Joshua Kissi: Not everyone is a suit aficionado. We have to admit it, though, that it universally speaks to every gentleman whether it’s for business or casual purposes. For some of you, this post may revive memories of that terrible prom suit your parents forced you to wear (something I can personally relate to).
For years, neither Travis nor myself felt rushed to explore suiting. Even after high school, we still saw suits only as a uniform for special occasions. My interest in suiting only came with age and a growing comfort in wearing them. My dad wearing them every day no doubt influenced my eventual fondness for the suits.
We decided to break our suit post into a more in-depth series called “Suit Etiquette.” It would be impossible to cover the suit in one post given the garment’s numerous facets. I’m looking forward to exploring different elements of suiting, with vintage and bespoke suits being a few that immediately come to mind.
Although I’m not totally fond of 3-button jackets, this one differed in that you have the option of rolling back the top button if desired. The sleeves also boast functional buttons, affording you the ability to roll your sleeves up when it becomes too warm. It’s not the most conventional look, but it will save you on those sweltering summer days.
The summer season is definitely not the time to add extra bulk. Lightweight fabrics and light colors reign king for majority of the season. One of the more popular fabrics available is seersucker. As you can see, seersucker is Travis’ preferred suit fabric in this post. LL Bean Signature gave a spin to the classic fabric by producing it in a luscious olive colorway. I think one of the more important aspects is that both suits in this post are reasonably priced under at less than $500, making it affordable to most people.
Photography by Cleon Grey of The Aveder Outfit