With a summer of weddings and work functions ahead, spring is a great time to buy a new suit, and it’s an opportunity to experiment with a variety of different fabrics, colours and shapes, so we’ve selected some of our favourites to keep you looking cool in the summer heat.
If you’re expecting a buttoned-up occasion, the two Paul Smith suits are suitably sombre but boast a cut that will make you stand out for your good taste. For the classic man-of-mystery look, opt for the Kingsman collection at Mr Porter, which boasts an understated but, on closer inspection, unexpected Prince of Wales check. Of course, you can just say buck it and go buck wild with the Ted Baker Regislj check suit.
The safer, but no less stylish choice of course, is the blue suit, and we’ve picked out affordable options from Burton (a mere £70!) and Marks & Spencer, mid-range picks from Jigsaw and Reiss, and more premium cuts from Canali and Boglioli via online style powerhouse Mr Porter.
M&S Collection blue suit
£129, white shirt £29.50, tie £19.50, pocket square £12.50, marksandspencer.com (opens in new tab)
Paul Smith blue Soho slim-fit wool and mohair blend suit
Paul Smith navy Soho wool suit
Canali blue slim-fit suit wool suit
Ted Baker Regislj check suit
Burton Menswear indigo skinny suit
Jacket £49, trousers £30, buy on burton.co.uk (opens in new tab)
Jigsaw chambray cotton suit
Reiss Air Force blue wool suit
Kingsman grey slim-fit double-breasted Prince of Wales check suit
Boglioli blue slim-fit cotton suit
Gary Kingsnorth was the fashion editor for Coach as well as Men’s Fitness.
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