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How To Shop For A Spring Suit: A Menswear Expert's Must-Read Guide

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    It's not easy to shop for a suit anytime of year, but when the warmer months come creeping up, finding options that beat the heat and still look fly becomes harder than turning on the radio and not hearing a Maroon 5 song. So, we turned to a sartorial guy's style star to help us figure out what to look for when we're in the market for a sharp essential. Enter: Jon Patrick, creative director and VP of product for J. Hilburn, a must-visit men's e-commerce site that delivers "custom luxury menswear." In addition to running the dapper dot com, Patrick's also the founder of The Selvedge Yard, a blog curating culture, dude duds, and...motorcycles!

    "The resurgence of the sport coat in menswear has paved the way for a full-on suit revival," says Patrick. The problem? "Spring and summer suits can be a little more tricky — most guys are afraid of looking like Mike Wallace from 60 Minutes or the Good Humor man." Luckily, JP took time out of his insanely busy schedule to dish his top tips on scoring the perfect suit, from fabric to color to pattern.

    Photo: Courtesy of J. Hilburn

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