Dressing Up for your Tropical getaway
So you’re going on a tropical vacation to get away from everyday life and give you some time to relax with your family or just by yourself. In previous articles, we spoke about being comfortable with SWIMS loafers, packing lite, packing essentials in everyday items, clothes, personal style, and now suiting.
Wearing a suit on your tropical vacation should be about durability, breathability, and comfortability; we can also mix in patterns and fabrics. Making sure your suit has breathability is as important as having a lightweight fabric or more. You need air circulating in your body to stay cool, without trapping air and sweat on your skin, which can lead to overheating. Finding a fabric with a finer thread and looser weave can help add to a textiles breathability.
There are plenty of textiles you can choose from when picking a warmer weather suit or summer suit. Traditionally, when we (men) think of summer we tend to go with linens. Linen is light, dries quickly, breathable and depending on your attire, linen can make any outfit standout. But if you’re not a linen type of guy or of age to wear linen; you can choose a blend of linen and silk, linen and cashmere, linen and cotton, cotton, seersucker or wool.
We normal assume wool suits are strictly for the winter, but that’s untrue. There are a few tropical weight wool fabrics that are meant for summer that are very thin, light threads to reduce weight. For a night on the town wearing a wool suit gave me an elegant presence, which still paired well with my white Adidas. Wool has certain qualities that I appreciate, like a smoother drape and cleaner lines that linen doesn’t offer. Which makes it a perfect suit for winter, summer or your next tropical vacation.
- Sunglasses – Asos – Retro Square – $10
- Suit -Made to Measure – Geno Suits You
- Dress Shirt – Suitsupply – Blue Plain Shirt – $99
- Tie – Brooks Brothers – Micro-Pine Print Tie – $98
- Waist Coat – TopMan – Navy Textured Suit Vest – $70
- Kicks – Adidas – Stan Smith – $50