Summer is here, and so is the need to feel cool and comfortable.
Suiting in summers can be daunting if you are not familiar with summer suiting fabrics.
Unlike winters, in summers you can’t layer as much and especially wearing suits can be a little troublesome if the fabric isn’t right.
Fabric is the foundation of a great suit. Choosing it right or wrong can make or break it.
Here is the list of summer suiting fabric, which will keep you cool and shining with your best suit forward.
The Cool Cotton
Cotton is the best fabric to wear in summers for suits. It is breathable, soft, medium weight and sleek. A sharply cut cotton suit is the beginning of building your summer suit wardrobe. Cotton jackets are quite modish right now. Whether you’re wearing a 100% cotton suit or a cotton stretch, it is always best to buy a medium weight fabric, the 80s to 110s. They are ideal for wearing the whole day at the office and well for transitioning for evening wear.
The Light Linen
Linen is the second most summer favorite and popular fabric these days. Linen is light, breathable, soothing in feel and comes in exciting textures. Linen suits have been on the rise from the last decade in India. Linen has its beauty in its crushed look, although not appropriate for office in its 100% composition but blends with cotton would work well for Monday to Friday (or Thursday in some cases).
The Charming Chambray
Chambray is one of the most beautiful fabrics coming in a variety of pastels, lighter tones, and darks. The weave is an interesting combination of dyed warp yarn and a white filling yarn. The resulted fabric has excellent texture to feel with hands and pleasing to see. Chambray suit fabrics are mostly lighter in weight. The drape and fall of suits is a pleasure to watch.
The Popping Poplin
Poplin is a lightweight fabric made in plain weave. Suitable for suiting and shirting. Because of the lightness, it drapes well on the body, gives out the good finish and feels light overall to the wearer. Poplin suits worn by legends like Cary Grant are classic.
The not so Wooly Wool
Hold your horses, as it is the cool wool that we are going to wear this summer, not the woolen wool. The worsted wool coming in the name of fresco wool is perfect for wearing in summers. And as the inherent property of wool of temperature control ability as it is an active fiber. This summer brace the cool wool fabric and keep your suits as sharp as they are in winters but with a side of summer.
The pleasant polyester blends
Polyester, not sounding very exciting, let’s see, 100% polyester, a big NO. But there a few compositions with blends which make people buy polyester. As it is very sturdy, strong and easy to maintain. Polyester-cotton-wool blends bring you the power of the three. The strength of polyester, the breathability of cotton and drape-ability of wool.