Wishlist Wednesday // Summer Suits Edition

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Let me tell you readers something...there is nothing better than a sharp dressed man, but you know, it's really hard to get dressed up in a suit during the summer heat. It's 97 degreees every single day here in Utah, and guess what? There are weddings every day. Every single day a wedding is happening in this state. 

I have had several friends get married this summer and each bride has complained about how their fiancees don't want to go suit shopping because it's SO hot. Well have no fear young gents and grooms, because SUMMER SUITS exist! 

Summer suits in cotton, linen, even chambray! Be still my heart, there are suits that come in chambray, and today I am showing you some awesome and beautifully made suits from the brand Bonobos. 

( Linen people, linen is breathable and perfect for summer. And so is chambray. Okay, I'm done blubbering about chambray. Moving right along. )

Bonobos provided me with the images above from their Spring/Summer 2014 suit line. Aren't they luscious? Like I said, I am digging the chambray. I also love the fact that these beauties can be worn while walking in St. Marco's Square in Venice, because you never know when that might happen, right? But really, you can wear these in that heavy, humid heat. It's rad! Anyway, I'm really feeling the vibe, and I totally want Tyler to wear one of these. I could get him to wear a suit more, and I wouldn't mind that one bit. We bought him a wool suit for our wedding in December, but he can't wear it now, because it's so hot. Well, Bonobos made sure to make these suits in fabrics perfect for summer. I just love it. I'm repeating myself, I know, but it's just so great.

So here are some things you should know about fit before you buy a suit; if the suit doesn't fit, the style, fabric, or occasion it's for won't even matter. Plus, you know you want to get one for your man. 

Simple Suit Tips for Finding the Right Fit by Dwight Fenton, Bonobos VP of Design
  1. Fit is the most important detail for a suit. Marry that with classic color options and quality fabric, and you have a great looking, versatile suit for ever occasion. 
  2. Fit starts with the shoulders: The jacket should grab your shoulders snuggly but not be overly tight. If the shoulders fit, pretty much anything else can be adjusted. 
  3. Length matters: To determine the appropriate length, you should be able to cup the bottom of the suit with your arms by your side. 
  4. Show some shirt (YES): A flexible but general rule of thumb is to have the quarter-inch of your shirt cuff showing. If you're wearing a heavier cuff, like a French cuff, you may want to show a little more. 

I know that this was very helpful for me. I'm a big believer in knowing what fits the best for your body and rocking your own personal style, so I am all about finding formal wear that is not only comfortable, but classic. If you are going to invest in a suit, you better wear it.  A guy can never go wrong with a suit, so make sure to check out Bonobos line of summer suits for that upcoming summer wedding, party, or event. 

My personal favorites from the collection here, here and here

Don't you just want one already? 

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  1. Maybe it's time I invested in a really nice suit..

  2. Someone find me a boy to dress in summer suits! The seersucker suit sounds too good to be true!!!


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