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Question about Jedi fabric thickness and layering and heat

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:45 pm    Post subject: Question about Jedi fabric thickness and layering and heat Reply with quote

Hello!

I'm in the process of designing a set of Jedi tunics and was wondering what thoughts you all have in regards to finding a balance between achieving a nice, luxurious look to the tunics and being able to comfortably wear them in southern California heat.

I've definitely decided that it's important to me to use a double layer of linen for the outer tunic to get the look I want, but I'm having trouble deciding if I want the inner tunic (full, not a dickey for now) in a single or double layer of crinkle cotton gauze.

I might end up getting a dickey at some point for flexibility's sake, but I'm curious if anybody has any thoughts or experiences that could help me.

Thanks so much!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Otherwise go with the more expensive, but cooler option, of silk for the IT. Smile In general natural fibers will help you a lot, but silk is the lightest and coolest you can get, though linen is also a great choice.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Single layer cotton IT and bit thicker single layer cotton OT works for me above 15degC on a calm day. I don't think you need more than that. Tabards and obi each add a double layer of fabric, so there are places you have 6 layers of fabric.
You can sew IT to have a collar as high, as possible. Otherwise, there is little visible and single layer would cover more.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a poly/cotton inner tunic, and linen outer tunic, and am very pleased with the results. (Cotton would be just fine for the IT as well) I went with linen for my cloak as well. As you noted, the cooler the better for trooping here in SoCal!

The warning above about the Obi and tabards is well-taken, too. Those things definitely add a lot of extra insulation over key heat areas.
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