One great thing about tailors W. W. Chan is that their relative affordability encourages experimentation. You see, for years I resisted the occasional thought about cotton suits, which combine inexpensive, light wearing cloth with expensive tailoring. Chans prices however free me from much of that care about longevity, and I have on order a 15% cashmere and 85% cotton weekend suit in the medium brown cloth in the photo (it is a darker color than it might be if I lived elsewhere but here in California much of our summer occurs in the Fall).
The cotton knockabout suit is of course one of the warm weather classics in America, and assuming the first one works out I expect to try another. The 8 1/2 ounce (250 gram) weight is ideal for the season, lighter than any wrinkle resistant linen. In a three roll two single breasted version with patch pockets, it should take me from country to city and back again.
If upon reflection the light blue seems too much, then a lighter brown should surely complement the first. And two is the right number for wear on the weekend at a resort or as a house guest.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Posted by Will at 7:30 AM