Cotton has been grown for over 6000 years and is known to be one of the most used natural fibres in the world. First woven in Pakistan in 3000 BC, the versatile material is lightweight, durable, anti-static, breathable, and remains strong when wet.
In 800 AD, Arabic merchants brought cotton to Europe and by the 1500’s it was a popular textile across the globe.
Cotton suits are a Spring and Summer staple, so if you are looking to beat the heat, this is the way to go. Over time cotton resists synthetic dyes meaning it comes best in natural and light colours which are also, coincidentally, perfect for warm weather fashion. Since cotton suits are more on the casual side, they are perfect for summertime social and corporate events where the dress code leans towards a semi-formal sort. Occasions such as summer weddings, the races, corporate gatherings and the likes where lighter and weather appropriate suiting is required, cotton fits the bill every time.
Cotton was once used primarily as a workwear fabric because of its durability, comfortability and versatility. Nowadays the textile is used for a wide range of fashion garments for those same reasons and is a popular choice for more casual suiting. Rather than a suit always being a formal and rigid outfit, the relaxed nature of cotton fabrics gives way to a new facet of natural suiting options for those who prefer to be dressy without being over the top or uncomfortably warm.
A cotton material perfect to commission for a versatile, summer wedding suit is a breathable beige or light tan such as our 28191-120. To go for a more corporate fabric, a navy or deep blue like Solbiati’s S10037 is a lovely, soft, and durable choice. For something that can be worn anywhere and can even be worn as separates with the pants being able to get away as chinos, a neutral or golden tan similar to our 63903 is a great option.