Suits for summer celebrations

summer wedding suits

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Get suited and booted for summer!

The UK summer might be short – three hot days and a thunderstorm to be precise – but that just makes it even more important to enjoy it while it lasts.

And suffering in a wool suit designed for winter simply won’t cut it.

An invitation to a wedding, a summer graduation, a weekend literary festival – all are occasions that demand a certain sartorial elegance. For perfect summer suit, blazer and jacket selections, here is our guide to suits that celebrate summer.

French wedding

french wedding

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When in France, dressing très chic is a must!

Remember Nicole – forever cadging the car keys from her overprotective, doting father? We’re not suggesting you buy a Renault just to drive to a wedding, but summer nuptials here on the other side of the channel call for a suit every bit as sharp as ‘Papa’s’.

We suggest an elegant linen suit. Two buttoned, double vented and with notch lapels – it’s a classic look that’s cool, stylish and comfortable. Practise your gallic shrug, to complete the look.

Literary festival

Edinburgh book festival

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Who said bookworms can’t be stylish?

From Edinburgh to Port Elliot the festival season is well underway. If you want to cut a dash at the fringe, it’s not too late to invest in a summer jacket that conveys informal sophistication. Worn with a crisp white collared shirt and flat fronted chinos, you’ll look good and still avoid the jeans, t-shirt, jacket look that’s become such a cliche.

Our suggestion, a selection from our range of summer jackets. The classic cut and comfortable cotton or linen construction make for a winning combination sure to give literary friends something to read up on!

Yacht club gathering

Yacht Club

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Yachties are comfortable in boat shoes and shorts. But when the sailing is done, it’s back to the club for drinks and nibbles. Whether a sailor or just in it for the social side, an evening at the yacht club demands at the very least, a nod to classic styling. And for regatta week, something a little more flamboyant is de rigeur.

It’s just as well we stock a wide range of summer jackets and blazers. Try our seersucker jackets – they shout effortless elegance. With a unique cooling cotton weave and a soft styling it’s a jacket fit for a commodore.

Glorious Goodwood

Glorious Goodwood

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Clearly a Panama hat is a must!

Arguably the most eagerly anticipated event of the flat racing season, Glorious Goodwood is a day at the races you’ll never forget. Mingle with the great and the good, sip champagne and tuck into punnets of sumptuous strawberries drowned in lashings of cream – and all on a stunning course overlooking the South Downs. It’s England’s green and pleasant land at it’s most picturesque summer best. Oh and don’t forget to take a flutter on some of the best horse racing you’ll ever see.

But what to wear…We suggest a summer blazer for a look that’s very stylish indeed, and it’s 100% cotton too so ideal for keeping you cool as you cheer on the gee gees. And for your head, it has to be a genuine Panama hat.


graduate students

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Academic fashion

Proud father of a graduating university student? Graduation day marks the culmination of a lot of hard work – and not just on the part of your son or daughter! Make the most of the special day by looking the part. We suggest a timeless look that’s formal enough to suit the occasion yet comfortable enough to see you through a hot summer’s day.

A classic navy blazer is the way to go. Twinned with shirt, tie and chinos, and topped with a Panama hat, you’ll embody such a ‘degree’ of style as to make your offspring unembarrassed to be seen with you!

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