Dressing up in summer is not an easy task. You have numerous cloth options to choose from, nonblended fabrics being the prime examples. While we love the rumpled look of linen, it is certainly not for everybody, given the casual look and feel. Pure silk and in fact pure mohair is most of the time to shiny, leaving you looking like an extra from the famous movie Casino. High twist wool (meaning that the yarns twisted more than usual) like fresco are good for business, open weave wool works for summer blazers.
If you are into the casually dressed up Italian look of sportcoats, a wool/silk/linen blend is your call. Soft to the touch, lightweight and breathable, a true performance cloth for the heat. The blending of these luxurious natural fibers creates a cloth, which you don’t feel when on, has a subtle texture to it and comes in rich, fresh summer hues.
When to wear it? Perfectly suitable for any setting, which does not require a specific dress code. From Pitti Uomo to a casual summer wedding and in between. Casual Friday – check, Summer Sporting Event – Check, Sipping a Cocktail on The Mediterranean – Check.
Plain varieties being more office and meeting friends, they pair well with a tie and gray trousers or your favorite summer chinos and a pair of loafers. We are particularly fond of bold checkered ones, they have a true Italian sprezzatura vibe. These you can style according to your personality, with as much dash, as you require.