“Tropical Wool.” The whole idea boggles the mind of those new to the world of fine menswear. An oxymoron, surely?
Customers come to us with only one thing that they are certain of: They do not want wool suits. No one would recommend a wool suit for a wedding in July in the deep South, would they?
But often wool is just what is called for when the humidity and tempratures are extreme.
Tropical wool is fine and lightweight.
In fact, if you purchase a cotton shirt to wear with the suit, the cotton shirting will often be quite a bit heavier. Tropical wools are often about 7.5 ounces in weight. What is more, wool breathes. It is a natural fiber that wicks away moisture and keeps you feeling dry. When you pair a tropical wool with a rayon or cotton batiste lining, it makes for a suit that is equally as summer ready as a seersucker or linen suit.
What makes tropical wool unique in the world of summer suits is that it is utterly crisp, smooth to the hand, and often has the slight sheen that comes with a superfine fabric. A tropical wool suit is in every way formal. Make a tux from it, and it is simply a tux. Make a business suit from a tropical wool, and it is simply a fine suit that is ready for business.
Linen and cotton are always a bit relaxed and summery. But tropical wool is perfect for the summer suit that doesn’t feel like a summer suit. The retro design of the vest (with the straight hem) and jacket for the tan suit was loosely inspired by some Steve McQueen movie stills that the customer sent to us. We wanted to do something that felt fresh and modern but with some interesting 1960s detailing.
But we can make a tropical wool suit with any set of details you can imagine. Just contact A.J. (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to talk more about having a custom suit made. Using our muslin fitting process, we can get a great fit no matter where in the world you reside.