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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?
 

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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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Living in Atlanta I can appreciate the appeal of light and unconstructed. But previous commenters are right. The cut is appalling

Years ago I owned an unlined and unconstructed seersucker blazer in solid navy. It was one of the most versatile garments I’ve ever owned. It is hard to find solid navy seersucker jackets, and even harder to find them unlined and unconstructed.
 
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