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The Essential Summer Suit: Must-Have Styles for Every Occasion

Summer is fast approaching and it’s a great time to think about adapting your wardrobe to create the style you’re dreaming of this year. A summer suit can be a versatile wardrobe staple that is suitable for many different events and occasions, and we’ll show you how to make the most of it.

Our expert team can help you to find a suit that fits you well and can seamlessly transition from the office to your evening or weekend events, and you won’t have to compromise on comfort or style. Read on for our top tips on making the most of your summer suit collection and preparing yourself for every occasion.


Summer suits you’ll love

Choosing a summer suit means making the most of the fabrics and the tailoring you love, with plenty of versatile options to choose from. You could consider:

1. A linen suit

Linen is a lightweight, breathable fabric that is an excellent choice for hot weather. It oozes sophistication and class, so it’s the perfect option for outdoor events, helping to keep you feeling cool and looking great. The most versatile options will include a suit that has a soft, unstructured silhouette that gives a relaxed but well-presented look and a suit that can easily be dressed up or down to allow you to move seamlessly from the office to an outdoor drinks party. A linen suit is a popular choice for a wedding, and neutral colours such as light grey, tan and navy create a classic, timeless look that will help you to stand out from the crowd, but be aware that a linen suit needs careful pressing and will crease easily so it is important to care for your suit correctly.

2. A cotton suit

Cotton suits can work well in the summer, for both casual and more formal occasions. Cotton is a breathable, comfortable fabric that offers many options in terms of colour and tailoring, including pastel tones and fresh, interesting patterns. You could also consider a cotton seersucker suit, featuring a distinctive puckered texture that is lightweight and breathable and gives you a standout look. We suggest choosing a tailored fit with a modern silhouette and experimenting with patterns such as stripes and checks that will create a timeless, versatile style.

3. A wool suit

A wool suit may seem an unusual choice for summer, but lightweight wool suits are an excellent option. Wool is a naturally breathable fibre that is comfortable when the weather is warm, and you can choose a versatile colour that can be dressed up or down so that it is suitable for all occasions. Don’t forget to take care of your wool suit properly to extend its life and make the most of your investment, by hanging it up to air between wears and brushing it with a suit brush to remove any lint and debris from the fabric.

We recommend suits made from linen, cotton or wool as the best options for summer wear, and you should look out for soft tailoring and minimalist design elements for a versatile look that can enable you to move between the office and your outdoor events with ease. You should avoid heavy padding and structured silhouettes and embrace a softer look that will allow you to make a stylish impact without compromising on comfort.


Don’t forget the details

We’ve discussed the importance of lightweight, breathable fabrics when you’re choosing a summer suit, and opting for lighter colours will help to keep you cool, fresh and stylish for your summer occasions. We also recommend paying attention to the fit of your suit, as a slim or tailored fit will give you the modern look you want without restricting airflow and comfort.

Details such as lapel width, pocket styles and buttons can make all the difference to your suit, giving it a contemporary aesthetic that can work well for any occasion. Versatile separates can be a good option so that you can mix and match with other pieces in your wardrobe for a range of stylish summer looks. Accessories such as a linen or cotton dress shirt, silk or linen tie and a matching pocket square can help you to look great and stay cool this summer


Summer suits we love

Here at Suits, we love finding the perfect match for our clients and we have a great range of summer suits for you to try. Our favourites this season include:

HM5 Stone Tailored Three Piece Suit. This tailored three-piece suit is an excellent option for the summer, with its slim-fitting style and neutral colour. This suit was designed for Manchester United footballer Harry Maguire and you’ll love the bespoke Marc Darcy circle print lining and notch lapels with MD badge, as well as the marbled buttons. The complementary pocket square finishes the look to perfection, making it an ideal choice for a summer wedding or garden party.

Wilson Navy Birdseye Three Piece Suit. This navy classic is a timeless look that will allow you to move from your working day into summer evening drinks in style, with a slim-fitting tailored look that gives you a smooth silhouette without compromising on comfort. The suit is finished with wine and navy trims that can be matched to your accessories to ensure you stand out for all the right reasons, and the complimentary pocket square is the perfect way to complete the look. A good suit will last for many, many years, and this versatile design allows you to enjoy a quality suit that feels like a new outfit every time you wear it.

Rambo Navy Three Piece Notch Lapel Suit. If you’re looking for a suave, well-cut suit that turns heads wherever you wear it, the Rambo Navy Suit is a great choice for you. It’s a perfect example of the versatility we discussed earlier, with a single-breasted notch lapel jacket with double button fastening and an exquisite cut that will take you from the office to an event with ease. It’s a great colour for weddings and parties, and you can accessorise it to change up your look and make the most of your investment.

Light Grey Pinstripe Three Piece Suit with Single Breasted Waistcoat. This light grey pinstripe suit is a good option for the summer, giving you a versatile look that can be styled for any occasion. Simply by changing up your tie and pocket square or swapping out the waistcoat, you can create different styles for any event, from weddings to office functions. We love the slim-fitting tailoring that creates a sleek silhouette, and this suit comes high on our list of recommendations for summer wear.

Bromley Silver Check Three Piece Suit. When you’re hoping to stand out for all the right reasons, the Bromley Silver Check Three Piece Suit is a great choice. Perfect for weddings and other occasions, the Prince of Wales check pattern gives a classic formal look and the fit ensures you’ll stay comfortable all day. The neutral colour palette is easily accessorised for any occasion and you’ll be able to make the most of this timeless classic for years to come.

Here at Suits, we can help you to get the best from your suits, so that you can feel comfortable and on-trend at every event you attend this year. We have options for every budget and style and our experienced team will take the time to understand your requirements and find the very best fit for you. Whether you’re looking for a wedding suit or a suit to wear to the office regularly, we’ll help you narrow down the options and find something that truly suits your figure and your personality.


Find your summer suit at Suits

This summer is a great opportunity to find a suit that will complement your style and personality and help you to feel comfortable at all of your social and work events. Our experienced team will be delighted to show you the options and we’ll show you how to care for your suit so that it will last a lifetime. We have a wide range of two-, three- and four-piece suits, as well as all the accessories you need to create the perfect look for every occasion.

We are proud to offer a bespoke service, creating suits that are truly unique and will help you to stand out this summer. Our skilled tailors will work with you to design something special and we know you’ll be impressed by the quality and fit a bespoke suit brings. We are a 100% Irish-owned business, with a showroom in Ballycurreen, Cork. We prioritise our client’s experiences so we ensure that our showroom is easy to access, with free parking, and our attention to detail is sure to impress. Visit our website or pop in and see us in our showroom for the full Suits experience.

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