A Few Excellent Summer Suits


white seersucker suit

ivory louis vuitton suit

Summer is here and with it come a plethora of formal events: weddings, graduation parties, and banquets… which you MUST attend. With so many hot girls attending, you have to be the best dressed man in the room – no excuses.

While the chinos + sports jacket combination seems to be getting a lot of attention these days, the classic attire option remains: the suit.

When it comes to choosing a summer suit, the most important thing to consider is – you guessed it – the fabric.

Nothing is more frustrating than to feel like you’re boiling inside your clothes. And when you have to experience that for hours and hours straight… you get the idea: another important event that’s almost ruined.

So what are the best suit fabrics?

Cotton

Let’s start off with cotton. Cotton ia the best choice not only for clothes but for other garments as well. It keeps the body warm in the winter and it lets it breathe during hot summer days.

However, if you’re going to pick a cotton suit specifically for this season, make sure you get it right. There are thicker cotton suits and thinner ones.

While cotton is great, you’ll still feel hot if the suit itself is too thick.

There’s a particular kind of cotton that you should look out for: seersucker. This is a very thin cotton (usually checked) that allows your skin to breathe freely.

Take a look at this seersucker suit from Brooks Brothers:

white seersucker suit

Linen

Linen creases very easily but that’s nothing to worry about. They have their own charm and you should embrace them.

Linen is the best “ventilator” for your skin on hot summer days. A linen suit not only looks great on anyone but it also shows that you know how to dress for the season you’re in. As I always tell my style students: Always dress for the season. It’s something most women notice.

Take a look at this khaki nine suit from Indochino. Notice the subtle creases I was telling you about:

linen suit from indochino

Wool

You might find it weird to wear a wool suit during summer but this CAN work, as long as either…

the suit is very thin/lightweight or…

the’re is a mixture of wool and, say, linen.

This wool & linen suit from Brioni look great, doesn’t it:

wool and linen brioni suit

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1 Comment

  1. August 6, 2012

    So true about the suit! I was at a wedding a couple of weeks ago – but I missed the essential part of the outfit – the pocket square! I’m going to have to invest in some.

    By the way – do you have any thoughts on bow-ties?

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