Summer is a decidedly social season, which means the party circuit is about to start heating up. For men (young or otherwise), these outings are ideal opportunities to have a little fun with their sartorial selections. We reached out to Wright Scott of Jackson, Mississippi’s acclaimed men’s store Great Scott for advice on how to put together a stylish summer look; here are his recommendations:
- Find the lightest coat or suit possible. Look for an unconstructed garment with a modern fit and no shoulder pads or canvassing in a lightweight material like cotton, linen, or tropical-weight wool.
- Pair your well-tailored coat with jeans or modern-fit pants in a complementary color. Don’t be afraid to go to a dinner party in a navy coat and nice denim, or a tan-and-white seersucker coat with well fitting chinos. This will keep you from looking frumpy and make the look more interesting (women can match, but men should blend).
- When selecting a shirt, again, keep the material light. You can’t go wrong with white linen or lightweight cotton.
- Aim to look well put together, but not like you tried too hard. Loosen your tie a little bit. Wear a navy blazer, white dress shirt, jeans, and a great accessory like a unique belt or a cool pocket square that’s folded just a bit imperfectly.
Expert tip from Great Scott in Jackson, MS.