The guide to Summer suiting: The best fabrics this Summer

05 October 2017

"Men’s summer outfits should focus on ease of wear: cool suits that keep you both comfortable and stylish."

With warm weather nearing, now is the time to start planning your summer looks. Men’s summer outfits should focus on ease of wear: cool suits that keep you both comfortable and stylish. The Oscar Hunt gentleman has at his disposal a range of the best suits for summer, meaning that you can look strapping and unflustered in all situations.

Men’s summer suits should ultimately be breathable.  Each of the clothmakers that we favour has a range of lightweight fabrics with the same quality and lustre as those designed for winter wear. A linen suit is a marvellous choice for when temperatures soar and provides the most comfort when a jacket and trousers are required. This look is a little more off-duty, and therefore also makes an excellent choice for stylish men's summer wedding outfits. It allows your skin to breathe and reduces perspiration; meaning you'll always look your best.

Another excellent casual choice is a cotton suit. Brushed cottons and poplins have a certain flair and come in some truly brilliant colours. There's an elegant simplicity about each style; adding grace and presence to your summer wardrobe. If seeking a lightweight suit for wear in the office, particularly if you have a more traditional role, fear not: lightweight wools are the perfect choice. Some of the finest merino wools can transform a conventional business suit for the summer months.

Summer means experimentation with colour. One of the advantages of a broader colour spectrum is the ability to mix and match jackets and trousers to suit your mood and the occasion. A navy blue linen jacket is indispensable and can wear well with cream trousers or light stonewash jeans, just as easily as it can with tan chinos. White, creams and beiges are a neutral choice that have a light and airy feel, making you feel cool just by wearing them. Sage green, mauve and rust are unexpected choices, but look striking when paired with some brown monk-strap or penny loafers, and a simple white shirt. Subtle patterning has its benefits, adding both texture and highlights to a standard suit. Faint checks and slight pinstripes on quality fabrics can also redefine the summer suit.

Make an appointment with your Oscar Hunt fitter and inject your wardrobe with some fun this summer.

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