Stay Cool: The “Sleeveless” Summer Suit

Getting the most out of a three-piece-suit – summer edition

It was a warm weekend here on the East Coast and that got me thinking about one of our old Ask HSS videos that dealt with how to look dapper when it’s hot out. One of my suggestions, if you recall, was to consider adding a waistcoat.

Sleeves are the last thing you want when it’s 90+ degrees outside. We’ve called a waistcoat a sleeveless summer blazer before, but today we’re showing you how to wear that most underrated of three-piece suit combos, the waistcoat and trousers.

Or, as we’re calling it today – the sleeveless summer suit.

sleeveless summer suit

sleeveless summer suit

| WEARING | QG Custom waistcoat and pants, Reiss shirt, Goorin Bros. hat, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Rolex Datejust watch, Loafers c/o GH Bass | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Much like how you feel like something’s missing if you’re wearing a blazer without a pocket square – why on earth would you do that? – I often have that same feeling during the summer going out of the apartment without a blazer.

Yes, a nice shirt and trousers look good, especially if you’ve made it more interesting, but sometimes you want to be a little more dressed/buttoned up. This is where the waistcoat comes in.

sleeveless summer suit

A more dressed up summer look needs the requisite footwear. You can never go wrong with a pair of leather tassel loafers.

sleeveless summer suit

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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