Men’s Suit: A Summer Guide

Posted on July 13, 2010


Summer is here and just like any normal person, I’m sure you’d like to be as comfortable as possible. That is why you will probably go without clothes made from heavy fabrics, including men’s suits that you wear for work and other formal events. But if you’re a professional or businessman, suits are just part of your everyday life that you won’t be able to go without. But you don’t have to worry that you’ll end up all sweaty underneath your sharp suit because today’s fashion is fast adapting to accomodate whatever need you have. And that includes men’s suits for the summer season that will not only give you the formal look and style you need, but also the comfort you want despite the very hot weather. And here are some tips that you can probably use to be able to pick the right clothes for this summer season that will still give you comfort and style.

The classic fabric to choose for hot weather is cotton. And good news for every men of style, men’s suits are now being made from this material. Natural cotton fiber, as most of us know, is very breathable, which means that heat as well as sweat will not be trapped inside the suit. When choosing a suit for summer, make sure to pick 100% cotton to ensure you get the best comfort.

Other fabric choices for the summer season are wool and linen. Wool, on one side, is known to be very adaptive that is why you can wear them in any season. But make sure that you pick those extra lightweight wool suit for summer to keep you cooler. Linen, on the other hand, absorb moisture while still feeling dry to the touch, making it good for days when you are sure to sweat. This fabric is also stronger than cotton, but also still has the classy look you are looking for when wearing a suit. The only downside for this fabric is that it easily wrinkles.

But one of the most popular fabric during summer is seersucker. This material is puckered making it one of the cooler fabrics since its puckering creates space between the garment and the skin. This fabric also does not need ironing, so no added heat for your suit.

Color is also something you’d like to take into consideration when choosing a suit to wear on hot days. Cream, stone and khaki are the clear choices because they don’t absorb as much heat. Black and other dark tones are something you want to stay away from.

During summer, it is also advantageous to wear loose clothings that will allow air to flow as you move. That is why getting a suit a little bigger than your size may actually help. Unbuttoning you cuffs may also allow more airflow into your body through the sleeves.

Lastly, you may also want to take into consideration what you’re wearing with your suit. I am talking about the dress shirt here. The right choice of material and color for your shirt can also spell comfort or disaster so you may want to think that through. Basic rules for the suit also apply to the shirt.

Being fashionable does not have to be sacrificed in order to have comfort even in this hot season. All you need is the right knowledge and some patience and you’ll surely enjoy the summer with style.

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