It’s getting hot outside, so we’re starting to think about what kinds of fabrics work for custom garments in the summer time. Obviously overcoats are out across the board because you would have to be a madman to wear a heavy coat out in this weather. But there are still some great, lightweight and breathable options when it comes to suits and blazers.
We’ve turned to history for some fabric and color inspiration. Check out the white corduroy suits on Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin below.
We have a similar option at Watson Ellis in the White Cord (with stretch) fabric from Loro Piana’s 2019 collection.
We also have light blue sharkskin and light blue cashmere cloud options similar to these impeccable cuts —
It’s all about staying light weight with your summer suiting fabric. Loro Piana wish super 170s are a great option, or stretch cotton corduroy, feather-weight cashmere, tropical blends, or light-weight linens like this one —
In terms of the blazer fabrics we’re loving this season, we’re also turning to classic images for some inspiration. I mean… DJ’s looks in Miami Vice never get old, do they?
Loving this double-breasted white pinstripe look too —
And of course how could anyone ignore the plethora of incredible blazers worn by De Niro in Casino (1995) —
As some of the swatches above indicate, we have similar fabrics to all of these iconic summer looks and more at Watson Ellis. So book an appointment to come and browse through some fabric —