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Looking Good & Feeling Cool

By Allison Onyett, Jul 23


Last weekend I attended a beautiful outdoor wedding. While I was sitting in my seat admiring the bride, I couldn’t help but notice some of the guys around me who were trying to keep from melting in their suits under the hot sun. We women can easily get away with a breezy sundress and open toe sling-back for a summer wedding, but the men in our lives certainly can’t!

Summer is one of the most popular seasons for weddings. It also happens to be the warmest time of year, and possibly the most uncomfortable time (especially with this year’s hot YYC summer) to be wearing a suit, but after a bit of research, I discovered there are a surprising number of options that can help with the heat.

Brooks Brothers has their own summer line specifically designed for warm weather - BrooksCool. This line of suits is made with 25 per cent lighter fabric, is breathable, crease resistant and ideal for travel making it also ideal for a destination wedding.

Another option, and possibly the most obvious, is linen. Linen is a light, cool fabric that can be worn many ways and was highly recommended by our retailers. As with all summer suits, look for light colours like this light pink suit from Brooks Brothers.

 

Alternatively,  you can look for very fine, tropical weight wool or a wool blend such as wool-linen, wool-silk or a mix of all three. “Very fine tropical weight wool, even in a darker colour, can breathe and perform better than most cotton” says Harry Rosen Public Relations Specialist, Kendra Thompson. “Also remember that a well-tailored sports jacket can be just as impactful as a suit” she adds.


 

Lastly, when it comes to picking out a shirt to go with whatever suit you’ve chosen, feel free to think outside the box; floral, bright colours and fun patterns. And don’t forget to accessorize! A pocket square, hat or a bold tie can make a real statement at a summer wedding. Try this tan fedora or Eton floral silk pocket square fromHarry Rosen.

 

 

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Looking Good & Feeling Cool

Last weekend I attended a beautiful outdoor wedding. While I was sitting in my seat admiring the bride, I couldn’t help but notice some of the guys around me who were trying to keep from melting in their suits under the hot sun. We women can easily get away with a breezy sundress and open toe sling-back for a summer wedding, but the men in our lives certainly can’t!

Summer is one of the most popular seasons for weddings. It also happens to be the warmest time of year, and possibly the most uncomfortable time (especially with this year’s hot YYC summer) to be wearing a suit, but after a bit of research, I discovered there are a surprising number of options that can help with the heat.

Brooks Brothers has their own summer line specifically designed for warm weather - BrooksCool. This line of suits is made with 25 per cent lighter fabric, is breathable, crease resistant and ideal for travel making it also ideal for a destination wedding.

Another option, and possibly the most obvious, is linen. Linen is a light, cool fabric that can be worn many ways and was highly recommended by our retailers. As with all summer suits, look for light colours like this light pink suit from Brooks Brothers.

 

Alternatively,  you can look for very fine, tropical weight wool or a wool blend such as wool-linen, wool-silk or a mix of all three. “Very fine tropical weight wool, even in a darker colour, can breathe and perform better than most cotton” says Harry Rosen Public Relations Specialist, Kendra Thompson. “Also remember that a well-tailored sports jacket can be just as impactful as a suit” she adds.


 

Lastly, when it comes to picking out a shirt to go with whatever suit you’ve chosen, feel free to think outside the box; floral, bright colours and fun patterns. And don’t forget to accessorize! A pocket square, hat or a bold tie can make a real statement at a summer wedding. Try this tan fedora or Eton floral silk pocket square fromHarry Rosen.