There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a stuffy, black, heavy suit when you’re off to a spring wedding, birthday party or evening event. Choosing the right suit that’s light enough for you to feel suitably summery, while still smart enough so you look good, can be a tough job! Over on Littlewoods, we’ve got a fantastic selection of men’s suits and tailoring, and men’s shirts, which will give any man’s wardrobe a much needed lift for this warmer, sunnier weather.
Pairing some formal jeans with a tailored suit jacket is an acceptable alternative to a full suit these days, so make sure you have a look at our range of men’s jeans if your current pair aren’t quite up to scratch! For your blazer or tailored suit jacket, choose a lighter colour and fabric than you normally would for a suit, in order to counter the heat of summer and keep you looking cool.
Traditionalists can keep a classic look with a grey or navy colour, like the Goodsouls Mens Suit Jacket with contrast trims in a dark grey colour, or the Goodsouls Mens Suit Jacket in navy with extended peaked lapels – the latter has a distinct retro touch that’s great for those Mad Men fans. If you’re more into the sixties look, then the Goodsouls Shawl Neck Mens Jacket with contrast trim on the lapel and pockets is perfect. This slim cut jacket will suit a variety of body shapes but very tall men should avoid it, as the unbroken lapel line will make you look even taller. For a very summery look and if you want to invest in a classic piece of tailoring, then go for the Goodsouls Mens Linen Suit Jacket in a stone-coloured linen and cotton mix.
Having a great suit jacket means having a great shirt to go with it, and our range of men’s shirts has something to suit every style, shape, and occasion. We’ve picked out our favourites that are ideal for spring summer 2012: first is the Goodsouls Mens Shirt and Tie Set. Perfect for the office when worn with the matching tie, this blue pinstriped shirt also looks fantastic under a light navy suit jacket for less formal occasions. The iconic checked shirt is still popular this season, and the Henri Lloyd Avalon Mens Long Sleeve Shirt in 100% cotton is a breathable, bright update on traditional flannel styles. For a lightweight, casual look, the Selected Mens Slim Fitted Long Sleeve Shirt is a must have. This light blue, pure cotton shirt looks cool with chinos or formal jeans, and works equally as well under a suit jacket for summer weddings.
To finish your spring-fresh outfit, why not choose from our range of men’s formal shoes? We love the KG Randwick Mens Brogue Shoes and the Dune Archer Mens Canvas and Leather Shoes, both in tan, to complete a sophisticated summer look.