Whether it's fawning over the wardrobes of politicians or powerhouse celebrities, it's clear that the world's obsession with suits is still going strong. But when the warmer months hit, a jacket and trouser combo can be, well, a little heavy. So how do you show your love of tailoring in scorching summer temperatures? The answer is to crop the trousers and design them (plus a matching blazer) in a lightweight fabric. In other words, short suits are the ideal look for summer 2019.
"Tailoring is one of the key trends of the season and, as the weather is warming up, the newest way to wear the trend is the short suit,” Browns' buying director Ida Petersson recently told the Guardian. "A bit more daring and way more fun than a skirt or trouser suit, this is the perfect option for the unpredictable spring weather in the UK as it both reveals and covers simultaneously.”
She's 100 percent right. You see, short suits don't come in just one style. No, there's a smorgasbord of options to choose from. Opt for a longer Bermuda length for days in the office or formal occasions like weddings. And go super short for festivals or lazy hours in the park.
Here's a few co-ords in various colours and prints to get you started.