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seasonal suits / colors / fabric

sartorially senseless

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i was talking to a fellow i normally considered very welll dressed and informed in sartorial matters. the other day he said something curious to me:

"you cant wear a [solid] charcoal suit all year round" .. while i agree if fabric was flannel or maybe even heavy, but this was a "regular" all round suit that he deemed not appropriate for, i assume, summer

so my question to SF, and hopefully i can get a bit of an education here, what are suits approriate for each season only summer / winter / spring / fall and what suits will suffice all year round ...

eg. seersucker / cotton suits are probably not worn in winter.

thx guys
 

Nicola

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There are fall/winter colours. Darker. Earth tones.

There are spring/summer stuff. Lighter colours.

I don't think cotton can't be worn in winter. If it's not an overly summery colour. I have dark green and burnt red coat jackets. Just fine for fall/winter and not summery at all.

Year round? More neutral colours and patterns. I've got some blue jackets. Not really dark. Not light. The window pane pattern helps I guess.
 

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There's no reason why you can't wear a regular charcoal worsted wool suit year round.

As far as seasons go:
  • Tweed and flannel for fall/winter because they will keep you warmer.
  • Tropical wool, linen, and cotton for summer because they will keep you cooler.
 

NORE

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I have a solid charcoal suit in fresco so in summer while they sweat I'm


I do advocate the use of lighter coloured fabrics in summer.
 

Todd6060

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Originally Posted by sartorially senseless
"you cant wear a [solid] charcoal suit all year round"

So if your friend went to a job interview or funeral in the summer he would wear a light colored suit?
 

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