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Safari Suits - The Alternative Summer Wear!

Safari suits
Summer is traditionally the time for lighter fabrics and brighter colors, though most men will wear the same style of clothing, such as a single breasted 3 button suits in seersucker or a navy blazer with lighter colored pants. While this is perfectly acceptable, there are a few alternative garments, such as the Safari suits, that were originally designed for tropical climates and give your warm weather look a unique yet traditional spin. MensUSA has an attractive collection in all sizes and colors when it comes to the safari suits.

The Safari suits were designed for African hunts and were supposed to be comfortable in hot climate with ample pocket space for hunting essentials.

Beretta Safari Jacket
In the 1960's and 1970's it had some kind of a revival. In fact, it was so influential that the Safari suits is still referred to as Saharienne at times.

Safari Suit & Shirt

Often, the Safari Jacket had matching pants, a very similarly styled safari shirt and a casual neckerchief.

Safari suits today

Today, the Safari Jacket is certainly past its peak, yet there are still manufacturers like us, at MensUSA produce our interpretation of this jacket today. As such, owning such a garment is a great way to add a bit of individuality to your outfit, without departing from classic silhouettes. So, if you already have a number of single and double breasted jackets and you like to spend some time in warmer places, think about the Safari suits or certain elements of it, such as the big, flapped bellowed patch pockets.

Colors for Safari suits

In case you are not quite comfortable with the look of the Bush Jacket, you might consider other garments in summer fabrics in more unusual colors. For example, you can go for a grey double breasted jacket with grey shirt or light blue shirt, a Madras bow tie, an olive green hat and brown chalk striped trousers with white buckskin shoes. For the really hot days, you can either wear complete safari suits or jackets and shorts or make a questionable impression, or you can simply wear pants with a polo shirt and light colored shoes. In the opinion of MensUSA, that wears cooler than a jacket with shorts, in addition to appearing more comfortable and relaxed without showing your legs. Shorts should have a place in your closet - they are just better combined with more suitable partners than your suit jackets. It gives your appearance in classic and simply elegant way. The fit of the slacks is very 1930's - high waisted, without a belt and fully cut. Unless you are the skipper of an actual boat and don't mind a bit of kitsch, then you should skip the pipe/captains hat combo.

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