Suit Spotlight: The Seersucker Suit

Suit Spotlight: The Seersucker Suit

Seersucker suits have become increasingly popular in recent years. As shown in the photo above, they offer a classic style that looks amazing no matter how they are worn. And with the warm weather fast approaching, there's no better time than the present to purchase a seersucker suit. It will project a fashionable appearance while keeping you cool and comfortable in the process.

What Is a Seersucker Suit?

A seersucker suit is a type of men's suit that's characterized by the use of seersucker fabric. Seersucker fabric, of course, has been around for centuries. Its origins can be traced back to the British Colonial Period, during which British soldiers wore seersucker informs during tours in India.

It wasn't until the 20th century, though, when seersucker suits gained mainstream attention. In the 1900s, many men began wearing them. This led to a newfound popularity surrounding seersucker suits. You can now find them sold by countless stores throughout the country and elsewhere. At StudioSuits, in fact, we offer custom-sized seersucker suits.

Seersucker fabric consists of cotton. With that said, it's not the same as traditional cotton. Seersucker specifically consists of multicolored cotton. It doesn't have a single color. Rather, it typically consists of two or more alternating colors in a striped or plaid pattern. All seersucker suits are made of multicolored fabric in a specific pattern. The use of multiple colors in a pattern is what distinguishes them from traditional cotton suits.

Reasons to Choose a Seersucker Suit

Why should you choose a seersucker suit exactly? For starters, they are undoubtedly attractive. Whether striped or plaid, they are designed with thin lines that offer a uniquely stylish appearance. Viewing a seersucker suit from afar will create the appearance of a single color. When viewed up close, on the other hand, you'll be able to see the different colors within a seersucker suit's design.

Not only are they attractive, but seersucker suits are also very comfortable to wear. As you may know, wearing a suit during the spring and summer months can leave you feeling hot and clammy. Most suits are made of a thick and heavyweight fabric that's particularly ideal for the warmer months of the year. Seersucker suits offer a breath of fresh air in this regard.

Seersucker fabric is lighter than traditional color, wool and many other common suit fabrics. As a result, seersucker suits won't leave you feeling hot and clammy. You wear them during the spring and summer months without fear of overheating. Many men, in fact, prefer seersucker suits because of their naturally cool properties.

When compared to other fabrics, seersucker fabric is lighter and more breathable. These properties make it an exceptionally cool fabric. As such, seersucker suits are ideal for the warmer months of the year.

Another reason to consider wearing a seersucker suit is protection from stains. All suits can develop stains, and seersucker suits are no exception. With that said, seersucker suits are less likely to "show" stains than other suits. Their multicolored design works to conceal stains.

You should still strive to keep your seersucker suit clean, but if you happen to spill a beverage or other liquids on it, the fabric shouldn't develop a visible stain. Instead, the stain will be concealed. There are just a few reasons to consider choosing a seersucker suit.

2-Piece vs 3-Piece Seersucker Suits

Like with other suits, there are two-piece and three-piece seersucker suits. A two-piece seersucker suit consists of trousers and a matching jacket, both of which are made of seersucker fabric in the same color and the same pattern. In comparison, a three-piece seersucker suit consists of trousers, a matching jacket and a waistcoat.

It's important to note that the waistcoat doesn't have to match the trousers or jackets for a three-piece seersucker suit. On the contrary, waistcoats typically feature an entirely different color and pattern. If you want to wear a three-piece seersucker suit, you can simply order a two-piece seersucker suit, after which you can purchase a waistcoat for it.

How to Choose a Seersucker Suit

If you're going to buy a seersucker suit, you'll need to choose the right type. All seersucker suits are made of seersucker fabric, which is essentially multicolored cotton in a specific pattern. With that said, they are available in many different types.

Seersucker jackets, for example, come in several different styles. Some of the most popular styles include single-button, two-button and three-button. You can also find them in four-button and double-breasted styles. Double-breasted seersucker jackets are those that have two columns of buttons. All other jacket styles only have a single column of buttons, meaning they are single-breasted and not double-breasted.

You should also consider the lapel style when choosing a seersucker jacket. Seersucker jackets are available in over a half-dozen lapel types. Among the most popular is the notch lapel. It's a clean and uniform lapel type that complements the appearance of a seersucker jacket. Other lapel types in which seersucker jackets are made include slim notch, wide notch, peak, wide peak and wide.

There are several other things to consider when choosing a seersucker jacket. Like all suit jackets, they are available in different vents, The vent is the back section of a jacket. Some seersucker jackets have a single vent that runs down the middle of the back. Others have two vents, each of which is located on the side of the back.

Perhaps the most important feature for a seersucker jacket, as well as the trousers, is the right size. If your seersucker suit doesn't fit, you probably won't wear it very often. And even when you do it, your seersucker suit may look awkward or cause discomfort. Choosing a custom-sized seersucker suit will allow you to avoid these problems.

When you order a custom-sized seersucker suit, you can specify your measurements. Therefore, it will fit perfectly while projecting a fashionable appearance that keeps you cool and comfortable.