As I’ve written in the past, there are multiple advantages to seasonal suiting. In addition to the added comfort, the extended life of your garments and the pleasure of unveiling a fresh wardrobe when the weather changes, season-specific fabrics are also more versatile and more appropriate to wear as seperates than typical “four-season” fabrics.
In my opinion there is no such thing as a “four season” fabric. It might be labeled “year-round weight”, but in reality these are typically 9-11 ounce worsteds that are only truly appropriate for less than half the year. In NYC that’s roughly April-June and September-November, basically the time between your air conditioning and heating bills.
Add a waistcoat to that seasonal suit, and you have an investment piece that can be styled for just about any ocasion. Here’s proof using a sample of the grey donegal three-piece from my upcoming collection (which is taking much longer than expected, my apologies again).
1. Three Piece – Retro Corporate
A two-piece suit gives you three options for wearing it: the pants separately, the jacket separately, and the suit together. Add a vest into the mix and three options turn to seven different combinations.
We did a similar feature last year using my brown tweed three-piece. See HERE.
Bonus Tip: Winterize your look. Heavyweight suit, thick oxford shirt, wool flannel tie.
Bonus Tip II: A club collar and collar pin were meant to be. They look very natural together.
Bonus Tip III: A deep cuff (like this 2″) looks right on a chunkier cloth, and the added weight helps the pant drape nicely.
- Grey donegal tweed 3-piece suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- White oxford club collar shirt by Ralph Lauren Polo
- Navy/Grey/Black Wool Striped Tie by JCrew
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Silver collar pin by WANT
- Brown leather wingtips by Scarpe di Bianco
- Brown alligator watch band by Montblanc