this thing's incredible

The Best Suit for Summer Weddings

The perfect summer suit should accomplish a few important things. It should be made of cotton rather than wool so that when you sweat, it doesn’t reek. It should be a two button because three buttons are square and one button is too … Lagerfeld. It should be khaki or navy (maybe a light grey but never black).

Two years ago, in search of a suit for four summer weddings, I hit a few retail standbys and found my quarry surprisingly elusive. The fabric on the A.P.C.suit was too drapey. The shade on the Club Monaco was more midnight than navy. And I was too old for something from Topman, wasn’t I? I was about ready to give in to J.Crew’s Ludlow, whose ubiquity among a certain subpopulation of urban males will shatter any notions a person might have about individual self-expression. That is, until I chanced upon the suit rack while shopping for bathing suits at Barneys.