Cotton suits are a must-have this season. Why? Well, they’re essential for spring/summer daytime weddings, they work great for “special” date nights with wifey, and maybe the most important factor: They won’t cost you a G. Stores like UNIQLO, Banana Republic, and TOPMAN offer cotton suits that will give you mucho bang for your buck. So, to help you find the suit that suits you, we’ve compiled a guide on how to buy a cotton suit below…
Complex endorses a two-button suit. It has a modern look and fits most body types. As far as lapels go, you’re always safe with a notch lapel even though it’s business attire.
Unless you want to look like Colonel Sanders, stick with neutral tones like light-gray, khaki, or stone this season.
Be comfortable in a light material that’s 100% cotton. Hybrid fabrics such as linen-cotton offer more of a casual feel for the spring and are very breathable in the heat.
BANANA REPUBLIC COTTON-LINEN CHINO TWO-BUTTON SUIT BLAZER
Click here to Buy It Now at Banana Republic, $250
BANANA REPUBLIC COTTON-LINEN CHINO SUIT PANT
Click here to Buy It Now at Banana Republic, $130
Opt for a slim fit but don’t go too skinny or you’ll sweat through it.
• JACKET: Rule of thumb: When arms are straight, the bottom of the jacket hem should line up with your thumb knuckle. Also your sleeve should fall a quarter-inch from your wrist.
• SHOULDERS: Beware of the shoulder-pad rule: If the cut is too wide, it may look like your head is too small and if the shoulder cut is too narrow it will make your head look too big.
• TROUSERS: Depending on the style, trousers should be slightly tapered as it is stylish and slimming without being overly trendy.
It’s all in the details. A pocket square or a pair of no-frills sneakers keeps the look fresh and true to your style.
GENERIC MAN CHUCKMAN Click here to Buy It Now at Generic Man, $250
COMMON PROJECTS CANVAS SAFARI BOOT Click here to Buy It Now at Revolve Clothing, $341
STEVEN ALAN POCKET SQUARE Click here to Buy It Now at Revolve Clothing, $35