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Cotton suit - the most versatile suit

The cotton suit might be one of the most underappreciated garments in men's summer wardrobe. Despite that I had for a long time been thinking about getting one commissioned for myself. Today I am taking a look at the result. A suit might sometimes sound like the last thing you want to put on during hot and sunny summer days. There are still many ways to cool down the look and make it appropriate for the weather. First of all by choosing lightweight fabrics and unlined models one can fight the hear. Secondly, different kind of combinations featuring loafers without socks or even t-shirts with a jacket for example can make a difference. id="attachment_9626" Caught by Karl-Edwin Guerre at the party...

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Suit trousers combined with double-breasted linen blazer

Another sneak peek from last weekend. As mentioned yesterday, later this week I will come up with some more detailed thoughts about cotton suits, their versatility and how to wear a (camel colored) cotton suit - as a suit and separately. But for now just pictures. Here wearing Sauma private label cotton trousers (part of a suit) with G.Abo Napoli double-breasted indigo dyed linen blazer and Proper Cloth light blue oxford cloth shirt.Bottle green knitted silk tie by Viola Milano and vintage cotton-linen pocket square.

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Cotton suit jacket and denim slacks

Starting the week with a few sneak peak shots from last weekend... Later this week  I will come up with some more detailed thoughts about cotton suits, their versatility and how to wear a (camel colored) cotton suit - as a suit and separately. Wearing a Sauma Private Label jacket (part of a suit) and dark blue denim slacks from Finealta. The light blue striped oxford cloth shirt is from Herrainpukimo and cognac colored calf leather double-monks made by Cheaney for Shipton&Heneage. Knitted tie also made by Sauma and pocket contrast border pocket square from Berg&Berg.

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Loro Piana fall and winter 2015

Season after season I find myself waiting for the launch of collections and look books by Italian Loro Piana. This fall makes no exception.For this fall and winter 2015 the company has again come up with a collection and seasonal look book that in terms of inspiration and aesthetics maintains those high-quality standards they have set for themselves. As usual the look book featuring "pencil sketches" of the collection underlines the ease, elegance and form of Italian style of being dressed-up but still casual and "chic" together with Italian craftsmanship. It could be said that Loro Piana represents a kind of "Italian minimalism" in terms of style and aestethics. There is no sriking elements or "sprezzatura" but just simple combinations, restrained...

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Patterned sport coat for the fall

Whereas in terms of suits my main principle and recommendation is to play safe and stay with staple and easy choices such as plain gray and dark blue fabrics - regarding sport coats and sports jackets different patterns and textures are a great way to add some character and personality to your rotation. Every man needs a navy blue blazer but after that I would say it is totally appropriate and even advisable to invest in quality sport coats with some classic but still vibrant patterns in seasonal fabrics and textures. To keep an eye on the forthcoming fall and winter season a few words about how to play with patterned sport coats. Brown wool sport coat with a navy...

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