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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" Wearing my cotton suit at the first day of Pitti Uomo 88Cotton suit with patch pockets and soft shoulders - perfect for versatilityMonsieur fox pocket square with a cotton suitCotton suit without a tieCasual cotton suit jacket as separateCamel color suitjacket with denim slacksCamel colored cotton suit jacket and a knitted tieSoft shoulders and drape of the suit jacketCotton suit jacket - details and texturesCotton suit trousers and a blazerDouble-breasted blazer with cotton trousers and knitted tieLoro Piana indigo linen blazer texturesIndigo linen and tobacco bottonCotton suit trousers worn separatelyamel colored cotton suit trousers with sneakersCotton suit with a t-shirt Caught by Karl-Edwin Guerre at the party hosted by Swedish Plaza Uomo during Pitti Uomo 88. Dresscode €œsummer chic€.

Sum up - go for versatility

So in case you want to play safe and want as versatile (summer) suit as possible, my advise would be to choose a plain cotton or linen fabric. Then go for a single-breasted jacket featuring patch pockets (or normal pockets without flaps), minimal structure and soft shoulders. This way you will end up with a suit you can also use as separates. You can use the jacket even with jeans and trousers as regular cotton chino slacks. And keep in mind that even though cotton suit is more suitable for summer, you can also use it during the colder months of the year. This of course depends on the fact how heavy is the cotton fabric you choose. And what color do you go for. But for example a dark blue, tan or olive green cotton suit is totally suitable to wear during fall. And even winter if you just combine it right. For example I will sure keep using this tan colored cotton suit with roll neck sweaters when the time comes. And finally, if you are looking for a new cotton suit but don't want to go for made-to-measure or bespoke, here a few options to check out from different price ranges.
  1. The GIGI
  2. Boglioli
  3. Sartoria Formosa
  4. Suitsupply

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