Thom Sweeney was founded in 2006 by Thom Whiddett and Luke Sweeney, who both previously worked at Timothy Everest. For spring/summer 2017 the brand presents holiday-friendly suiting for the warm months, including the pictured suit. Thanks to the use of Solaro, a fabric made of two colours of yarn woven to reflect light, the suit helps keep the wearer cool. Wearing a suit in summer need never be a daunting prospect again.
Thom Sweeney, 33A Bruton Place, London W1J 6NP, +44 (0)20 3475 2044
Introduced in autumn/winter 2015, A Suit to Travel In has become a Paul Smith staple. This season the suits appear in different jewel colours from turquoise through to damson, in addition to more classic shades. These suits are made from a high-twist 100% worsted wool cloth whose bounce-back nature makes the fabric crease-resistant. Whether you opt for a vibrant green or a grey houndstooth, this is bound to become the go-to suit if you are a regular traveller.
Paul Smith, 40-44 Floral Street, London WC2E 9TB, +44 (0)20 7379 7133
Hackett Mayfair, Hackett’s most exclusive collection, uses materials of the finest quality and includes styles such as the slim-fit Solid travel suit. Made of wool stretch cloth woven at the prestigious Loro Piana mill in Italy, this travel suit has a dapper cut and comes in an elegant shade of navy. Established in 1979, Hackett has come to stand for expert British tailoring.
Hackett, 193-197 Regent Street, London W1B 4LY, +44 (0)20 7494 4917
Turnbull & Asser
For spring/summer 2017 Turnbull & Asser presents tailored pieces made of the finest Australian merino wool, made extra travel friendly by buggy lining – partial lining, also known as butterfly lining, that makes the suit lighter. Avoiding the usual full lining and using a natural fibre means this season’s Turnbull & Asser tailoring stands out for its breathable qualities. Pair the pictured double-breasted jacket with one of the brand’s shirts made of crease-resistant Journey cloth for a sophisticated travel outfit.
Turnbull & Asser, 71-72 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6PF, +44 (0)20 7808 3000
The crease-free Hyde travel suit by Richard James is a practical and stylish option for men who travel for business regularly. The suit is made of high-twist wool lined in satin and is available in airforce blue, navy or charcoal. Cut from Richard James’s trademark Hyde block, it can easily be altered to suit all body shapes. Founded in 1992, Richard James belongs to the new generation of tailors on Savile Row and can be counted on for first-class tailoring.
Richard James, 29 Savile Row, London W1S 2EY, +44 (0)20 7434 0605