When it comes to summer dressing, the linen suit is a sure-fire staple. Its lightweight flax fibre construction lends it a breathable quality and super soft texture, making it the perfect go-to for ultimate warm weather style. Now, with days lengthening, the mercury inching ever higher and the exciting prospect of summer social events, we're on the lookout for the perfect linen suit. And who better to enlist the services of than Drake's? The renowned London-based menswear brand has been championing relaxed elegance since its inception in 1977, so it knows a thing or two about tailoring – and its latest range of summer-ready linen suits is proof.
Crafted from a beautifully soft linen that's woven and dyed in Tuscany, the Drake's linen suits are available in four elegant, easy-to-wear hues – brown, sand, olive and navy. With a soft silhouette and simple cut, the look is understated and unfussy, placing emphasis on the quality of construction over any extraneous aesthetic detailing.
We spoke to the Drake's team about their new linen suits, and this is what they had to say:
"We conceived these as our 'ultimate linen suits.' The linen suit is hard to beat in summer – whether you're off to a wedding, or just a stroll around the park – so we thought about what we really wanted from one. We worked with a mill in Italy to produce the linen, which is beautifully soft. We also developed the colours to our own specifications, and in our minds they're the perfect summer suit colours.
"Otherwise, it's business as usual. The suits are expertly tailored in Italy, with minimal structuring and a soft silhouette."
The jacket and trousers are available to purchase separately but we can only recommend wearing them together for full sartorial impact. Dress your suit up or down as you please – with an Oxford shirt, silk tie and suede loafers; or even a plain tee and low-top canvas sneakers. Embrace the inevitable creasing for a lived-in look that's unique to you. The beauty of the linen suit is its inherent character: wear it with confidence and let your individual sense of style reveal itself.
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