Whether you live on the east coast, west coast or somewhere in between, you've probably noticed the seasonal trend shifting to warmer temperatures. Spring is right around the corner, which means the cold winter weather is almost behind us (thankfully). With this warm weather, however, comes the need to update your suit wardrobe. If you wear a suit on a regular basis, you'll need to dress appropriately for the warm spring weather. So, what steps can you take to better prepare your suit wardrobe for this seasonal transition?
Suit Fabric: Go Light
If you've ever shopped for a men's suit before -- and I'm assuming you have -- you may have noticed just how many different fabrics are used in their construction. Men's suits are available in cotton, linen, wool, corduroy and more. Aside from appearance, however, fabric affects other elements of a suit, such as its comfort. Wool suits, for instance, are often recommended for the cold fall and winter months, simply because they are thicker and warmer. The thick wool fabric creates a barrier of protection between you and the cold weather; thus, allowing for maximum comfort. For the spring and summer months, however, it's best to choose a lighter and more appropriate fabric for the season. So, which suit fabric is best for the spring and summer months? There are several different options from which to choose, one of which is linen. Linen is a lighter and more "breathable" type of cotton, making it ideal for this time of year. If you're interested in shopping for a linen suit, click here
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It's also recommended that you choose a high-quality suit for the spring and summer months. Sure, you can probably save a couple bucks buy purchasing a cheap, low-quality suit made by some fly-by-night retailer, but this one instance in which the saying "You get what you pay for" holds true. Cheap suits are more likely to degrade and fall apart over time. However, a high-quality suit made from a trusted vendor like StudioSuits is guaranteed to withstand the hands of time for years to come. As such, you'll get more bang for your buck by investing in a high-quality suit for the spring and summer months.
Spring is often accompanied with humid weather, which is the direct result of "spring showers." With this humidity, however, comes an increased risk of suit wrinkles. The humid air lands on the suit, causing it to wrinkle. Therefore, you should take a moment to check your suit before leaving the house, ensuring that it's wrinkle-free. If you see any wrinkles, either press your suit or have it dry-cleaned. No matter how hard you try, there's no way to create a positive image by wearing a wrinkled suit, regardless of the season or time of year.
Choose a Light Jacket or Coat
Even if your suit trousers are made of linen, perhaps your suit jacket or coat is made of a thicker, heavier fabric. This is particularly true if you purchased your suit jacket or coat separately, in which case you'll need to make sure it's also made of a lightweight fabric. Of course, ordering your suit here from StudioSuits
prevents this from happening, as you'll know exactly what the suit jacket or coat is made of. The bottom line is that you need to make sure it's lightweight and appropriate for the warm spring and summer weather.
Another tip to better align your suit wardrobe for the spring and summer months is to choose a light color. Granted, you don't have to necessarily place your black suit in storage for the year, but rather you should include light colors in your suit wardrobe. A simple all-white linen suit, for instance, is the perfect choice for the spring and summer months. White offers an unmatched level of cleanliness and brilliance, making it ideal for this time of year. Furthermore, white reflects heat, which is in stark contrast to black and other dark colors that absorb heat. If you plan on staying outside for long periods of time, you'll want to choose a light-colored suit such as this to reflect heat; otherwise, you may find yourself sweating profusely.
Check the Trouser Length
One of the most common mistakes that men make when wearing suits is choosing trousers that are either too long or too short. It's recommended that your trousers stop just past your ankles, allowing them to fully conceal your ankles whether sitting or standing. If they are shorter than this length, your ankles may be exposed when sitting. If they are longer, the bottom of your trousers may drag on the ground as you walk -- and that will almost certainly result in damage.
Check Your Socks
It's also important to choose the right socks when wearing a suit. For the fall and winter months, thicker wool socks are often recommended, simply because they offer greater insulation and protection from the cold weather where you need it most: your feet. But with spring here, thick wool socks such as these can be too
warm, which is why you should seek an alternative style. A pair of high-quality silk dress socks, for instance, is the perfect alternative for the warm spring weather. They are stylish, cool, and let's face it: silk feels amazing and is incredibly comfortable. The only downside is the price. Dollar for dollar, you can expect to pay more for silk socks than any other style, which may discourage some men from choosing them. If you're willing to spend the money, though, you'll find silk dress socks are a smart investment for the upcoming warm weather.