Well Suited: A Lightweight Summer Kit From J.Crew

Still have to wear a suit to the office this summer? Don't sweat it.

Image courtesy of J.Crew.

In this edition of Well Suited, we're spotlighting a summer-weight coat and trousers from the staple brand J.Crew.

What's a man to do when the mercury rises to unbearable levels and he still has to suit up? Linen can look a little louche for a corner office, and tropical wool can look too businessy in the summer—even if it is light and absorbs moisture.

But J.Crew's menswear director Frank Muytjens, who recently gave us a tour of his New York studio, has taken cotton (specifically Italian chino) and spun it into a lightweight suit that will keep you cool without looking too casual. And when you're dealing with mergers, acquisitions, or even just the latest pile of work your boss is throwing at you in the season's hot, hot heat, isn't that the note you want to strike?

The jacket ($298) and trousers ($158) are available online and in J.Crew stores now and come in khaki, blue, and olive. You can learn more about Muytjens and the way he works here.

—Details associate online style editor Justin Fenner.

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