Casual summer tailoring

Given that us Brits spend much of the working year clothed in a merino wool business suit, when the warmer months swing round and those heavier cloths become too much, we often find ourselves at a loss, especially when it comes to smart-casual engagements. Summer suiting is splendid and needn't be something one approaches with trepidation. Yes, the cut is softer, the fabrics lighter, the whole aesthetic less rigid and more fun - what's not to like?!

SKY EVERING LINEN NEWPORT JACKET

SKY EVERING LINEN
NEWPORT JACKET

SKY EVERING LINEN WINDSOR TROUSER

SKY EVERING LINEN
WINDSOR TROUSER

Summer tailoring is a mindset more than a genre. One needs to feel free and comfortable in it. There is no conveying of power or authority like there is with a classic business suit. No, the summer suit hints at a relaxed frame of mind, at casual elegance, and a style that's as easy as it is refined.

At Favourbrook, we feel there is no better summer suit than that cut from soft, lightweight Irish linen. It boasts a beautiful texture, with a slightly slubby handle on close inspection, giving the cloth wonderful nuances of tone and texture. The age-old fear of linen is that it crumples and creases easily, quickly becoming dishevelled, but that really isn't the case any more. The quality of linen has vastly improved other the years, as has mills' ability to process it, in turn producing brilliant cloths with a wonderful structure to them. Yes, you're going to get a bit more creasing in it than you would with a cotton yarn, but really that's why you choose linen over the others - for that slightly less polished and more relaxed finish.

KHAKI KIRKLAND LINEN CASABLANCA JACKET

KHAKI KIRKLAND LINEN
CASABLANCA JACKET

KHAKI KIRKLAND LINEN WINDSOR TROUSER

KHAKI KIRKLAND LINEN
WINDSOR TROUSER

This season, we've created a number of different linen suiting options that are perfect for smart casual get-togethers or attending summer functions such as weddings. While each style is perfect when worn as a suit, linen blazers in muted pastel tones make excellent options for separates, making manifold your wardrobe configurations. 

With a rich blue tone that brilliantly offsets other pastel tones, our Indigo Woodcroft Linen Casablanca suit is an exquisite, modern, slim-fitting style made from 100% indigo linen, and features a peak lapel with two front patch pockets, four button smoked pearl working cuffs and a single smoked pearl button at the waist. Inside, the jacket is unlined for excellent breathability and has two bound inside breast pockets and in internal ticket pocket.

The very same suit block has also been cut in a stunning tobacco linen. It's one of our favourite colours of the season because it can be worn with a variety of shirt tones, not least denim or chambray which really seems to offer a smooth contrast. If you want to wear the blazer as a separate, then we would recommend a white pair of pleated trousers or flat-fronted chinos and tan loafers to complete a very sophisticated summer ensemble. Opt for a off-white polo to dress the loo down even further.

CORAL CULCROSS LINEN NEWPORT JACKET

CORAL CULCROSS LINEN
NEWPORT JACKET

CORAL CULCROSS LINEN WINDSOR TROUSER

CORAL CULCROSS LINEN
WINDSOR TROUSER

Our Sage Cromer Newport jacket and matching suit trousers are a touch more formal thanks to the jacket's slanted flap-pockets and would be high on our list when attending a high summer wedding. The jacket is made from 100% Irish linen and features a modern peak lapel with flower button hole and loop on the left lapel, four-button smoked pearl working cuffs and a single smoked pearl button at the waist. Inside the jacket is finished with Favourbrook's subtle ivory squares lining with two inside breast pockets and in internal ticket pocket. It takes very well to complementary tones such as light blues and greys. 

For more flamboyant dressers, the same style has also been rendered in a vibrant coral pink linen cloth together with a baby blue style. Made from Irish linen, both suits are fantastic ways to introduce pastel colours into your smart-casual summer wardrobe and make for excellent options when travelling to warm climates. Although a little harder to wear as separates, a pair of white pleated trousers will complement both colours of jacket very well. Think Tropezienne style and you see where we're coming from!

As ever, if you have any questions regarding our summer tailoring, please don't hesitate to get in touch or book a personal shopping appointment with our brilliant staff!!

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