Summer Tailoring: The Plaid Cotton Suit

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Summer is the perfect time to start incorporating more colors and patterns into your wardrobe. Therefore, since we still have a few weeks left of Summer, what better way to have some fun with your wardrobe than to wear a plaid cotton suit.

Here are some tips on how to pull it off!

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Avoid wearing a tie. A plaid cotton suit is definitely not appropriate for business, unless you’re in the fashion industry. Therefore, make sure that you wear this one casually and pair with a button down shirt or even a t-shirt to complete the look.

Wear a solid shirt. One thing you never want to do when wearing a plaid cotton suit or any bolder pieces in general is to do too much. That means you should always avoid wearing too many patterns, colors, or accessories. Keep things simple by wearing a solid colored shirt so that the focus can remain on the suit.

As the saying goes, less is more!

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Pair it with some sneakers. A suit like this does not require any formal footwear like wingtips or double monks. It’s more of a casual and laid back option for the Spring and Summer. Therefore, you should consider wearing some minimal sneakers like a pair of white Converses or a pair of Common Projects to really anchor your look!

white converse sneakers-plaid cotton suitSuit by Uniqlo, Shirt by J. Crew, Sneakers by Converse

As always, thank you for reading!

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor

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