Customers come to us with only one thing that they are certain of:
They do not want wool suits. No one would recommend a wool custom made suits for a
wedding in July in the deep South, would they?
But often wool is just what is called for when the humidity and tempratures are extreme.
A Brown Tropical Wool Suit Lined in Leno Stripe Cotton
Tropical wool is fine and lightweight.
In fact, if you purchase a cotton shirt to wear with the suit, the
cotton shirting will often be quite a bit heavier. Tropical wools are
often about 7.5 ounces in weight. What is more, wool breathes. It is a
natural fiber that wicks away moisture and keeps you feeling dry. When
you pair a tropical wool with a rayon or cotton batiste lining, it
makes for a suit that is equally as summer ready as a seersucker or
What makes tropical wool unique in the world of summer suits is that
it is utterly crisp, smooth to the hand, and often has the slight sheen
that comes with a superfine fabric. A tropical wool suit is in every
way formal. Make a tux from it, and it is simply a tux. Make a
business suit from a tropical wool, and it is simply a fine suit that is
ready for business.
Linen and cotton are always a bit relaxed and summery. But tropical
wool is perfect for the summer suit that doesn’t feel like a summer
suit. The retro design of the vest (with the straight hem) and jacket
for the tan suit was loosely inspired by some Steve McQueen movie stills
that the customer sent to us. We wanted to do something that felt
fresh and modern but with some interesting 1960s detailing.