• We would like to welcome Pete and Harry as an official Affiliate Vendor. Pete and Harry, co-founded by Erik (EFV) one of our long time members and friends, offers a wide variety of products, clothes, watches and accessories, antique, vintage, “pre-loved” and new - all at unparalleled prices. Please visit their new thread and give them a warm welcome.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Summer Suit

PeterMetro

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2002
Messages
796
Reaction score
2
I'm considering ordering a tropical wool suit and need to ask for some swatches. The thing is, almost all of my suits are charcoal or navy, with a medium grey and some pinstripes thrown in there too.

I need a recommendation for a color on a nice summer suit. Anyone?
 

globetrotter

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Sep 28, 2004
Messages
20,602
Reaction score
421
I'm considering ordering a tropical wool suit and need to ask for some swatches.  The thing is, almost all of my suits are charcoal or navy, with a medium grey and some pinstripes thrown in there too.

I need a recommendation for a color on a nice summer suit.  Anyone?
you can't wear navy in the summer?
 

marc237

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2004
Messages
2,364
Reaction score
2
I had a rather light grey that I eally liked, it had just a hint of blue in it. Seemed to work nicely in summer sun.
 

Stu

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2002
Messages
2,346
Reaction score
15
I'm considering ordering a tropical wool suit and need to ask for some swatches.  The thing is, almost all of my suits are charcoal or navy, with a medium grey and some pinstripes thrown in there too.

I need a recommendation for a color on a nice summer suit.  Anyone?
I love tan in cotton/cashmere for summer. But you want wool, I would look at Taupe, or an olive plaid perhaps.
 

PeterMetro

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2002
Messages
796
Reaction score
2
what's your hair color, skin color?
Should have mentioned this.

I'm half-chinese, so I have an olive complexion with dark hair and dark eyes. Also, "lean" and "tall" are not words I use to describe myself, so I generally stay away from windowpane and plaids.
 

matadorpoeta

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2003
Messages
4,433
Reaction score
1
you really have to look at your personal coloring. for example,i like the way tan suits look on other people, but the color clashes somewhat with my skin tone. if your going with wool, light grey could be nice. you could also wear it on any warm day. it was 80 degrees here a couple of days ago.
 

Manton

RINO
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Apr 20, 2002
Messages
41,570
Reaction score
2,878
Tan, light gray, and harbor or slate blue all make great summer colors. Olive also looks good, but I like it better in cotton or maybe linen than in tropical wool. "Mustard" is a sort of tan/yellow/brown that looks lovely in linen. Glen plaid is nice, and summer glen plaids come in very light shades.
 

globetrotter

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Sep 28, 2004
Messages
20,602
Reaction score
421
Sure I can. Â But do I need a 4th navy suit?
sorry, all of my suits are dark blue or dark gray, and I can't imagine why anybody wouldn't want more gray and blue suits
actually I do like a dark blue or gray summer suit - it's not uncommon to find yourself in a room with a bunch of guys in green and brown summer suits and you look very nice in contrast in a dark suit. or so I tell myself.....
 

Renault78law

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2003
Messages
2,141
Reaction score
68
I'd go with medium blue, medium brown, medium/light gray. I think off-white/ecru/bone would look good too, but I dunno how open to that idea you'd be; might be a little too pimptastic for most tastes.

Look for blends with linen, cotton, mohair, and/or silk, and ask for something with an open or loose weave, if possible.
 

Bradford

Current Events Moderator
Joined
Mar 19, 2002
Messages
6,690
Reaction score
174
You can't go wrong with the Matlock look Â
Bradford
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

Sneakers with tailoring: yes, no, maybe?

  • No, never.

  • Yes, it can be done tastefully.

  • Not sure.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
464,392
Messages
10,030,538
Members
209,498
Latest member
lcokergiare
Top