This letter was sent to Stake Presidents, Mission Presidents, Parents, and Missionaries last week. When we were in the West Indies missionaries wore suits on the plane coming to the mission and returning home - that was all. So the policy is now changed. (Now about that suitcase policy?)
Dear Elder _____________:
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve have approved discontinuing the purchase and wearing of suit coats by missionaries called to serve in missions with hot climates. The (African Mission), to which you were assigned, is in a hot climate, and you will not be required to purchase or wear a suit during your mission, while at the MTC, or while traveling. You will be expected to follow the remaining guidelines outlined in your missionary call packet concerning clothing type, style, color, material, and quantity of clothing items.