In the summer there are plenty of opportunities to get a Blazer, but it is not always pleasant to have a blazer or a suit on in the heat of the summer. It depends, namely on the substance your blazer or jacket is made of, and how the fabric is woven. Some materials are cooler, breathe easier and are easier than others, and blazers of these materials will obviously function optimally in the heat. Let us look a little on what you should look for to find the best fabric for a summer Blazer.
Breathability – keeping it cool
One of the most important things in order to keep the body cool in the heat of the summer, is the naturally cooling effect of the wind. In order to benefit so greatly from this, your blazers substance should be an open weave. But how on Earth can you check this? It is actually quite simple; when you keep the material up to a light, you can see through the weave – also on the darker fabrics. Even if the material is of a slightly heavier nature it will still feel cooler than lightweight cotton. It is also wise to look at the lighter materials, since dark matter attracts the Sun’s rays and feels hotter.
The best fabric
The flax blazer summer
Flax is a classic summer material due to its lightness and its structure. However, there are few more disadvantages of flax. The minor problem is that it can be quite rough, which is not always appropriate depending on the type of summer blazer you want. The bigger problem lies in the fact that flax unfortunately wrinkles easily. There is not a long time before your new and delicious blazer looks like a joke. Linen Blazers fits best for leisure use and less formal occasions. However, you can find Blazers by a blend of either flax and cotton or linen and silk, so you still have the good properties of flax fabric as well as your blazer will not crease easily.
Cotton Blazer – Classic
Cotton is a classic summer blazer fabric that wrinkles easily. But as with so much else, there is a myriad of cotton types, and not all are equally suitable for a summer Blazer. The most important thing you need to be aware of is cotton weaves. The easier you can see through the material, the greater the breathability will be and cooler would it be to have on.
Fresco wool Blazer – the best fabric?
If you can find a blazer in fresco wool that you think is neat, you are well on your way to finding the perfect summer blazer. In order to keep it as simple as possible, the Fresco is breathable and cools you down. At the same time you can find a slightly heavier fresco wool, it won’t just be cooler than most other Blazers, the fabric will also drape well, unlike many other summer materials. However, it is worth noting that due to its cool features, a fresco wool blazer is not ideal all year round, it’s only for the hotter days.
Wool Blazer – not a bad choice
Plain wool is perhaps not the most obvious choice, and many connect wool with warm winter clothes. But wool can actually keep people warm and cold. Again, it is important to notice how tightly the fabric is woven. The easier you can see through the wool, the better the breathability will be. At the same time, the wool has a nice look and feel to it, which makes wool Blazer a fine choice in business-casual contexts.
Seersucker is not widely used in Europe, but is quite popular in the United States when it says summer blazer on the menu. Seersucker has one lovely property — like most other substances in this article – the breathability is top notch. At the same time, the material (without going into technical details) is designed so that it more or less doesn’t wrinkle! It sounds like the ultimate summer blazer, however, it is worth noting that seersucker is often only available in a limited number of colors (often blue/white). The Seersucker Blazer is therefore not suitable for work or the more formal occasions.
Polyester, Nylon and Rayon Blazers
Polyester and other synthetic materials are cheaper than the other summer materials. The downside of these materials is that they are not particularly breathable, in a humid or hot climate. The advantage (besides the price) is that these materials stretch easily, and is therefore good in terms of fit and comfort.