Of course, a suit is a year-round essential that transcends time and trends, but for the sun-soaked summer-months, there are a few smart choices to be made. From modern and classic styles to brightly coloured and patterned designs, here are the four suits needed to make the summer months the hottest yet, sartorially speaking.
The Contemporary Suit:
A well-fitting, single-breasted, two-button suit with a fuss-free notch lapel and minimal trouser break is the epitome of modern. Take advantage of merino wool’s natural temperature regulating properties or 100% cotton/cotton-linen options as a smart way of staying cool and comfortable. Colour is dictated by where the suit will mostly be worn. Charcoal, grey and navy suits are the safest bets for professional environments. Perfect for moving from office to bar, these refined hues have a timeless appeal that can be livened up with a more colourful tie or kept simple and classic.
The Occasion Suit:
For a sleek alternative to sober navy and grey options that’ll serve well for almost any warm-weather event, opt for something in a bolder (or even, softer) shade of blue or a seasonally-appropriate neutral such as beige. To remain smart but with a cool air of informality, style this suit with a slim-cut shirt, textured tie, printed pocket square and pair of quality loafers or brogues. Equally, to dress it down for a more casual event, lose the tie, unbutton the shirt collar pair with clean white sneakers for an effortless outfit.
The Statement Colour/Pattern Suit:
Looking to make a bigger sartorial splash? The spring and summer months are the best in which to experiment with colour and pattern. If going down the statement suit route it’s advisable to opt for a skinny to slim cut, which aligns perfectly with this style’s contemporary, youthful feel. Slightly cropped or turned-up trousers also work to further emphasise this fashion-forward approach. Wear this look with confidence!