Cigar Linen

Thanks to my friend Cooper Frederickson’s suggestion, I think I’m going to have a cigar linen suit made for summer. Obviously not in time for this summer since I’m working with a traveling tailor, but I hear patience is a virtue. 

By cigar linen, I mean a fabric whose color approximates the outside of a cigar - a medium shade of tobacco brown with a subtle touch of red or gold. The color is unique, but not wild, and it has a more leisurely feel than navy. Plus, if you’d like, you can easily break it apart and wear the jacket and trousers as separates. A cigar colored linen jacket, for example, would go well with either khaki, navy, or grey trousers, and the same color for pants can be paired with almost any summer shirt you can think of. 

Of course, some people dislike linen because it wrinkles, but I think this is part of its charm. There’s a beauty in the imperfect and slightly worn; that’s why we appreciate handmade or old objects. They have a humanity to them that the machined or new don’t have. Plus, a slightly rumpled linen suit has an authentic kind nonchalance. Wear it on a hot summer day, and the rumples perfectly express the season’s mood and your sense of ease. 

The suit will have a single-breasted jacket with a 3/2 roll, two patch pockets, barchetta breast, and two vents. Without any of the structure of canvas, it should fit softly and be as breathable as possible. Appropriate, I think, for the weather that it’ll be worn in. Since it’s a casual jacket, and made from linen, it should also fit a bit looser (I really dislike skinny suits anyway). The chest should swell a bit, and maybe even cut with some drape. The waist should be slightly shaped, but not heavily nipped. It should have a very relaxed, casual air about it, because it is, after all, a summer suit in cigar linen. 

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    year. Couldn’t find...jacket. Plenty of tan...wanted. Hoping...
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    like Red Kap work shirts better!
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    Approved - W2K
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    Also might work as a paint color.
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