Men's Summer Fashion 101: Colors, Fabrics, and Cuts

Are you looking for custom apparel in New York City to help you stand out this summer? A tailor can help you craft custom suits and shirts that will get your wardrobe ready for the summer season. Read on to learn about some of the hottest fashion trends in menswear that you can pull off right now.

Colors

Don't be afraid to lighten up this summer when it comes to your suits and blazers—after all, who likes wearing dark, heavy colors in the summer sun? Take a cue from the great outdoors and go for more natural hues like wheat, beige, olive, or a light stone gray. Do you feel like being a little more adventurous?

A light blue works well with textured fabrics such as linen and will help you feel fresh in the summer heat. If you're attending a formal event where darker colors are more appropriate, try a navy blue sport jacket or custom suit for your summer take on formal wear.

Fabrics

Natural fabrics like linen, cotton, or lightweight wool mixes will stay breathable in the summer months so that you can rock that custom suit or sport coat all day. These fabrics also look great with the earthy colors listed above, so take advantage of the trend this summer and go all-natural with a beige linen suit or stone gray cotton sport coat. Fortunately, these versatile fabrics are great dressed up or down, meaning you can feel comfortable in all situations this summer. Throw in a pair of sneakers for a casual look, or dress things up with a tie.

Cuts

Slim is in. Have your tailor get rid of any bulkiness or bagginess to update your favorite wardrobe items for the summer. Of course, that doesn't mean you can't have a little "give" for extra summer comfort. Just be sure your look has clean lines; for example, try a pant that tapers at the ankles a little. Finally, go for a high fastening and slim lapels on your suits and sport jackets for a super-modern cut that you'll want to show off.