Moreover, a subtle check like this is, if anything, even more wearable than a plain cloth. Thanks to its muted colour and soft surface texture, you can dress it up or down with ease – it feels less corporate or polished than a plain suit might, but it’s far from unkempt. Try it with a point collar shirt and printed tie (this would work with any of Drake’s linen and cotton Bengal stripe shirts – the brown or orange versions in particular) or break it up and wear the jacket with chinos, or even jeans. When it really heats up, the trousers look the part paired with a warm-coloured casual linen shirt: this season’s rust spread collar, or red awning stripe, for example.
One final word on the way this suit feels: Solbiati doesn’t do dense, heavy linen. The mill’s cloths are chic, breezy and refreshing to wear. This piece is no exception. It will move with you as you go through the day, and crease just as you’d like it to. In fact, with its cool blue colour and the check’s subtle slubs, it’s as easy as can be.
So, if you thought a check might be a little too stiff for you this summer, this is well worth a try.