Tailor Made: The Fenwick Guide to Summer Suits

The spring and summer seasons bring with them a whole host of exciting events, all of which come with their own dress code. From weddings and parties to races and regattas, our guide to this season's classic suits, tailored shirts and stylish accessories is here to help you perfect your summer style for every occasion.

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Suits

An impeccably-tailored suit is an essential part of any well-dressed man's wardrobe. For the lighter and warmer months, we're opting for the single-breasted style, which is cooler and freer to wear. Ted Baker's Debonair suit in dark blue is a classic that works for any event or season, and its lining is patterned with a whimsical sweetie jar print that is sure to catch attention. Or why not go for for these lighter Paul Smith options in neural shades that are perfect for the brighter days, or this Hugo Boss number which comes in performance stretch virgin wool, guaranteeing extra comfort in every situation? 

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Shirts

While you can never go wrong with a sharp white shirt, the warmer months let you be more adventurous with your choice of colour and pattern. This Barbour Leonard shirt with a gingham print strikes the perfect smart/casual balance for the more relaxed events on your calendar, while the Hugo Boss  Lukas shirt comes in seasonal mint or coral linen, renowned for keeping you cool on warmer days. This Selected Homme's shirt comes with a subtle floral print that will up your style credentials at any formal occasion.

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Ties

Ties are where men in suits can really express their sense of style;  a well-chosen tie can upgrade even the most understated suit. Ted Baker has an incredible array of colours, prints and patterns available this season and we particularly love the silk Kelin Chatsworth Bloom tie with its flower print - perfect for spring weddings and summer parties. Or you can opt for something elegant and timeless, like this Paul Smith Floral Jacquard tie in soft pink or this Richard James Berries tie in sky blue.

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Finishing Touches

 It's the small details that show your individuality no matter what the dress code. Cuff links like these ones from Montblanc are a true style staple in silver and black, while these Paul Smith Striped Socks cuff links bring a bit of flair and humour to even the most formal event. No suit is complete without a pocket square, and these Paul Smith and Ted Baker designs work for every type of event. They're different approaches to a floral print, but both are the perfect finishing touch to your ensemble this spring and summer.

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By Darcy Rive