Forget Navy: The Spring/Summer Blue Suit

Trade the dark navy suit for a lighter and brighter royal blue alternative

We talk a fair bit about seasonal suiting in terms of fabrics. Heavy wools, flannels and tweeds for the fall and winter and lightweight wool, cotton and linen for the spring and summer.

Why do we talk about that? Because fabric weight is an important consideration when building a smart suit wardrobe. But so is color.

There’s certainly no reason you can’t wear a powerful navy suit in the spring and summer, but part of the fun of menswear is to wear clothes that capture the feeling, spirit and essence of a particular season.

A royal blue suit fits the spring/summer bill perfectly.

royal blue suit trend

royal blue suit trend

| WEARING | QG Custom suit, Al Bazar shirt, Drake’s tie, Rolex Datejust watch, Belt and shoes c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Longtime HSS readers should recall this particular suit. It was my first made to measure suit and is still one of my favorites.

I plan to update the length of the trousers soon to have just a bit more break. I wanted an aggressive, no-break style when I first got it, but my tastes have evolved slightly since then.

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Remember that when it comes to neckties, color is not the only way create contrast. Don’t forget patterns.

Keeping is monochromatic is a subtle way to make a bold statement. A red tie is not necessary for a power suit sort of look.

royal blue suit trend

Since we’re talking about keeping the blues lighter for the spring and summer, let’s also talk about the shoes and belt. Light brown or walnut is a classic choice.

royal blue suit trend

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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  • Michael Cesario Alvarado

    Perfect topic for the upcoming summer!! I like to go for an even lighter shade of blue, but this suit will do it Everytime. Very Chic!! Keep it Stylin!! Lookin foward to the pant break updates

  • Bob W

    I notice that you have the last button on your jacket sleeves unbuttoned. Is that a conscious style decision, like leaving the last button on a waistcoat undone?