Summer is here, and that means one thing for Arizonans… triple digit temps. The phrase “summer wardrobe” may not be something you’re familiar with just yet. But let me assure you, you NEED a summer wardrobe when you live in the Valley of the Sun.
I often hear about the struggle for clients to maintain professionalism without permitting a heat stroke. Luckily for them, breathability is one of my forte’s. I bring in an array of lightweight, functional summer fabric swatches for them to choose from. There’s a wide variety of fibers and fabrics suitable (no pun intended) for warm weather garb. One of my favorites and one I consider timeless, is Seersucker.
Seersucker is a durable, textured fabric that is more crease/wrinkle resistant than most alternatives such as say, Linen. I also love the sincere versatility of this fabric, because of the uprise in men’s fashion has called for creative use of the fabric, it can be seen as an accessory, a suit, a pair of shorts or a jacket, essentially it can be utilized for just about anything. Fashion Beans claims Seersucker “slowly came to represent the ultimate leisure suit of the upper classes.”
The fabric is perfect for a no-fuss look. It provides enough color, pattern, texture to eliminate having to think about additional accessories or color choice for coordinating pieces. That being said, there are a few rules to abide by. There’s a fine line between preppy-cool and Colonel Sanders. Chris Evans perfects the Seersucker suit by staying away from stark white accessories and instead pairs the suit with darker pieces. Take note of Ryan Gosling’s incorporation of the fabric into a flawless business casual look. To execute this look all you need is a tailored white cotton shirt and slim fit Seersucker pants. Fit is absolutely key when considering this fabric. If not properly fit Seersucker can add bulk to all the wrong places.
Here are some easy, go-to Seersucker pieces you can add to your wardrobe:
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