How to choose a summer jacket

Yellow seersucker jacket from Samuel Windsor

The best warm weather jackets and blazers
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The best dressed men are those who stand out by perfectly fitting in. They’re the guys who, no matter the occasion, are always dressed appropriately in clothes we call ‘contemporary classic’. Even when the weather is hot and sticky.

If you’re looking to achieve the same effortless sartorial elegance, here’s everything you need to know about choosing the right jacket or blazer this summer.
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How to wear moleskin

Long-sleeve moleskin shirt in wine from Samuel Windsor

Soft and lightweight – what’s not to love about this stylish fabric?
Image: Long-sleeve moleskin shirt in wine from Samuel Windsor

Moleskin is a soft-textured fabric that feels like the smooth fur of a garden mole – if you were to stroke one – but with a lot less of the startled burrowing involved. A cotton fabric that’s smart and yet casual, warm and yet lightweight, moleskin is a curious cloth that offers plenty of dapper menswear options for shirts, jackets and pants.
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The ultimate guide to seersucker

Model 2 wearing a short sleeve seersucker shirt in green-blue check from Samuel Windsor

Seersucker checks and stripes keep you cool when the temperature soars
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Seersucker is a dimpled cotton fabric famous for its ability to keep the wearer cool in hot weather. Originating from the Middle East, it’s made using ‘slack tension’ weaving during which alternate threads are placed under tension. When removed from the loom, these threads shrink back, giving the cloth its distinctive wrinkled texture.

In the days before air conditioning, the British Raj loved seersucker. Gentlemen from America’s deep south did too; it kept railroad workers cool as they stoked the boilers of their steam trains, and during the post-war period, preppy students adopted the look.

Seersucker is a classic spring/summer fabric and there’s never been a better time to wear it than right now.

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7 Stylish Writers

Typewriter on a wooden surface

There’s more to learn from these stylish gents than just how to write well.
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You can tell a lot about a man by the clothes he wears. These literary gentlemen may be better known for their wordsmithery, but their iconic choice of clothes inspires an effortless sartorial style that we can’t help but admire here at Samuel Windsor.Continue reading

Why join a country club and what to wear

Family-friendly country clubs offer something for all ages

Family-friendly country clubs offer something for all ages
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Confused about what you should wear to comply with a country club dress code? You’re not alone – today’s country club scene encompasses everything from the ultra-exclusive preserve of business leaders and politicians, to city venues where urbanites mingle, network and work out. 

If you’re an aspiring country club man who wants to enjoy the social life, great family atmosphere and sports facilities of your local country club, here’s what you need to wear to fit right in…

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WIN a pair of tweed shoes and boss it like a Brit

Prestige Bartlett Brogues in tweed from Samuel Windsor

Win this pair of Prestige Bartlett Brogues in tweed

The competition to win a pair of supremely stylish tweed brogue shoes worth $95 has now closed. Congratulations goes to Benjamin Wolfe of Texas – we hope you love your new tweed shoes from Samuel Windsor!

Don’t miss out – for a chance to win future prizes, simply follow us on twitter @SamuelWindsorUS

And in the meantime, for tips on how to boss British style, read our quick guide…

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How to wear a linen suit

Linen suit from Samuel Windsor

A linen suit is essential for any summer wardrobe
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A summer-tailoring must-have, a linen suit is your own personal climate control system. Light and breathable, linen absorbs a large volume of moisture before showing signs of damp, making it the perfect fabric for blistering heat or suffocating humidity.

No matter where in the States you live, work, or travel – a linen suit is ideal for summer weddings, smart casual events, cruises and graduations. Excellent value for money, your linen suit can also be worn as separates, adding a snappy summer versatility to your wardrobe. Here’s how to get the most from your linen suit.
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Ten famous tweed wearers

Man standing in a darkened room in a tweed jacket

Looking tidy in tweed
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Tough, versatile and stylish, tweed looks great in a wide variety of settings. This being the case, it’s no surprise that tweed jackets and suits often appear on film and television. Here we take a look at ten characters who are famous for wearing this multifaceted fabric.

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