Words by, Igee Okafor
Photography by, Andrea Monica Hug
If you're looking to spend your money on staple suits you can make impressions with all spring long, look no further. Anything from weddings, to semi-formal social spring soirees, I've got you covered.
I know what you're thinking. You want the kind of suit that will turn heads, the kind of suit that will be relevant for years to come, the kind of suit that can be worn in more ways than one, and the kind of suit that will transcend seasons. If we are on the same page, you're already a step in the right direction.
My recommendation? Make an impression in the two suits listed below:
The White Double Breasted Suit
The double breasted suit gets a bad rep during the warmer months. The noise rests on the idea that all of the detail the double breasted suit requires is a bit too weighty for the season. Maybe, but a peak lapeled double breasted suit masterfully constructed in a cotton-linen blend with soft shoulders is a win win. In this, you have one of the most versatile suiting you could ever have. It can be worn with almost anything, and is appropriate for anything from formal dinners, to beach parties. Brown accents really align well with white suiting. Try a chocolate pair of loafers, or a hat for sophisticated detailing.
The Brown Single Breasted Windowpane Suit
The windowpane suit showcases a fabric pattern that highlights vertical, and horizontal lines bisect to form boxes. While Blake Scott (left) impeccably showcases why the fabric works so well dressed up, this navy windowpane sport coat style also exemplifies what you can get out of the piece if you decided to separate. Style it with a polo shirt, and sneakers for a casual night out, or a boating get together.
If you're shifted towards more of the dressed up style like Blake (left), feel free to take a few tips from what he has illustrated above. With the windowpane suit, there's no need to over style. Distracting from the busy pattern will do you no good. Go monochromatic, or stick to neutral colors. Accessorize subtly, and you're set to make an impression for the right reasons.
Thank you for reading!