One trend that never fails to weave its way in hotter cities like Mumbai is the classic cotton suit. There’s something so expensive-looking about a crisp suit and this simple look can be achieved at rather reasonable prices. Clean cuts and versatile appeal, one of the best things about it is how easy it looks for a weekend date or even a suit up for the office. This year, internationally, men have venturing beyond the tuxedo territory and embracing the light-colored, breezy cotton suits. Colored cotton suits also stomped down the runways at fashion shows for brands like Armani, Gucci and Todd Snyder. And why not? The cotton suit can be worn in many different ways making it a great staple piece for men. Pair it with white sneakers or a loafer and you’re quite ready to go.
Closer to home, meet some of the best cotton suits you’d like to own at economical rates –
Blue is an easy and masculine color to pull off and it goes with almost everything. According to fashion experts, blue is also one of the universal power colours. So when in doubt go for a navy blue cotton suit, it’s perfect for a formal or a corporate setting. And what more? Navy practically goes with every combination in the closet. This Raymond cotton suit is fairly priced at Rs 4499.
A classic white cotton suit is the one thing that looks effortlessly stylish on pretty much every guy. Wear it to work with a crisp black or white button down and a colorful pocket square. Dress it down on the weekend by removing your jacket and wearing a plaid shirt with the sleeves rolled up. This one is available on Snapdeal.com at Rs 6000.
This khaki coloured suit from Van Heusen is different enough to make a statement but can be quite a tricky colour. If you’re new to the color, ease in by breaking the suit into separates, wearing the blazer with a pair of dressy jeans or the trousers with a soft spring sweater on top. This one is priced at Rs 6614.
You don’t often come across a checkered cotton suit, so when you do, grab it. If your day-to-day or special events have a more formal bent, this is one way to stand out while staying cool. The above Giovani cotton suit is available on amazon at Rs 2100.
The Design Factory (Jabong)
This is by far the most playful option on this list. The Design Factory’s sky blue number is sure to attract eyeballs, so be sure that’s what you want before you throw it on. If you do, keep everything else simple and pair it with a crisp white shirt and calf-skin loafers, without socks. This one’s available on Jabong at Rs 3599.
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