We all wait anxiously for the arrival of summer… until it actually arrives. For many of us, the comfort of cool spring breezes quickly turns into a humid summer meltdown. Unfortunately, unless you are your own boss or work for a hip tech company, you may still be forced to wear a suit to the office. Have no fear, Suitsupply has come to save the day.
Suitsupply is the young professional’s alternative to Tom Ford or Brioni (and a go-to for those who can afford those brands as well). They are known for creating high-quality, stylish suits at a more affordable price point than other suit makers. As a Dutch brand with a global presence of over 100 stores, Suitsupply represents a new, international customer that enjoys both work and play.
In-tune with the needs of its customers, Suitsupply has created something perfect for summer, what it considers to be the “world’s lightest suit.” I am sure the first question most will ask is, “what makes a suit the world’s lightest?” I am glad you asked. A reimagination of the brand’s classic “Havana” fit, it is cut from luxe silk and ultrafine S150’s wool provided by the lauded E. Thomas Mill in Italy. The use of this material makes the suit about 1.10 pounds lighter than traditional wool suits.
While the suit may feature a more unconventional fabric choice that contributes to its lighter weight, it still encompasses all of the aspects a Suitsupply customer would expect from the brand. Alongside staples like flap pockets, the jacket also features notched lapels and a pleated shoulder. The accompanying flat-front trousers include side adjusters and are straight-legged. The features of the suit make it classic enough for the office, without being unbearably hot for the summer heat. The suit is also versatile and easy to wear with a shirt and tie, as well as a crisp t-shirt. The suit retails for $999 and can be found online and in-store.