Plan Your Summer Suit With These Lightweight Cloths

Spring is here, which means that it’s time to start planning your next lightweight suit, particularly if you have a wedding approaching this summer.

When planning a summer suit, there are a couple of things to consider. The construction of the suit will affect how comfortable it is to wear in extremely warm weather. In cases like this, the key is to keep it light and breathable, so choosing a casual half-lined or unlined suit will keep you cooler.

Another big thing to consider for any summer suit is the cloth. With the right lightweight cloth choice, you could be wearing a suit in 30 degrees heat and still feel comfortable.

In today’s post on the journal, we are sharing our top picks from Holland & Sherry’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, including options for work, play and everything in between.

Our Favourite Lightweight Cloths for Summer Suits

Cape Horn

This bunch is made of lightweight, high-twist cloth woven from fine merino wool. The yarn used in the cloth has been “up” twisted, which makes it crease-resistant – unlike many lightweight cloths!

This feature makes it ideal for business travel as your suit will look just as smart when you step off the plane as you did upon departure.

100% merino

260 gm / 8 oz

Crystal Springs

This bunch features a wide range of superb checks in vibrant colours in luxuriously soft merino and wool/silk/linen blends. They would make excellent jackets to be worn with neutral trousers – a fantastic option for the groom who wants to make a statement!

Cloths of:

Super 130s merino wool
Wool/silk/linen blends

Weights of:

230 gm / 7.5 oz
270 gm / 9.5 oz

Mesh Blazers

Traditionally, blazers were made from fabrics such as wool serge, hopsack, worsted or flannel, however, Holland & Sherry have just released this fantastic mesh cloth.

Ideal for Summer, the mesh provides a more relaxed, unstructured look to a blazer, particularly if the jacket is unlined.

100% wool

Weights of:

280 gm / 9 oz
310 gm / 10 oz

Crispaire

Crispaire has been one of our most popular cloths for a few years now, and we are sure that this new bunch will be equally as popular. A traditional plain weave, the finished fabric has a firm, crisp handle.

The rounded quality of the yarn used in the weave makes it incredibly crease-resistant. Therefore, it is ideal when worn as a travel suit or even a wedding suit.

100% Wool

280/310 gm 9/10 oz

Dragonfly

Dragonfly is a collection of fabrics, woven in England and featuring a fabulous selection of checks and stripes. It is incredibly lightweight making it ideal for wear in hot weather.

The cloth uses AquArrêt technology, which is a stain resistant finish around the fibres of the cloth. This means that any liquid such as water, juice or even red wine will simply bead up and roll off the cloth, leaving it looking as good as new. Even ground-in stains can be removed by a dry cleaner. Clever!

100% Wool

200 gm 6.5oz

Request Your Free Swatches Here!

If you liked any of these cloths, we can send a free swatch (or more!) to an address of your choice.

Just hover over the cloth you like and note down the code that appears over the image. Then, contact us below telling us the cloth code and the address you would like us to send them to.

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