It's summer wedding season, and that means standing around drinking in the sun, which makes dressing for the occasion all the more difficult. A man's first instinct might be to go for something like seersucker—but unless you're headed to the South or possibly a racetrack, the fabric is not too versatile. You'll get a lot more mileage from the cotton suit. It's a little more rigid than linen, but also looks better when it's been wrinkled a bit. Lightweight suits are always meant to be treated a little less preciously than their three-season counterparts, and that accounts for why there are a lot available under $500. From versatile navy and khaki hues to more statement-making suits, try these options on for size:
$598 / $418
An Italian twill suit cut with higher armholes, narrow lapels and a shorter length.