As summer draws ever closer, the time is upon us to push twills and tweeds to the back of the wardrobe and make way for lighter cottons andlinens. While men may generally favour cross seasonal shirts and suits, the benefits of owning and rotating a spring/summer to autumn/winter wardrobe is endless.


Cotton: An all year round fabric which really comes to life on those summer days; its crisp and breathable construction makes it the most versatile choice be it for the office or weekend wear. With the exception of Oxford, do try and avoid anything with a medium weight and texture which will only add layer and heat.


Linen: An absolute staple for those tropical summer vacations, linen has come a long way from its reputation as relaxed attire. Generally regarded as the very best, Irish linen has a heavier and more robust quality which, though it can never be completely crease resistant, comes as close as possible. Whether it's a suit or shirt, Guy Field is currently carrying over 100 linens, from classic neutrals, bolds and a multitude of blues.


Air-Tex: This cutting edge fabric, first developed on the tennis courts, truly is an innovation in dressing. With its iconic lattice weave, air-tek is not only durable but crucially designed to allow skin to breathe. With a touch of stretch, this characteristic fabric is by far the best for those soaring summer temperatures.      


Mohair is a great replacement for even the lightest wool suits in the warmer weather and as an added bonus for the jet setters-travels really well. Linen can also be translated into a working wardrobe, when its mixed with a wool will give the added benefit to crease less.