We’ve all had those days where you wake up in the morning and the sun is shining and that’s all you notice because it’s so hot. Fry an egg on the sidewalk hot. But you still have to go to work and going to work means you still have to dress appropriately. Your office’s policy may be business casual, but the weather isn’t always so cut and dry. That doesn’t mean your wardrobe should suffer. If you’re sweating just thinking about ways to look professional without melting under the intense heat of summer, then look no further. Here are 4 summer ready blazer materials that make beating the heat an easy feat.
Linen is a top choice for summer fabrics, regardless of the use case. Not only is it lightweight, it is also loosely woven. This allows the fabric to “vent” excess body heat while simultaneously promoting fantastic airflow. Linen isn’t exactly a moisture wicking material, but it is very good at absorbing liquid and drying quickly. Simply put, if you want to add a bit of “resort style” flair to your workday attire without feeling bogged down by the concept of layering, then linen is your friend.
Oh, cotton. Is there anything it can’t do? According to the fashion industry since... well, forever, the answer is no. And for good reason. Cotton is widely available, relatively cheap, and can be very easy to work with. As far as a summer staple, it’s hard to find a more versatile material. Cotton is soft, lightweight, highly absorbent and a breeze to combine with other fibers. Try out a cotton/polyester blend for a blazer build has a little give and holds its shape fairly well.
Silk isn’t a fabric one usually conjures when running down the list of acceptable sports jacket or blazer materials. Let’s change that. With the right weight and weave – open weaves, of course – silk can be a fantastic summer coat option. Especially if blended. Take a silk/linen blend for instance. Combining the two not only wears well when it’s warm, the added texture does wonders to liven up just about anything a blended blazer of that caliber is paired with.
Yes, wool. The same stuff we recommend for the winter. The main difference here comes down to type. Winter wools, like Shetland, is far more dense than summer wools like Merino. Merino wool takes a cool and airy approach to blistering hot days. The fiber is a natural water repellant that pulls sweat away from the body to be evaporated quicker. This in turn causes you to sweat less. Less sweat means more airflow and, yeah, you get the point. Lightweight merino wool. Don’t let the name scare you off, it’s well worth it to have a blazer made of this material for swampy, humid days.
At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality shirts and blazers. Create one that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from, and tailored in, Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.