from luxe silk and ultra-fine S150’s wool by the acclaimed E. Thomas mill in Italy, the Suit Supply's World's Lightest Suit comes in at a feathery 1.15 lbs. (525g)—compared to the average 2.27 lbs. (1030g) for traditional suits.

More details here:
https://mr-mag.com/suitsupply-unveils-the-worlds-lightest-suit/

I'm not sure if this is good or bad, but the phrase "unlined and completely unconstructed" doesn't sound like it's a good thing.

For our suit experts here, thoughts?
 

Tod Hackett

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Well, I do need some silk pajamas...

EDIT: Wow. The fact that it is cut like a woman's tunic and has an absolutely bizarre button stance reminiscent of women's wear from the 1980s really gives one pause.
 
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I'll take a partially lined seersucker or linen or, even, fine wool...or a poplin, from the day. Pre air-conditioning, suit manufacturers had figured out the way to do summer suits. Could they be improved with today's advancements - sure, but as improvement as evolution, not as sales gimmick. Hey, maybe I'm wrong - I haven't seen the suit in question, in person - but that's my quick take.
 
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I certainly am no suit expert, but I have not seen this type of "pleated" shoulder before (that I can recall).

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Front View:
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I'm used to seeing this type of shoulder design:

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They’re going for a Neapolitan style with the shoulder. Consistent with the unlined and unconstructed construction.

If done by a Neapolitan tailor, then fine. I’m not sure Suit Supply is where I want to go for this.
 

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I'm with SG. The material might be interesting for someone who had to be out in the sun while well dressed but the cut of the thing bothers me. I don't like the fact that the quarters expose the end of your tie. Someone my shape certainly doesn't have any business with the wasp waist! So call me a skeptic. Besides, when it gets that hot we retired gentlemen tend to retire to aloha shirts.:D
 

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