London Fashion Week AW19 was one of the best as far as street style was concerned. It was a real pleasure to mingle with other creatives to show what London was all about in style. I personally think moving the event to Trauma Brewery in East London was inevitable seeing the direction the fashion scene was going.
When it comes to streetwear, London is one of the leading cities in the world with east London serving as the creative hub.
I was left a bit disappointed with the brands that showed this year. I did not feel inspired by most of the collections I saw. Out of about 10 shows and presentations, there were only three brands that saved the whole season which are Labrum, Oliver Spencer, Continue reading London Fashion Week Aw19 Day 1 | Cuts for Him→
It has been a minute since I did an article. In past posts, I know I kept saying and meaning to come back to writing consistently but the reality has been somewhat different.
The truth is that I have been devoided of my creativity to make digital content and write. I somehow have lost the spark that I had all these years. Things took a turn for the worst just after the Fashion Industry Insiders event I curated in September. Up until a few days ago, I felt stuck as everything I did couldn’t get me out of that zone.
This post is going to be a quick one about choosing a suit that will last you the summer. I guess if you live in England then summer is a relative word as there are no gurantees for hot temperatures lol. The weather is never under our control nor should we seek in infleunce it. However, one thing we have total control over is what we wear through seasons. In the UK, summer officially starts in June but depending on the mood of the climate, it could really start to feel like summer from May. Once temperatures start to rise layers come off.
However, if you are like me who likes to wear suits all year round then finding the right suit for hot weather is essential. Spring and summer are the seasons you are more likely to be invited to weddings which of course requires a suit. Except you want to be roasting in your regular suit, I suggest you get yourself a lightweight suit.
To help in your search for a good suit, here are the things you should bear in mind.
Fabric – This is the most important element you should check for when buying a seasonal suit. For hot weather, you need fabrics that are breathable and lightweight. Breathability is so important during hot weather suit to allow air to flow through the fabric which in turn prevents you from sweating. And of course we all know what a little sweat could do to a man’s clothing. The three best fabrics to look out for when buying a hot weather suit are linen, cotton or seersucker. I would have gone into the construction of each fabric type but never mind. May be in another post
Colour – Summer or not, I like colour. I personally think colour accentuate a man’s confidence. Typical summer colours are light grey, baby blue, Berry, Red, Khaki and even beige like the suit I have on in the photos.
Construction and lining – The way a suit is constructed is also another important aspect one should keep an eye out for when investing in a seasonal suit. For hot weather always go for half lined or unlined jackets. Unlined suit jackets are lightweight and breathable. Bemberg silk, rayon, polyester, and acetate are all materials used for lining. Also note that an unlined suit will loose it structure and shape very easily forming creases during it lifecycle.
As you can see from the photos, I have a three piece suit on. I can assure you that this beige suit is one of my favourite summer suit despite it being three piece. The beauty about this look is that if the weather get hotter than anticipated then all I have to do is remove the jacket and throw it over my shoulder whilst the waistcoat helps keep my form. If that fails to cool you down then find a place with an air conditioned room or simply find a water fountain to dip your feet in like I did.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, or just walk on water. Lightweight is the word.
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