A cotton suit makes for a delightful autumn uniform.
We’re not shy about our love of cotton suits. In fact – if you’ll pardon the unwieldy metaphor – you could say we wear our love of cotton suits on our cotton sleeves. Our Creative Director, Michael Hill, is a well-known advocate,and our friend David Coggins has extolled their many virtues in his Case for the Cotton Suit.
Nevertheless, it can still be a perplexing proposition for some. Neither smart enough for formal occasions, nor casual enough for those more relaxed affairs, a cotton suit can sometimes seem like it’s not one thing or the other. But therein lies its beauty. A cotton suit should not be the first suit you buy, and perhaps not even the second or third, but for the man who has the essentials covered – navy wool, grey flannel etc – a cotton suit is an indulgence and a sartorial joy, a garment that is entirely unburdened by ties to a particular occasion.