10 Easy-Breezy Suits (All Under $1,000) to Nail Your Warm-Weather Outings
By Paolo Sandoval
Bonobos makes many a fine basic, and their warm-weather stretch suit is no different. The notch lapel jacket is cut slightly casual but certainly wouldn’t look out of place at that upcoming wedding. In fact, it might just steal the show.Now, we’re not suggesting that you need a party suit. But if you were to commander one, wouldn’t it be nice if it were also made of a lightweight, quad-toned seersucker?There’s nothing wrong with a classic black suit — that is until you’re boiling in one on a toasty summer day. Luckily, menswear GOAT Todd Snyder subverts the problem with an easy linen edition of their Sutton Suit. What exactly is “good” linen? That would be Theory’s made-in-Italy stretch linen — produced from a tri-blend of organic linen, eco-conscious viscose made from cotton waste by-products, and partially recycled elastane for stretch — and it’s truly delectable. There’s no other way to put it: Oliver Spencer’s handsome separates have humongous Bond on the Riviera energy. And really, what more could you ask for?Alex Mill’s Mercer pairing is less a formal suit and more a lifestyle. A white tee, some penny loafers, and you’re all but guaranteed a hell of a time.You can thank Percival for a ton of the recent celebrity-endorsed grails you’ve surely seen: crochet polos, special-edition footwear and a killer rain jacket. The U.K.-based label just won’t slow down — one peak at its dapper Seersucker Suit and you’ll be as hooked as we are. C’mon…you know you want an elasticated, unstructured, darb pink COS suit for the hot boy summer ahead.Unlike the seersucker and linen options on this list, Polo’s Chino Suit is woven from straight cotton, meaning that its cool factor has to come from elsewhere. Not to fear: between the unstructured shoulders and stretch fit, you should have no problem staying cool. The Regent Fit is Brooks Brother’s standard cut, making it an ideal option for folks who need a dressy summer suit and want to avoid a tight-fitting monstrosity. Add a bit of spice to your standard linen-cotton joint and you’ve got the Shinji suit from A Kind of Guise. A slightly more formal option, SuitSupply’s tropical wool Havana suit is still incredibly light and breathable thanks to its airy construction.Banana Republic’s resurgence has been something to watch, and if the rest of their forthcoming offerings are anything like the just-released Raiff Linen Suit, we’re in for a treat. Double-breasted is the move, says Scotch & Soda. We’re inclined to agree.Linen is the king of summer fabrics. Khaki, the king of suiting shades. Put those together and, as Club Monaco clearly understands, you’re guaranteed a winning combination.Seneca’s Forma and Vanta set are a suit by the loosest of terms, but they make for a killer travel ‘fit.We've put in the work researching, reviewing and rounding up all the shirts, jackets, shoes and accessories you'll need this season, whether it's for yourself or for gifting purposes. Sign up here for weekly style inspo direct to your inbox.
The Best Men’s Suits Under $1,000: