A Green Suit For Every Season
January 31st, 2014
You got a blue suit, a grey suit, maybe even a khaki and a pinstripe.
The next suit to add to your rotation is GREEN.
It’s more versatile than you might think and it can work for any season.
Here’s an idea for each.
1. Spring Silk
This DB is a darker, richer green. It’s sort of a cross between forest and emerald. Unlike the first cotton suit which has brown undertones, this one reads closer to blue.
It’s also a silk/wool blend which gives the fabric a beautiful sheen in the sun, not to mention a very lightweight feel. Perfect for Spring.
A pale hairline stripe makes for a classy shirt, especially with a cutaway collar.
The stripes are only for those who care enough about details to notice.
The pants have a full break on them, which I kind of like on this rich, flashy fabric.
What did I tell you about keeping the shoes sharp? I paid a pretty penny for these, but I feel like I can takeover the world every time I wear them.
- Forest green silk/wool suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Cutaway collar shirt by Proper Cloth
- Wool glenplaid tie by Marshall Anthony
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic
- Crocodile captoe lace-ups by Scarpe di Bianco
- Khaki trench by Brooks Brothers Black Fleece
2. Summer Cotton
I’ve had this olive cotton suit for years. It was part of the MAB x Dan Trepanier collection I did back in 2011. Surprisingly, this was the first style in the collection to sell out. To those who bought them – are you still enjoying them?!
I was loving my khaki cotton suit, but wanted something a little more unique and old-school feeling. So we went with this dusty, earthy shade of olive. It’s a very subtle and easy way to pull-off a green suit. It almost reads dark khaki/light brown.
Chino suit, straw hat, and madras tie in January?!
Gotta love LA, where we leave the summer threads out all year.
We keep the shoes sharp though, so you know we’re from the #EastCoast.
- Brown Straw Hat by Stetson
- Olive Cotton Suit by MAB x Dan Trepanier
- Blue stripe shirt by Tailor4Less
- Madras tie by Dolbeau
- 1″ tie bar from TheTieBar
- Brown suede Ring belt by Brooks Brothers
- Leather/suede double monkstrap shoes by Scarpe di Bianco
3. Fall Cashmere
The Fall season calls for something a little fuzzier and heavier, like this sage green wool/cashmere herringbone.
This thing is soft like butter and breathes really well, so I can stay warm without overheating.
I love to dress-down suits. It’s an easy look that shows confidence and class.
It’s as easy as a denim shirt, textured cardigan, and suede chukka boots.
4. Winter Tweed
This is a warm and rugged fabric with incredible texture and depth. It has flecks of orange, brown and tan, making it a perfect match for a camel coat and oatmeal scarf (the chunkier the better).
When you’re investing in a seasonal suit like this, keep in mind you’re getting a fantastic sport coat (which can also be used as outerwear for much of the season) and a great pair of trousers to pair with anything from chunky sweaters to badass bomber jackets. Deep dark green is a more versatile color than you might think.
After moving to southern California I don’t miss the cold, but I do miss the clothes…
..and the boots. Although those are still getting plenty of wear.
- Brown felt hat by Borsalino
- Camel topcoat by Ralph Lauren Polo
- Oatmeal hand-knit scarf by Yokoo Scarves
- Forest green donegal tweed suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston A 579/27)
- Brown woven leather gloves by Hilts and Willard
- Oxblood captoe dress boots by Scarpe di Bianco
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Articles of Style
Photography by Alex Crawford.