Pairing a t-shirt with this suit is a rare occurrence. I would normally wear this outfit with a shirt of some sort - I'm so put off with the state of t-shirts these days I've almost stopped buying them. Although I am thinking of giving Everlane a try. Also want to try their silk shirts. I also don't wear these shoes too often - slip-ons don't work for me (narrow heel issues). I really need a strap over my foot (hence the Campers) or, better yet, tie-ups of some sort.
What is so common in menswear is the only slight distinction between seasonal suit wear. Yes, the fabric may be lighter in the warmer months (but may still contain some wool) but often the colours remain consistent, so they (meaning men) don't have to do the wholesale change we women have been conditioned to endure. Take this suit as one example, it is a summer suit (no wool), lightweight, soft, yet dark. I will wear it well into the fall and even in winter. How practical is that?
It is not my intention to take all the fun out of dressing but really, for the stalwart pieces of one's wardrobe, we should have a few truly seasonless items. And if that were the case, and if you were the sort of person who kept to a strict (and small) clothing budget, this direction would make infinite sense. You really could justify spending more on fewer things and really get your money's worth. Of course, in my case, would that stop me from hitting the thrift shops or boys clothing department? Hardly.
Yes, I would much prefer this ensemble with a shirt (silk) and some menswear footwear, say like these
Ok. One more to go inspired by a menswear master ensemble.