Many men choose to get suits made when visiting Asia. It helps if you know what you want. I just came across thoughtful guide to purchasing and tailoring men's suits according to 007 criteria.
In the 007 films, Sean Connery wore lightweight wool (a favorite of Bond author Ian Fleming). Lightweight suits were not in style in the 1950s or 1960s, but Fleming acquired a liking for them after spending some time in Jamaica (where Dr. No took place).