Suits to suit your budget

Nothing enhances your sense of comfort like linen, and it’s even better if the suit can be classy without costing the earth.We take a look at three great linen suits under 20K.

Bibek Bhattacharya        Print Edition: June 29, 2008

Never have Indian men had it this good in terms of the range of fabrics to choose from. Summer is the time to re-invent your look, which means shedding your lightweight woollen suits for linen ones that breathe, and give you a cool, rakish look. And you need not break the bank to look good. The suits we have selected are finely crafted garments that fit perfectly, and don’t cost the earth. What more could you ask for?

The pinstriped suit

Linen suits look best when they come in pinstripes. It offsets the texture of the fabric and looks great with any shirt. You could go for a white linen shirt and contrast the pinstripes with a different pattern on the tie.

He’s wearing: Beige pinstriped linen suit from Louis Philippe.

Price: Rs 16,995

Power dressing

Looking cool can also mean looking powerful. There’s nothing unassuming about this suit with its slim silhouette and the flat-front trousers. Break the light palette of the suit and the shirt with a tie in a contrasting colour.

He’s wearing: Pinstriped linen suit from Wills Classic.

Price: Rs 8,995

Opposites attract

Who says that you have to go with a tie to look classy? The beige linen suit is complemented beautifully with the bluestriped shirt.

He’s wearing: Beige linen suit from Van Heusen.

Price: Rs 7,995

Photographs by Ritesh Sharma models: Sajit Ahmed, Rahul Kohli, Rajat Stylist: Raman Bhandari

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