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Forget Navy: The Spring/Summer Blue Suit

May 10th, 2016

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

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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