A Guide To Luxurious Summer Materials
Whether you’re looking for a three-piece for an August wedding or a boardroom worthy suit that’ll make you stand out without breaking a sweat, summer tailoring should always ensure you look and feel cool when the temperature soars. Here, we select the most breathable, lightweight and luxurious materials for this season.
Luxuriously Lightweight Linen
Natural, cool and contemporary, linen is a classic material for casual summer tailoring. Linen has a natural rustic texture and a visible weave because it is made from the fibres of the flax plant. It is prone to wrinkling easily, but this only adds to the fabric's casual charm. Linen blends which contain wool, cotton or silk are more appropriate for smarter suits or blazers as this will prevent abundant wrinkling.
Giving a relaxed twist to classic tailoring, our slim fit blazers are made from a luxurious linen, silk and cotton blend. Casual yet stylish, our linen shirts can be worn for a number of seasonal events. Team them with garment-dyed chinos, suede moccasins and a panama hat for serene sunny days.
Continue the summery vibe with smart linen accessories. Made in Italy from an opulent silk and linen blend, our ties and pocket squares will instantly add panache to your ensemble.
The Finest Cotton
Cotton is a natural fibre fabric that will help you stay cool and chic this summer. Cotton poplin is smooth and crisp in texture and its characteristic long staple yarns create a silky yet strong surface. It is tightly woven with fine yarns using a simple over and under weave pattern. Poplin is smoother than other weaves and is therefore more appropriate for summer formalwear.
A cotton suit is a timeless and versatile choice during warmer months as it allows you to have a refined yet casual look whilst remaining cool. Cotton suits tend to be stiffer than wool suits but they are also lighter weight and more breathable. Opt for a light stone shade – perfect for summer events!
Our Renowned Cotton Shirts
For summer or winter, our world-famous cotton formal shirts are sartorial staples, due to their unrivalled softness and durability. They are woven from the finest 2 ply 100s cotton and perfected with a luxurious silk touch finish which creates a smooth fabric with an irresistibly lustrous quality.
Silk is a truly timeless textile, lending itself perfectly to a luxe summer material. It is fashioned by natural animal protein fibres, so it is characteristically strong, incredibly soft and cool to the touch. Silk has a natural lustre from its smooth threads, giving it a beautiful glossy appearance. Other benefits include breathability, so it can keep you cool on hot nights and it doesn’t create static, so it does not cling or crease easily.
Woven in Italy from pure silk, our beautiful ties and pocket squares will add the finishing touch to your summer tailoring. Available in a seasonal palette, they feature artfully printed designs and luxurious textured weaves.
The Finishing Touches
Our silk flower lapel pins will add a sartorial flourish to summer formal looks. We recommend wearing them to a wedding or gifting one to the groom. Complete your look with a pair of silk cufflinks made from polished rhodium. They are available in a range of colours to complement your silk ties and pocket squares.