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Warm Weather Style with Paul Fredrick

We’re well into the dog days of Summer, and at this point, choosing your outfit requires more consideration than just looking good.

You’re probably already aware of some of our favorite types of warm weather fabrics, like linen and lightweight cotton, but there are also plenty of others to choose from, including some unique fabrications you may have never heard of!

Keep your cool and beat the Summer heat with the help of the following styles.

Any list of warm weather fabrics would not be complete without mentioning linen. Thanks to the starchy yet flexible quality of its individual fibers, linen fabrics do an excellent job of providing airflow and circulation in styles that are pure linen or mixed with other fabrics. For Summer, our linen spread includes short and long sleeve sport shirts, shorts and pants, and even suits and sport coats.

Linen blends are a great way to incorporate the visual interest and natural performance abilities of linen and combine them with classic business fabrics like wool, silk, or cotton. Depending upon the combination, the mix will add structure or softness to that traditionally casual fabrication, firmly establishing it a place in business casual-wear.

Equally popular, especially in the South, is of course seersucker. It’s a type of pure cotton fabric that is woven so as to create a texture that serves simultaneously as ornamentation and as an effective construction element designed for cooling. The seersucker suit is a very particular regional look, and it can veer a bit too bold for some. If that’s you, consider cotton pincord instead! It works very similarly to seersucker but is more subdued in appearance. Of course, we are quite fond of both styles, so it ultimately comes down to your own comfort level.

Are you a devotee of any of these warm weather all-time greats? Have we missed any? Comment below!

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