Cotton v's wool v's linen in summer

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I think Safari jackets are pretty cool. I've got a blue, yeah thats right, BLUE one, in a Gobi Gold/linen mix. Paired with cotton trousers and a casual shirt whats not to like? Not really suited to ties IMHO, their more of a slack chilled vibe coat.

Panama's are hard to pull off if you're under 80 IMHO. The younger a man is the more of a dork he'll look in one.
There are exceptions of course but this bears repeating . I mean, maybe U-65. For nearly everyone, if not in retirement age, and you don a Panama, you are a dork!!

Menswear guys need to have this concept be repeatedly smacked into them.
 

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There are exceptions of course but this bears repeating . I mean, maybe U-65. For nearly everyone, if not in retirement age, and you don a Panama, you are a dork!!

Menswear guys need to have this concept be repeatedly smacked into them.
Why?
 

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I disagree. They are pretty easy to pull off in their intended setting, ie. tropical climes where you are wearing linen and such.
 

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A beautiful jacket worn by Hugo Jacomet. As he says, it's a 45% silk, 35% linen and 20% cotton blend, very good in hot weather.

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There are exceptions of course but this bears repeating . I mean, maybe U-65. For nearly everyone, if not in retirement age, and you don a Panama, you are a dork!!

Menswear guys need to have this concept be repeatedly smacked into them.
I agree. Most brimmed hats require a very formal outfit to look decent, and look dorky even (or especially) then. It’s really a no-win situation. One simply cannot accessorise with hats in this day and age.

The only setting where a panama would not look entirely ridiculous would be on a beach, under the searing summer sun.
 

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A tailored jacket in jersey, available at The Rake, by Lorenzo Cifonelli.

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I agree. Most brimmed hats require a very formal outfit to look decent, and look dorky even (or especially) then. It’s really a no-win situation. One simply cannot accessorise with hats in this day and age.

The only setting where a panama would not look entirely ridiculous would be on a beach, under the searing summer sun.
Do you have a full head of hair?
 

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I agree. Most brimmed hats require a very formal outfit to look decent, and look dorky even (or especially) then. It’s really a no-win situation. One simply cannot accessorise with hats in this day and age.

The only setting where a panama would not look entirely ridiculous would be on a beach, under the searing summer sun.

I dissent about this. A nice hat is not so hard to pull off, it's a matter of attitude. It's not a long time that I'm wearing hats, but getting more and more fond of them. It's a pity to me that this great accessory has largely gone into disuse.

Do you have a full head of hair?

Do you mean that bald or balding men need a hat more than full-haired ones?
 

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I dissent about this. A nice hat is not so hard to pull off, it's a matter of attitude. It's not a long time that I'm wearing hats, but getting more and more fond of them. It's a pity to me that this great accessory has largely gone into disuse.



Do you mean that bald or balding men need a hat more than full-haired ones?
Yes, until you have very little hair like myself comments about hat's are for the beach are totally irrelevant.
 

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A linen flat cap. You can just fold it up and shove it into your bag/pocket when it’s not needed. It also suits a far greater range of outfits, and provides shade for the eyes.

A panama requires constant fussing over the crown getting crushed, and the brim has a tendency to bump/catch onto things. That makes wearing a panama uncomfortable when driving a car, for example. It can also be difficult to store, even if it is a rollable model.

Why do you think you need to wear a hat if you only have a little bit of hair left, barring strictly for UV protection?
 

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Seriously though, my godfather wears a human hair hairpiece. I swear that thing is virtually undetectable, as long as you don’t stare into the hairline from a distance of circa 10cm (4 inches).
Its three weeks to a Ambrosi trunkshow in town which I'm looking forward to. Not just for getting some fancy pants but for the banter as well. Thing is Mr A has started wearing a hairpiece. I've only seen pics of him in it and to be fair if you didn't know him before you wouldn't think he was wearing one. Thing is, I did know him before. How does one handle the situ? Do I make light of it or just not mention it? I feel like it may be an elephant in the room. I'm hoping he's ditched it tbh. Any advice?
 

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Its three weeks to a Ambrosi trunkshow in town which I'm looking forward to. Not just for getting some fancy pants but for the banter as well. Thing is Mr A has started wearing a hairpiece. I've only seen pics of him in it and to be fair if you didn't know him before you wouldn't think he was wearing one. Thing is, I did know him before. How does one handle the situ? Do I make light of it or just not mention it? I feel like it may be an elephant in the room. I'm hoping he's ditched it tbh. Any advice?

I don’t know Salva himself but do know some of the Napoli crew, and we have some friends in common. I think light banter/fun is totally fine if you had a relationship with him. A light joke or two as you meet is definitely within acceptable protocol, in my opinion.
 

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Its three weeks to a Ambrosi trunkshow in town which I'm looking forward to. Not just for getting some fancy pants but for the banter as well. Thing is Mr A has started wearing a hairpiece. I've only seen pics of him in it and to be fair if you didn't know him before you wouldn't think he was wearing one. Thing is, I did know him before. How does one handle the situ? Do I make light of it or just not mention it? I feel like it may be an elephant in the room. I'm hoping he's ditched it tbh. Any advice?
Just ask him where he got his syrup from as an ice-breaker.
 

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A linen flat cap. You can just fold it up and shove it into your bag/pocket when it’s not needed. It also suits a far greater range of outfits, and provides shade for the eyes.

A panama requires constant fussing over the crown getting crushed, and the brim has a tendency to bump/catch onto things. That makes wearing a panama uncomfortable when driving a car, for example. It can also be difficult to store, even if it is a rollable model.

Why do you think you need to wear a hat if you only have a little bit of hair left, barring strictly for UV protection?
If you're bald, or bald on top you need to wear a hat and factor 50, or you will get skin cancer.
Its three weeks to a Ambrosi trunkshow in town which I'm looking forward to. Not just for getting some fancy pants but for the banter as well. Thing is Mr A has started wearing a hairpiece. I've only seen pics of him in it and to be fair if you didn't know him before you wouldn't think he was wearing one. Thing is, I did know him before. How does one handle the situ? Do I make light of it or just not mention it? I feel like it may be an elephant in the room. I'm hoping he's ditched it tbh. Any advice?
He's clearly not making enough from his business to afford a hair transplant.

There's certainly hair systems for women who have alopecia that are excellent, but not sure it works for men? Most men look aged and weak when balding, they haven't got the head shape. I feel sorry for them. So maybe he realizes he can't compete with the top tier of the shaven heads?
 

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A linen flat cap. You can just fold it up and shove it into your bag/pocket when it’s not needed. It also suits a far greater range of outfits, and provides shade for the eyes.

A panama requires constant fussing over the crown getting crushed, and the brim has a tendency to bump/catch onto things. That makes wearing a panama uncomfortable when driving a car, for example. It can also be difficult to store, even if it is a rollable model.

Why do you think you need to wear a hat if you only have a little bit of hair left, barring strictly for UV protection?
I have a linen and an alleged silk flat cap.
They are okay in certain circumstances, but I prefer a Panama or Straw hat more.
Flat caps don't have the same social elegance as a Panama. I feel there is a social difference, Gentleman versus stable boy. I nolonger drive, so not an issue.
 

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My girlfriend has wanted me to get a transplant for the last few years. I have seen failed attempts, so prefer the James Spader look. Hair systems are now popular, but too much work. I shower three times a day.
 

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I have a linen and an alleged silk flat cap.
They are okay in certain circumstances, but I prefer a Panama or Straw hat more.
Flat caps don't have the same social elegance as a Panama. I feel there is a social difference, Gentleman versus stable boy. I nolonger drive, so not an issue.
Hmmm


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Its three weeks to a Ambrosi trunkshow in town which I'm looking forward to. Not just for getting some fancy pants but for the banter as well. Thing is Mr A has started wearing a hairpiece. I've only seen pics of him in it and to be fair if you didn't know him before you wouldn't think he was wearing one. Thing is, I did know him before. How does one handle the situ? Do I make light of it or just not mention it? I feel like it may be an elephant in the room. I'm hoping he's ditched it tbh. Any advice?
Some lighthearted humour about it will be fine, especially as you know it’s not his real hair. As long as you don’t crack the joke in front of ten other people 😂
 

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Lighthearted humor it is then. I'll work out who's fault it is that I ended up with bad pants later if it goes tits up. But Formby is favorite.
 

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Flat caps don't have the same social elegance as a Panama. I feel there is a social difference, Gentleman versus stable boy. I nolonger drive, so not an issue.
Whilst very much associated with working class style, it is essentially, classless. You can do a quick search and pull up many royals in flat caps.

Indeed, you can't sport a Panama all four seasons can you?
My girlfriend has wanted me to get a transplant for the last few years. I have seen failed attempts, so prefer the James Spader look. Hair systems are now popular, but too much work. I shower three times a day.
James Spader is an example of someone who most definitely looked better with a full head of hair.

My brother has had a hair transplant and it looks very good. And at GBP 23,000 you would expect that. But he also needs another one, so that's nearly 50 grand total. I admire his getting this expenditure past his wife. Even after it all, he was dying his hair as he was turning grey.

I'm intrigued that your girlfriend is keen for you to get a hair transplant, my experience of ex-girlfriends and my wife is that they have some limits on expenditure on certain things that will really piss them off.
 

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my experience of ex-girlfriends and my wife is that they have some limits on expenditure on certain things that will really piss them off.
I'm so lucky to have my better half. While she may roll her eyes as I bring another tie, pair of pants or whatever in the house she never moans about what I've spent. Even my 45 record collecting is ok with her. It blew her mind when I did 2 bags on a copy of a mega rare Jimmy Phillips record but not in a pissed off way, more in awe that anyone could be so stupid to spend that on a 50 year old 45. I had to lie about my collecting with my ex, nothing cost more than a tenner. Which is most likely why she sold all my indie 12"s for peanuts after I left them in the loft. Including Blurs first single, the Darling Buds album on a white label promo, and lots of Jap import stuff. There was some damn good stuff in those boxes. I had every Shamen 12" and album including the En-Tact double sample album. I try not to hold a gudge about it for the sake of our kids but its fucking hard when I think about it.
 

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This is more of a roaring twenties cosplay flat cap. I’m thinking something more akin to this, but in linen:
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Dorkyness goes down, sex appeal goes up. Your girlfriend will thank me.


New lovely safari jackets and trousers in chambray linen blend from Lanitex, offered by Yeossal.

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Yeossal’s colour coordination is on point as it always is, but I still think these would be much more versatile and wearable if they were styled as regular shirt jackets with patch pockets - not as safari jackets.
 
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This is more of a roaring twenties cosplay flat cap. I’m thinking something more akin to this, but in linen:
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Dorkyness goes down, sex appeal goes up. Your girlfriend will thank me.



Yeossal’s colour coordination is on point as it always is, but I still think these would be much more versatile and wearable if they were styled as regular shirt jackets with patch pockets - not as safari jackets.
I am more Wilfred Brimley than a Beckham look a like. He still has that stable lad look that I dislike.
 

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I'm so lucky to have my better half. While she may roll her eyes as I bring another tie, pair of pants or whatever in the house she never moans about what I've spent. Even my 45 record collecting is ok with her. It blew her mind when I did 2 bags on a copy of a mega rare Jimmy Phillips record but not in a pissed off way, more in awe that anyone could be so stupid to spend that on a 50 year old 45. I had to lie about my collecting with my ex, nothing cost more than a tenner. Which is most likely why she sold all my indie 12"s for peanuts after I left them in the loft. Including Blurs first single, the Darling Buds album on a white label promo, and lots of Jap import stuff. There was some damn good stuff in those boxes. I had every Shamen 12" and album including the En-Tact double sample album. I try not to hold a gudge about it for the sake of our kids but its fucking hard when I think about it.
The worse thing my missus did was to put all my framed B&W photos from my Carioca days into the shed where the damp got to them and were ruined. Prime Leica lenses, got them professionally printed and the works. Had them stored on the third floor ready to put up sometime, next thing I walk into the shed and there they were ruined.
 
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