It's designed for the heat but I'd never been comfortable with the transparency of shirts made from cotton voile until recently. We've had a heat wave in San Francisco this past week, and that's given me opportunity to test what the weaver Tessitura Monti calls its textured voile shirting.
Viewed up close, the cloth looks like a high twist fresco of some sort, and it feels similar to one to the touch. On my body and in a breeze it almost feels as though there's nothing there, but the cloth's not transparent. That means I don't need to be concerned about ladies fainting at the sight of my manly chest unless I decide to emulate one of my irregular luncheon companions and deliberately undo several buttons. Not that I would mind you.
Summer may be over but after one wearing I ordered another of these so I'll be ready for a winter vacation. $165 made to measure at mytailor.com. And thanks to Joe Hemrajani for introducing me to the stuff.
Better late (in the season) than never.