HERE’S THE SUIT YOU SHOULD BE WEARING WHEN IT’S HOT
The quality and benefits of cotton in fashion are vastly well known. Which is why it’s time get down with a cotton suit this season (if you haven’t already). Light weight and breathable, the cotton suit’s Italian charm means you’ll actually want to wear a blazer and trousers in the warm months (or the awkward in-between season), finding no need to relinquish rakishness, just because it’s hot.
Another cotton suit feat (aside from the fact it’s cheaper than most wool suits so it’s perfect for the stylish man on a budget) is its versatility. Unlike structured wool suits, the relaxed nature of most cotton suits mean it has the ability to be split and then mixed and matched with jeans or a simple cotton shirt. Staple pieces you should already own.
BUT FIRST, FABRIC
Not all cotton suit fabrics are the same. Popular cottons this season are also seersucker (a crinkled, ribbed, lightweight cloth that typically boasts a white stripe), solaro (known for its tonal horizontal stripe pattern) and gabardine.
But the beauty of cotton is its breathability in the warmer months and relaxed aesthetic is best expressed when light. But just how light though, depends on its intended usage: a suit to be worn year-round, or summertime only.
Like everything else, the fit of a cotton suit is subjective. However, comfort is key for when seeking a casual suit. In summer, the pants shouldn’t be too slim to allow for breathability, as it can get sweaty, quickly.m As it is a casual suit, there is more flexibility with the fit, but all good jackets should still cover the butt. And the lapel width should be proportionate to the shoulder.
COLOUR & PATTERNS
WEAR IT BEST
The cotton suit has both a full-piece suit and separates role to play in your wardrobe. For warmer days, a light weight cotton suit is ideal And as a functional, style rule, “the warmer the weather, the lighter the colour should be.
Here some key colours and ways to wear it this season.
Beige gabardine should be kept to day time events. The classic colour looks great with a white t-shirt and white sneakers, for a smart casual look that defies the sartorial strictness of old-fashioned tailoring, come the weekend.
Jewel tones; emerald, ruby, saphire and amber are this season’s treasured colours. Certainly a statement, the saturated hues make for perfect spring carnival suiting
Blue seersucker — such as a traditional white and navy or pastel blue is great for garden parties and even weddings. “If it is worn to a formal occasion, pair with a white shirt and a dark navy or black knit tie,
Statement blazer and jeans is a failproof off-duty look. The key is to create contrast in the colours between the jacket and jeans to make it look casual and cool. “Rather than an orphaned piece.
Navy works well as a summer suit in the office. “Generally, a is acceptable for work places as long as you keep it clean, And, it’s versatile enough to leave the jacket off at lunchtime for a quick walk around town. As a rule, avoid linen and seersucker fabrics. These crease and crumple easily not a good look in front of the boss or a client.
Split the suit as separates? It’s one of the most useful and stylish ways to wear the cotton suit.Dark navy, light beige, and off white are some of the easiest cotton suit choices to wear this season. Then, loose the jacket and wear the pant separates, paired with a polo, t-shirt or a linen shirt. That way, you have a much more rakish alternative to jeans in warm weather.
Stay trendy even in the hot season
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