How to Choose the Perfect Fall-Weather Suit

How to Choose the Perfect Fall-Weather Suit

Now that we're in the middle in the fall season, there's no better time than now to evaluate your suit wardrobe. While you typically wear most types of suits throughout the year, some offer a higher level of comfort and functionality during the fall season than others. So, if you're planning to wear a suit within the next few months, you should choose the right type. Only then will you be able to take full advantage of this classic, formal outfit. In this post, we're going to offer an in-depth guide to choosing the perfect fall-weather suit.

Choose a Neutral or Dark Color

It's generally best to stick with suits in a neutral or dark color during the fall season. White and other bright colors look best when worn during the spring and summer months. Neutral and dark colors, on the other hand, look best when worn during the fall and winter months. You can still experiment with light-colored suits, but you'll probably find that neutral and dark colors offer the highest level of functionality during this time of year. Best of all, they match with a variety of different-colored accessories.

Avoid Linen Suits

Linen suits are perfect for the spring and summer, but you may want to avoid wearing them during the fall. If you've ever owned a linen suit before, you're probably familiar with just how thin and breathable they are. Linen fabric is significantly lighter and thinner than cotton, making ideal for use during the warm-weather months. During the cool fall season, though, you may discover that linen suits don't offer adequate protection from the elements. This is particularly true if you have to wear it outdoors. The thin, lightweight properties of a linen suit can leave you uncomfortably cold.

Consider a Wool Suit

Rather than linen, consider choosing a suit made of wool to wear this fall. Wool is a heavier, thicker fabric that offers greater protection from the elements. When sporting a suit made of genuine wool, you can rest assured knowing that you'll be warm and comfortable throughout the fall season. With that said, it's important that you choose a suit made of high-quality wool, suit as those offered here at StudioSuits. Some companies use low-quality wool that, unfortunately, doesn't offer the same level of warmth and comfort as those made of high-quality wool. You have to think of a fall-weather suit as an investment. Sure, you can buy a cheap wool suit, but investing in a high-quality wool suit offers a higher level of utility and comfort.

Wear a Vest for Added Warmth

A standard two-piece suit consists of trousers with a matching jacket or coat. And while two-piece suits are the most common, a three-piece suit is a viable alternative for the fall season. Three-piece suits, like their two-piece counterpart, consist of trousers with a matching jacket or coat. However, they also include a vest. Also known as a waistcoat, a vest is a sleeveless garment that's worn over your dress shirt and necktie but under your jacket or coat. Most men choose to wear a vest for the added visual style it offers, though some wear it for added warmth. If you live in a region where it gets particularly cold during the fall and winter months, wearing a vest with your suit can help keep your warm and comfortable. 

Choose Thicker Socks

A pair of dress socks is an essential accessory to include in your suit outfit. But don't choose just any socks. For the fall season, it's recommended that you choose dress socks made of a thick, warm fabric. Otherwise, you may find your feet getting cold. Most dress socks are designed specifically with a thin construction. And while thin dress socks are fine to wear during the spring and summer, thicker socks are usually recommended for the colder months of the year. When shopping for fall-weather socks, pay attention to the fabric. They should feature a warm fabric, such as wool or thick cotton, and they should feature the same color as your suit trousers. If you want to wear a black suit this fall season, for example, you should accessorize it with matching black dress socks.

Button Up Your Suit Jacket

Of course, you can stay warm and comfortable this fall season by buttoning up your suit jacket. There's an unwritten rule when wearing a suit that you should always leave the bottom button undone. If your suit jacket has three buttons on the front, for example, you can button the top two buttons, but you should leave the bottom button undone. By fastening all but the bottom button, you'll create a stylish appearance that keeps you warm during this otherwise cold time of year.

Get a Custom-Sized Suit

If you're serious about your style and want to create the best possible look this fall season, invest in a custom-sized suit. You don't have to necessarily take your suit to the local tailor. On the contrary, you can order a custom-sized suit here at StudioSuits. Most traditional retailers sell suits in standard measurements. But here at StudioSuits, you can tell us your specific measurements so that you'll get a fully customized suit based on your specific body type. This simplifies the tedious and difficult task of shopping for a suit. Just tell us your body measurements, and you'll receive the perfect suit to enhance your style this fall season and beyond.

Accessorize With Cold-Weather Items

Don't forget to accessorize your suit outfit this fall season. The right accessories will both improve your appearance and increase your comfort. A pair of high-quality gloves, for example, will introduce new color to your outfit, while also keeping your hands and warm in the process. Another cold-weather accessory is a scarf. Whether it's made of wool, cotton, linen or any other fabric, a scarf will protect your neck from the elements, thereby keeping you warm during the fall season.