The sun is rising in all its glory and this is the right time to change. No I am not talking about the beach body, though that is important too, but what we men have to do is update our suits for the current weather. Of course, a suit is a year-round essential that transcends time and trends, but that’s not to say when it comes to dressing for inclement spring – and later, sun-soaked summer – months, there aren’t a few smart choices to be had. From modern and classic styles to brightly coloured and patterned designs, here are the suits you need to make the next six months the hottest yet, sartorially speaking.
As we begin to transition into high summer, it’s also worth considering 100 per cent cotton (or cotton-linen blend) options for optimal lightness and breathability. Therefore myself and Shakti chose these two ultra light yet suave suits for this summer. These MrButton suits are so apt for the summer season, not only because they are light and breathable, but also because they can be used for multiple occasions like summer weddings to your official meetings.
Where I chose a pastel shade for the summer suits with a classic light blue shirt and some kicks to keep it light, Shakti chose the all time favorite, a navy blue suit with a contrasting brown shirt. 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. Shakti’s choice denotes the same where you can hop from office to bar, the perfect day to night look.
For a sleek alternative, a sober and minimal grey options will 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 the one I am sporting. With a hint of blue and beige, this light grey suit is a must have for this summer season. To remain smart but with a cool air of informality, style this suit with a slim-cut shirt and pair of quality loafers. Equally, to dress it down for a casual wedding or garden party, lose the tie, unbutton the shirt collar and pair with clean white sneakers for an outfit that packs an effortless sense of street style.
Patterns are a great way of individualizing formal-wear, with large windowpane checks particularly prominent for SS18. Checks or plaids are one of the major trends for this summer and can be seen in formal wear as well as casual in some cases. The reason of us choosing the plaid suits is because men still shy away from using patterns when it comes to suits and we want to show that not only pattern adds more structure to your body, but if played well with, it will definitely make you stand out in the crowd. You can try playing with textures like polka dots and checks for a bolder approach, but I still suggest to keep the game strong and basic with solids for starters. Also, if head to toe patterns seems too loud for you then you can always go for just the blazer in pattern and rest solid in contrasting shades.
So these are the options you can try this summer when it comes to suit shopping. Do not let the fear of sweat take you away from dressing dapper, just keep in mind that when you shop smart and knows what is the best suit for this weather, you can never go wrong in keeping it stylish. Keep it simple and minimal and don’t shy away from suits this season. I hope you all will try this trend this summer and let me know what did you opt for. Till then, have a warm and stylish summer. Cheers !!
Suit on me and Shakti- MrButton
Shoes on me – Vans
Shoes on Shakti- The Alternate
Shirt on me- Indigo Nation
Shirt on Shakti- Zara
Sun-glass on me- Pataaka Store
Sun-glass on Shakti- Ray ban
Photography by AA_Photographs