The highlight of what is an exclusive, limited-run collaborative capsule collection, its unique water-resistant and quick dry form arrives courtesy of a luxurious Italian cotton blended fabrication that is aesthetically defined by an intricate white weft design that mimics the visual nuances of real chambray.
And the result?
A completely swimmable suit with a truly authentic finish that is distinctively earmarked by a surprisingly serendipitous charm, a playful spirit, and a slimly tailored, fully deconstructed silhouette (i.e. unlined with soft shoulders) that is considerably airy and arguably peerless in its applicational versatility and general ease-of-wear.
A true modern gem that (when solely taken at face value) is refined albeit not pretentious, it must be said that at its core it is simply a refreshing interpretation of the warm-weather suit genre that is wholly capable of functioning as a proper seasonal suit alternative at the office (in lieu of the traditional three season wool navy suit) or casually as a lively replacement for the commonplace tan-hued linen summer suit in ones resort, tropical, or summer wardrobe.
Howbeit, is it a harbinger of evolutionary change to come in the formalwear domain — a dawning of a new prevalent form of suit (as it were) ?
Highly unlikely, but it does nevertheless disprove the widely held belief that tailoring is characteristically preordained to be naturally frail or to exist solely in the professional realm and far away from the open sea. Be that as it may, I do believe (at the least) that it warrants proper consideration as a fashionable alternative to your typical summer suit, albeit one in which you could swim in should the temptation arise.
That being said, here’s to a truly unique suit unlike any other whose fine form and discerning sartorial brushstrokes were fashioned with highly stylized adventure of both the surf and turf variety on mind.
Has this introduction piqued your interests?
If so, read on for a more in-depth look at this unique piece as well as to discover 6 different ways to best wear it (or perhaps your go-to seasonal navy-hued suit of choice) all spring and summer long…
REISS : Linen Pocket Square ~ KINGSMAN: Black Oxfords (or Topman) ~ HUGO BOSS: Black 41mm Jet Watch
LORO PIANI: Wool Felt Fedora
KEIHLS: SPF 30 Moisturizer ~ LAND'S END: Duffle Bag ~ LE CHATEAU: Straw Panama Hat ~
TOM FORD: Optical/Polarized Aviators
MESSAGERIE : Tassel Loafers ~ BURBERRY: Raffia Document Holder ~ TODD SNYDER x DRAKE'S: Pocket Square ~
GREAT GEORGE: Square Watch
Mind you, it must be noted that these are indeed not swimmable suits like O.B's so do not proceed to taking them for run on the high seas or for a dip should the desire strike…
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Alternative suit shopping links: Topman | Suitsupply | Richard James